iFly Downunder preview flight

16 April 2014

iFLY Downunder is Australia’s first indoor skydiving centre – and on 16 April, I gave it a test flight, reporting for CONTACT magazine and Military Photography Facebook page.

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The official web site says, “iFLY Downunder is a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel that provides a fun and safe way to experience true human bodyflight. We fly people from ages 3 to 103. No experience necessary and all training is included.”

   

I say – it is seriously good fun, but is probably not an ‘entertainment experience’, in that it is quite expensive and ends WAAAAY TOO SOON! Time literally does fly when you’re having fun!

But, as a serious indoor sports-training facility, it simply cannot be beaten. Consider that a standard skydive might last 60 to 90 seconds in the free-fall stage. But with iFly, individuals or groups can train/rehearse their free-fall techniques and manoeuvres in the comfort and safety of an indoor facility for an hour or more at a time.

It simply can’t be beaten as a training facility.

The iFly Downunder facility, next door to the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club on Mulgoa Rd, Penrith, is still in the last throes of construction, but will be open to the public on 26 April 2014. Visit www.iflydownunder.com.au for details and bookings.

 

 

 

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Posted by Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

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