Have you ever imagined what it was like to fly? Or you’ve wanted to try extreme sports like skydiving, but are afraid of plunging from the plane and plunging down? At iFly Singapore, you can do that with guaranteed security, without fear of heights and of course at an affordable price.
What is iFly Singapore?
iFly Singapore is the largest indoor skydiving simulator in the world. In this simulator, you will be placed in a glass tube (tunnel) with a reasonably strong wind blow from the bottom, fast enough to make you float, like a person who was plunging from the plane. iFly Singapore is the only wind tunnel that offers aviators an unparalleled view of the South China Sea and the beauty around Song of the Sea. This facility you do not find in the wind tunnel anywhere else. In this article, I will give you a little review of the stages of flying and some tips to make your flying experience even more fun.
iFly Singapore is located on Sentosa Island, precisely at 43 Siloso Beach Walk. You only need to spend 100$ to try this iFly. After purchasing the tickets, you have to check-in and initiate some preparation before starting this indoor skydiving try. I recommend checking in 2 hours before your chosen flight time. This time is enough for training and preparation before flying.
Almost all ages can follow the fly, recorded the youngest body flyer aged 3 years and the oldest 103 years old. Even those who are disabled can follow this body flyer. But, most likely to fly if they meet some of these criteria:
- Weight less than 120 kg (if height less than 180 cm) or 140 kg (if higher than 180 cm)
- Pregnant women are not allowed.
- Before flying, you will also be asked to sign a guarantee form that you are confident and feasible to fly.
For those of you who want to try this skydiving, here are the stages before trying it.
Training Session will give you a quick overview of the safety procedures and hand signals that the aviator must watch while flying in the tunnel. This information is provided in an easily understandable video, followed by some practice from flying instructors. The hand code should be taken care of as this is your only means of communication when flying with your instructor outside the tunnel.
You are required to wear strappy closed shoes when flying, boots, sandals are not allowed. But do not worry because in iFly Singapore they provide shoes if you happen to you forget or do not wear the right shoes. Long accessories should also be removed and stored in storage lockers prior to flight.
After the training session is over, the flyers are directed to the Gearing-up area to pick up flying clothes, sunglasses, helmets and ear protectors. Choose a comfortable and not too tight because this equipment is essential for safety when flying.
Once everything is ready, it’s time to fly .. If you register the Challenge package, you will get twice the chance of flying, each around 40-60 seconds. This time may seem short, but believe me, you will not feel like it when inside (especially if you have never done skydive before). Not just a fun flying experience, iFly will also require a little muscle training. For those of you who rarely exercise, maybe the abdominal muscles, thighs, and arms will be sore the next day. For that, always watch your instructor before or during the flight session. See the directions they provide with the fingerprints I’ve described before.
The experience isn’t cheap especially since it only lasts a few seconds, but it’s pretty entertaining. I saw some kids doing somersaults and other cool feats but don’t expect to be able to do anything like that on your first try as you haven’t much control at the start.
Address: Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Contact: +65 6571 0000