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“Do it!!”

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Tukwila
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Seattle. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Mill Creek, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Do it!!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Went this afternoon and had no idea what to expect. It was so fun. We did two one minute flights. Our instructor Cat said on our second flight she would take us up to the top and back if we wanted. So scary and fun at the same time. It is pricy but something everyone should experience .

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Bellevue, Washington
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“Ifly is an experience no to be missed”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a way to get the experience of the terminal velocity part of free fall without jumping from a plane and dealing with the ground. This is an experience quite unlike anything else, unless you skydive. It is very different from floating in heavy salt water like in the dead sea since the >100MPH airflow imparts energy to you that can be used, if you know how to use it.

We booked a week ahead went in, saw a 10 minute training film, got into jumpsuits and helmets that they provided (and seemed to clean between uses), and then went in to wait for our for a test flight with 7 other people.

Ifly is in a tall red building you can see from quite a distance just off of I-405 , with their name on it. Inside it is a big, 20 foot wide round vertical transparent plexiglass tube wind-tunnel. It appears to be about 30ft high and has a screen underneath. You do not see the turbines that power it. Someone somewhere adjusts the wind speed to your weight and wind resistance so you can float.
An "instructor"keeps you out of trouble and away from the walls and oriented toward the camera. Once you get the hang of it, they let go for a few seconds.

They take DVDs and photos you can buy as part of a package, or separate. These are worth the cost. You can also have guests with you that don't fly and don't pay, but can view the flight. They can also take videos.

This is a new way to show off how uncoordinated you can be, or not. You get to float, spin, and go up and down, somewhat like flying.

The downside is that you only get two 1 minute sessions for your initial visit. For first time flyers, you rotate turns as the 10-12 people each get one minute each. You sit and watch others make their attempts in between. You also get to see your first attempt on a delayed video screen while waiting on your second flight.

Unless you are acrobatically inclined (and I am not), you barely start to get a feel for this situation before you are tossed out of the chamber.

Afterward, the instructor for each group shows off all the flying-like acrobatics that you can learn if you take a lot of classes.

Book well ahead. On line, Ifly has a calendar that shows open slots. Weekdays may be better than weekends, but they seem to be open from 9AM to 10PM.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“iFly - iFun”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

There was a group of us that went at the end of August 2012. We had a special package and purchased another minute of fly time. We had a great instructor and he was very energetic, patient and happy to teach us. We would go again if we had another package. Check into the costs before you go. You can also go to view the fliers.

Visited August 2012
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Wenatchee, Washington
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“Great experience, especially of you want to skydive but are too afraid of heights for regular skydiving”
Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Win tunnels are so much fun! It's not scary at all because your surroundings are constant (not moving) so it gives you the sensation that you're flying instead of falling! The staff is great, and it feels very safe. It's a little spendy considering how short of a session you get to be in the wind tunnel. Its not nearly as exciting as regular skydiving though, but I still really enjoyed myself.

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