iFly King of Prussia, the region’s only indoor skydiving operations, offers its visitors a chance to experience the sensation of flight. Located in King of Prussia, iFly features a 14-foot vertical wind tunnel powered by four electric engines in the roof that power four state-of-the-art fans that push air around the building, underneath the building and then back up into the flight chamber. This air flow creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air in which anyone from age 3 to 103 can safely float. For safety purposes, iFly has a standard weight limit of 300 pounds and cannot accommodate pregnant guests or anyone with a prior shoulder dislocation; a pre-flight training course is also included. Reservations are recommended.
International Body Flight certified instructors are present at all times for flyers because, unlike skydiving, a person will fly alone in the wind tunnel. One flight at iFly is equivalent to two skydives and typically lasts for 3-5 minutes for first-time flyers. “The best part of the experience at iFly is flying,” says Dori Sawyer, operations manager. “The best way I can describe it is like you’re floating on water but you’re not wet. You’re learning to surf the wind.”
Besides the flying experience, iFly also offers space for meetings and other events to accommodate its visitors. “Lately, we’ve been really picking up on corporate events,” Sawyer says. Visitors have the opportunity to utilize iFly’s full executive boardroom for corporate events and meetings for 16 to 30 people. The venue can be rented out to groups of up to 180, and groups of up to 12 can fly every half hour. “You could have your quarterly meeting in the conference room and then come out and fly. It’s a great team-building activity,” explains Sawyer. Besides meetings, iFly can host social events, educational classes and more. “We can be a full-service event venue. We have an array of catering options available, including carving stations with a bartender, and our sales team can customize the event to be whatever your heart desires,” she says. iFly offers flying sessions every half hour for groups up to 12 365 days a year.