C’mon, admit it. You’ve totally been manufacturing errands on Route 4 right around Bergen Town Center lately. How else can you keep tabs on the construction progress of the new iFly location? Well, good news! iFly Indoor Skydiving will open soon in Paramus!
Scheduled for a Spring 2018 opening, iFly features a vertical wind tunnel that allows individuals ages 3 and up to experience the feeling of skydiving without having to actually jump out of a plane.
Each 90-minute session includes a full instructional and safety presentation in which participants are given an overview of their time in the wind tunnel and then are taught the basic moves for flying including the meaning of the hand signals instructors will use to help guide their flight.
Participants then get fitted for a flight suit, helmet and goggles (no jewelry, long hair in a ponytail and don’t forget your earplugs, please!) and are led to the waiting area in the tunnel. Groups are limited in size so that each participant will get two one-minute flight sessions.
Once inside, smile for the camera. Most flight packages include a video of your flight. And hold on to your breakfast – your instructor might just take you for a high fly by grabbing onto a leg and an arm and taking a tandem spin up into the air and then back down.
Instructors are friendly and helpful, but all business. Each of them is an experienced flyer and so it’s important to them that visitors to iFly remain safe, learn something and, most importantly have fun.
iFly also offers birthday, group and field trip packages, a STEM education program and, in some locations a virtual reality experience. They also host All Abilities events during which individuals with physical or cognitive challenges are given an opportunity to fly aided by specially trained flight instructors who can make modifications and accommodations for a participant’s flight based on their individual needs.
And if you get hooked on flying? iFly has a flight school that enables students to learn a progression of flight skills with the benefit of one-on-one coaching by an experienced flight instructor.
Excited? So are we! Check the iFly website for more information on their grand opening. Can’t wait that long? You can also book a flight at iFly’s Yonkers location.