We’ve driven by the indoor skydiving Colorado place called iFly so many times, but we’ve never set foot inside. I don’t know why, maybe we were nervous? Nervous about safety, price, restrictions, etc? I mean, it’s skydiving, right?
iFly invited us to come by and check out their Highlands Ranch location, so we did and I am so glad! It was nothing like I would have guessed it would be, it was much safer than my mom mind had imagined it would be, that’s for sure! Actually, it’s good for kids 3+ and most abilities and body types too!
The plan was for only the kids to fly, I wasn’t feeling so great and didn’t think it would be a good idea for me to go, so it was Lou (14), Tater (12), and Moose (10). They were super nervous and unsure of what to expect.
We walked in, signed our waivers and went to the training room to watch a short video and hear from their flying guide. The video was really informative and our guide seemed really cool, I think we all felt more comfortable at this point.
It was time to gear up! The kids got their flight suits, helmets and protective eye wear and headed into the wind tunnel. At this point I will tell you, if your helmet or eye wear are not comfortable, let someone know right away and they’ll fix it! Tater didn’t mention that his helmet was too tight until he was in the tunnel and he motioned to me about it, they had to turn everything off just to get him a bigger helmet; it wasn’t a huge deal (no one said anything about it) but it would have been easier if he would have said something right away. You need to be comfortable in order to relax during your iFly experience, so keep that in mind when you put your gear on.
Each of the kids got to do 2 flights for about 2 minutes each time and it was the perfect amount of time. The first time they were getting used to it and they just sort of floated around, the second time they were allowed to go to the top (with the guide) if they wanted, Tater chose not to but Lou and Moose went up all the way and *loved* it!
Something to note: Just like with skydiving, you can’t just jump into iFly and do flips and tricks, you have to learn to balance yourself before you can do all of that! It only makes sense, if you do something wrong you could really get hurt. The regular flights are really fun, even without being able to do a bunch of tricks.
Overall the kids (even Tater) loved it! They really relaxed and had a great time. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a little adventure without a lot of risk.
Whether you are flying solo or with a group, we have options to get you airborne in a safe and fun environment. Every package includes pre-flight training, all the necessary flight gear (suit, helmet, goggles), friendly instruction from a certified flight guide, and a personalized post-flight certificate. Let’s fly! –iFly
You can find all of the pricing on the iFly website too, here in Denver 2 awesome flights for 1 person, professional instructors and personalized service will cost you $29.99 for the flight or $59.98 if you want the package (with all of the gear and stuff, you’ll need this if you don’t own all of your own stuff). If you know you’re going to dig it and you want to purchase more than 2 flights you can do a 4 flight package. They also have a package for 2 people, a family package that can be shared by up to 5 people, or a party package for 24 flights shared by up to 12 people.
As the kids were doing the flights I talked to the employees about the idea of doing a team building type activity at iFly, it seems like such a perfect fit!
Disclosure: We were given the chance to fly at iFly for free in order to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.