If you have ever wanted to fly like an eagle and feel the wind rushing past your face,then you must plan a trip to iFLY Fort Worth. Many people dream of skydiving but just can’t get over the idea of jumping out of an airplane.iFLY allows you to have the experience of what it feels like to fly in a safe environment without ever going up in in the air.
Wind Tunnel Technology
You may be wondering how you can experience flying without an airplane. The answer is a wind tunnel. In a wind tunnel, you have the same experience falling, very similar to skydiving, but you simply ride along on a cushion of air instead of jumping out of a plan. The air is computer-controlled so that it will allow you to feel like you are flying without the turbulence of a natural air stream.
The technology behind the wind tunnel is four huge fans, similar to what is used to test the airfoil of an airplane. However, iFLY Fort Worth offers a different experience from a standard air tunnel; the air comes from underneath and gently lifts you. You really are flying.
Who Can Do This?
The best part about iFLY is that people of all ages can have this experience. People from 3-years-old to over 100-years-old have flown in the wind tunnel. People of all abilities have flown in the wind tunnel and had the ultimate experience of a lifetime. You can even fly wearing your normal street clothing, with a few rules. For instance, they suggest lace-up shoes, and that you remove anything from your pockets or loose jewelry.
This is a great way to plan the ultimate birthday party, family reunion, or epic get together with friends. Many companies use this as a team-building experience or as part of a rewards package. It is conveniently close to many hotels in Hurst,TX, so it is the perfect addition to any family vacation or business trip.
What to Expect
When you arrive, you will be asked to remove any loose jewelry, hair accessories and take everything from your pockets. Certain health conditions willlimit your ability to participate, so check first if you have concerns. When you arrive, you will enjoy a short and fun training session with a flight instructor. During this training, you will learn the basics of how to fly. You will then be given a flight suit that fits on right over your regular clothing. After this, you will receive your helmet and you are ready to go.
When you are in the tunnel, a qualified instructor will be right by your side to make sure that you have the ultimate experience. You have the chance to fly two times per session, and you can purchase additional flights. You can fly as many times as you like. As you get better at flying, the instructors will teach you more advanced skills for even more fun. If you are planning a stay in Fort Worth, it may be worthwhile to check out this experience of a lifetime.
Where to Stay
If you’re adding a trip to iFly to your trip, there are a few good lodging options nearby. The Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Hurst is less than 10 minutes away by car. The hotel offers spacious rooms, 24/7 dining, and a 24/7 pool, making it perfect for busy travelers. Hilton Garden Inn Dallas at Hurst Conference Center is another solid option. It’s also just minutes away by car and offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi, free cooked breakfasts, and more.