Quarterly Flight School Competitions Allows Students to Showcase their Flying Skills
They can fly, they can fly, they can fly! Children and teens aged 4–16 can now enjoy one-on-one indoor skydiving coaching at iFLY Fort Lauderdale’s new Flight School. Students learn a progression of flying skills in a fun group setting, during sessions led by a flight instructor who is highly trained in safety standards and certified by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA). iFLY is the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation.
Each weekly session, which is a two-hour experience, includes a team briefing, warm-up with stretching, five minutes of flight time with additional shared time, two video clips of flight for students to keep, debrief with flight video review, logging of flight time and skills in a personal logbook, and light, healthy snacks. Each student receives exclusive Flight School member discounts on personal flight gear.
Each session is limited to 10 flyers total. A single session is priced at $69.95; a one-month program (four sessions) is priced at $239.80. Flyers in each session are organized into two groups based on skill levels: beginner and intermediate/advanced. During the session, parents enjoy free Wi-Fi and a conference room when available.
Four times a year, all iFLY locations host a Quarterly Flight School Competition, during which students can showcase their flying skill progression. Winners from each location advance to iFLY’s Annual Flight School Regional Competition.
“We are very excited to launch our Flight School,” said Jim Braun, general manager for iFLY Fort Lauderdale. “It gives kids and teens a great opportunity to not only develop a love of indoor skydiving, but also push themselves to see how much they can achieve.”
Through Flight School, students develop key athletic and personal development skills such as safety procedures and proper use of flight gear; mastery of a progressive series of flying skills, starting with basic back and belly positions; how to set and achieve goals, teamwork and sportsmanship; leadership, discipline, and IBA competition flight pathways and disciplines.
Located at 11690 West State Road 84 in Davie, the Fort Lauderdale iFLY location is the 28thiFLY facility in the U.S. With iFLY, people of all ages and abilities can experience human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment — without having to jump out of an airplane. Each indoor skydiving facility is a marvel of engineering that replicates the sensation of freefall, creating conditions that allow people to fly on a smooth cushion of air. With the help of iFLY certified flight instructors, customers learn to fly, control their bodies in the air and experience true human flight.
For more information about iFLY Fort Lauderdale’s Flight School, including dates and times, visit iFLYworld.com/flightschool.
About iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8,000,000 people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visitwww.iflyworld.comor follow us onFacebook,InstagramandYouTube. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84 in Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. Visit www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale.