iFLY Blog

News and views on the world of indoor skydiving

Giving our sport some wings

One of indoor skydiving’s favourite topics is flyer progression. We talk about it endlessly. We could even be guilty of talking about it as experienced flyers rather than from a first-timer’s viewpoint.

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Saluting Bryson Hayes and all those who intend to grow old disgracefully

The entire Team iFLY crew was thrilled to see the record for the oldest skydiver pass to Bryson Hayes earlier this month. Bryson completed a tandem skydive with three generations of his family at an airfield in Honiton, Devon, at age 101 and 38 days, beating the former record held by Canadian Armand Gendreau who skydived in June 2013 aged 101 and three days.

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How the dream of flight helped transform my life

A couple of years ago I was a fun, but very rounded character, with a long hair beard, who wore joggers held up with a large belt, and a bandanna. I tipped the scales at 24 stone 3lbs and had a 44 inch waist. Indoor skydiving helped transform my life.

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Retiring a Legend

18 years ago, the first SkyVenture Vertical Wind Tunnel was born in Orlando, FL. In April 2017, a new iFLY wind tunnel, or should we say two new tunnels, open on International Drive, Florida. "The Twins" as they are affectionately known, mark the end of one era and the dawn of another. 

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All abilities events prove that anyone can fly

All three iFLY wind tunnels in the UK are basking in the lovely warm feeling that comes with having just hosted their first ever ‘All Abilities’ event, a concept that was born and raised at iFLY Portland in Oregon just over a year ago. The first event took place on March 2, 2016. Since then the format has spread to all tunnels in the United States and now to iFLY Basingstoke, Milton Keynes and Manchester.

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