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News and views on the world of indoor skydiving

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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How I discovered the dream of Flight

Hi, my name is Emily King. I’m 8 years old and this is my story about how I came to live the dream of flight. 

It all started at Christmas when I was aged four. At that time, I only wanted two things; a multi-coloured pen and to be able to fly like Tinkerbell.

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5 ideas for a mini adventure under £50

Ever caught yourself glazed over, after another mammoth day in the office, thinking about what is going to be your next adventure? You’ve got a date in your diary, but no plans. Just need some thinking time and inspiration to come up with that perfect getaway. Here are 5 ideas (based on personal experience) to help inspire that next mini adventure without breaking your bank balance.

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Preparing for battle

In October of this year, I’ll be leading Team Volition, Britain’s Female Indoor 4-Way Formation Skydiving Team, on our travels to iFLY Montreal, Canada in October to compete at the World Indoor Skydiving Championships. Our goal is to improve on the bronze and silver medals we have won previously in Prague and Warsaw. It will be far from easy as we face stiff competition from the highly experienced and heavily funded French team.

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