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You are never too old to do something amazing

At iFLY Manchester, we've been massively inspired of late by the wonderful Glen Mills, an 82 yr young lady who is wheelchair bound and suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Glen flys with us every week, proving that you are never too young to amazing things, even when you have to overcome physical hurdles to do them.

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Why iFLY really is the Tunnel of Love

Did you know that romance and indoor skydiving have a deep and long lasting connection? It’s true.

With Valentine’s day just a few weeks away, once again we are reaching for those posters with the Love is in the Air (everywhere I look around) headlines. Yes, it’s time for that tunnel of love campaign to be rolled out once more. 

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What flying means to me - Al Hodgson

The first wind tunnel I ever flew in was Skyventure Orlando, I was on a skydiving trip with some friends, jumping at two drop zones in Florida, DeLand and Zephyr Hills. We were excited to try out this vertical wind tunnel thing that we'd heard of, and to see what all the fuss was about. People were saying that the future of skydiving will be different if these contraptions ever catch on, so we had to check it out for ourselves.

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iFLY Relaunches STEM School Packages

iFLY love to science the heck out of our education experiences, bringing physics and forces to life, in a fun and exhilarating way for school pupils to enjoy.

However, in the spirit of challenging the theory that we know everything, iFLY has teamed up with the geniuses at Fun Science who've taken our popular STEM school sessions into the stratosphere! 

Here's what Cressida from Fun Science had to say about their journey with us...

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Marie Curie appointed official Charity of iFLY Manchester.

Each iFLY tunnel has selected a local charity who they have chosen to support and help raise funds for. Manchester is delighted to announce that Marie Curie has been appointed as their official Charity. 

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WOW - What a brilliant day out!

My name is Janet and I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Due to having reduced mobility, I cannot walk unaided. For anything more than a few feet I have to use a wheelchair and I also use a walking stick or a rollator for shorter distance. But I CAN FLY!

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Armed Forces Day with Blesma and Al Hodgson

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, celebrate Armed Forces Day with iFLY, as the UK’s newest Inclusivity Ambassador is announced.

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Future Directions Inclusivity Event

iFLY Inclusivity Ambassadors Glen and Brian Mills organise an all-abilities event with Future Directions - a values-based high-quality social care provider based in the North West.

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Breathtaking views from the office window

Luca Montagnese, senior instructor and newly appointed General Manager at iFLY indoor skydiving Manchester, recently took up a different kind of 'office' aboard the Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas. The view from the  window has never been so good:

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Meet The Team: Steve Rottier Q&A

Steve Rottier has recently been appointed as Assistant General Manager at iFLY Manchester. We asked Steve about his iFLY journey, and what he enjoys most about being part of the team.

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Meet the Team: Brooke Rawson Q&A

Brooke has recently passed our instructor course and become the newest member of our team at iFLY Manchester. We had a chat with Brooke about joining iFLY, and how she’s settling into her new role.

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