When a 100 year old War Veteran comes to fly

When someone like Don, who turned 100 on 14th August 2020, rocks up to fly with us there is always a buzz of excitement in the air at iFLY. 

Whether it’s about their age, their history or the fact that they are still willing and able to do what so many younger people may consider to be out of their comfort zone, it always is inspiring to see what people can do.

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The NHS Flight Bank

Rewind to March 2020. A phone call. The boss. Again.

Covid-19 was here. Many challenges ahead.

One of those, said the boss, was to make the NHS smile. Hmmm.

Back to the team. Any ideas?

Yes. Tons.

From them, the NHS Flight Bank was born.

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STEM: A year in review

It’s been nearly a year since iFLY revamped our already popular schools’ packages, to enhance the educational content of our workshops by expanding on the obvious links to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) to ensure iFLY provides the ultimate school trip!

With British Science Week fast approaching (9th-16th March), we’ve taken the opportunity to review our packages, and how schools and youth groups have responded to them over the last year.

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TheBlindJournalist Goes Flying

On Tuesday 3rd December, we hosted All Abilities Events at iFLY Manchester, Milton Keynes and Basingstoke for National Disability Day 2019. We invited BBC Journalist Mohammed Salim Patel along to our event in Manchester so he could experience Indoor Skydiving. Salim was kind enough to do a write up about the event and this is what he thought of the experience...

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's 95-year-old Sadie!

We were thrilled when Sunrise Carehome enquired about bringing Sadie to iFLY Basingstoke for her 95th Birthday. On Wednesday 13th November, it was our pleasure to accommodate Sadie for her Indoor skydiving experience, which she was kind enough to write up for us...

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