Since my birthday last week, I’ve been out here intentionally living my best life. I’m only a few days into 38 years old but I’ve already checked an item off my bucket list. Yay, indoor skydiving did and I have receipts so I could show you. Insert “I Believe I Can Fly”, oh wait. Nevermind we officially quit R. Kelly; how about Three Six Mafia Stay Fly!
What is iFly: Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel.
Backstory: Five years ago we spent Thanksgiving in Raeford, NC two minutes from an Indoor Skydiving spot. This was the first time we’d ever seen something like this but immediately we wanted to try it out. It was closed for the holiday and we returned home having never tried it. Years late we would find one in Virginia Beach, VA but that was still at least 3 hours away. Last year two came to our area in Ashburn, VA, and Baltimore, MD. While we were excited we didn’t rush out to either of them.
On Friday, my niece Kameryn turned 12 and wanted to celebrate at iFly Baltimore. We were onboard anyone, it’s our niece but we were thrilled because we would finally go to iFly. Our first thought was how much does it cost. Our second thought was are we going to pay for the kids too. *sigh* It isn’t cheap… but we decided we would all do it.
According to the website, you can be as young as age 3 to fly. Babe showed LittleCuteLips a video the night before to see if you understood what she would potentially sign up for. She was on board, she is such a trooper.
Because we look silly in our flight getup.
We were suited up before, but now we have on our helmets, goggles, and earplugs. They provide all the gear you need, that is included in the price. You should wear lace-up sneakers and comfortable clothes with a collarless shirt. For me, that was jeans and a sweatshirt. You put the suit on over top of your clothes.
I was worried about the following things:
Unsettled stomach: You can eat before you come, you won’t get any feeling of motion sickness, nausea, or dropping feeling in your stomach. We ate in the facility up until they told us to get suited up. I suffer from motion sickness and slight vertigo; I had no issues with either.
Breathing: I was worried it would take my breath away. It didn’t at all, there is no struggle to breathe. You can breathe normally out of your mouth or your nose.
Weight Restrictions: You must weigh less than 300 pounds.
Events: They do birthday parties corporate events and even have a STEM program.
High Flight: With the purchase of the high flight, guests are able to fly higher and faster with their instructor than they would fly on their own. The high flight occurs during the last 15-20 seconds of the guest’s final flight. High flights may not be available to guests that are over 260 lbs or to guest with certain restrictions.
All of us decided to go higher at the end of our second flight except LittleCuteLips. It cost us $10 more but it was worth it.
Us in flight and a show from the Pros at the end.