PARAMUS, NJ — Caryl Communications Inc. announced its appointment as media correspondent for iFLY Indoor Skydiving, opening early April in Paramus, just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. iFLY offers bodyflight, a fast-growing sport around the world for children and adults alike. The immersive, thrilling experience, known for “delivering the dream of flight to everyone” in its patented vertical wind tunnel, is suitable for almost anyone of any age and any ability. iFLY is the world’s largest operator, designer and builder of vertical wind tunnels with facilities around the globe. iFLY Indoor Skydiving (iFLY) will open its first New Jersey location in Paramus in early April 2018. Geared for all ages - from 3 to 103 - and abilities, iFLY makes the dream of flight a reality by giving customers “wings” to fly in the safety of a patented vertical wind tunnel. In 1998, under the direction of founder Alan Metni, iFLY developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a vertical wind tunnel known as the flight chamber. The company, originally named SkyVenture, opened its first facility in 1999. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, iFLY is committed to performance, safety and reliability.
Today, iFLY is the world’s largest operator, designer and builder of vertical wind tunnels for this exciting action sport – indoor skydiving – with facilities across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. What to Expect at iFLYBefore entering the flight chamber with a certified instructor, all flyers take part in a 30-minute training and practice session.
Significance: A Growing New Genre of Action Sports – Bodyflight
Bodyflight is one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide and its competitions are governed by the International Bodyflight Association. iFLY’s invention of modern wind tunnels has given more individuals the opportunity to learn the sport. Skydivers now have a consistent way to advance skills that ordinarily require jumping from planes. In addition, iFLY certified instructors design bodyflight training programs for sports enthusiasts to discover the sport and progress in their flying skills, participating in freestyle and formation flying competitions.
Innovative Programming Includes STEM Field Trips and All Abilities Events iFLY seeks to educate and inspire through its range of innovative programming. As part of its commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, iFLY partners with local school systems to host field trips for elementary, middle and high school students. During each field trip, iFLY’s trained STEM educators guide students through an interactive presentation, wind tunnel demo and other grade-appropriate lab activities.
iFLY facilities worldwide have hosted more than 60,000 students from 3,000+ schools.