Indoor Skydiving Facility Expected to Open This Summer in Naperville
The iFly Naperville facility will be located at 1752 Freedom Drive in Naperville.
Construction is currently underway on the iFly Naperville facility, which will be located at 1752 Freedom Drive in Naperville. Construction is also wrapping up on a Rosemont iFly facility that is expected to open in mid- to late-May, according to the iFly Chicago Facebook page.
Once the Rosemont facility opens, the Naperville iFly is expected to open about two months after that, according to the iFly Facebook page.
iFly is an indoor skydiving experience that creates "tree free-fall conditions, just like skydiving" through the use of vertical wind tunnels that generate "1600 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float," according to the iFly website.
"There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush," according to the iFly website.
The 9,777 square-foot, three-story iFly indoor skydiving facility will be located on the southeast corner of Freedom Drive and Independence Avenue, just north of Cooper's Hawk restaurant in Freedom Commons.
The company currently has 11 indoor wind-tunnel skydiving facilities in the U.S. and eight other locations across the globe. Vertical tunnels reach up to 50-feet high, 16-feet wide and generate controlled winds up to 150 mph, which lift flyers into the air, according to the company's website.
Customers would take an introductory training and safety class before flying and flying gear such as goggles and suits would be provided.
Bill Adams, an iFly representative, told Patch the facility would be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and flying packages would start at $59.95. He added that indoor skydiving is open to anyone from age 3 to 103.
Get more information on the iFly website