Many metro Detroiters will soon have an opportunity to check "skydiving" off of their bucket lists without having to confront a fear of heights, planes, or, you know, falling thousands of feet to their potential death.
“As the first iFLY to open in Michigan, this facility is the most innovative tunnel in the world and will attract the novice, as well as very accomplished flyers,” Bob Ash, General Manager of iFLY Detroit said in a press release. “We fully anticipate people from around the world will come to Detroit to experience the Gen 9 technology which makes this an exemplary tunnel.”
So how does it work? Well, all interested flyers must complete a training course before hitting the tunnel, and all guests must wear proper gear (flight suit, helmet, and goggles), all of which are included in iFly's various packages.
Upon completion of the flight training, you can dive into iFly's specially-designed vertical wind tunnel comprised of four fans that optimize air flow for a smooth, and, apparently, very eco-friendly body flight experience, again, without having to hurl yourself from a plane at 14,000 feet which, after 2020, doesn't sound nearly as scary as it once did. In fact, it sounds like it could actually be downright serene.
Anyway, iFly Detroit is located at 26975 Adell Center Dr., Novi, and will be open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday. Individual introductory flight packages start at $64.99 and birthday/event packages are available for up to 12 flyers for $864.99. For more information or to book a flight visit iFLYworld.com/Detroit.
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