If you have longed to experience the weightless freedom of flight and the adrenaline rush of being airborne, look no further than our very own Siloso beach, Sentosa, where iFly Singapore, the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel, is set to open its doors this month, April 2011.
Another first-of-its-kind for Singapore, this state-of-the-art wind tunnel allows anyone from first time flyers (aged three years to 106 years old), to professional skydivers, the opportunity to experience the thrills and excitement of the adrenaline-pumping sport of skydiving.
Lawrence Koh, Founder and Managing Director of iFly Singapore commenting on the upcoming opening, “I first started skydiving in 2000 and it has always been my dream to be able to share my love for the sport of flying with everyone in an easily accessible, safe and affordable way. I first embarked on the project in 2008 visiting and researching a number of wind tunnels around the world and construction began in late 2009. However as the construction plans and development evolved, I wanted iFly Singapore to be more than just any regular wind tunnel. Therefore, in an effort to make iFly Singapore the most modern and advanced indoor skydiving facility yet, promising a truly first-of-its-kind experience and flight journey from the moment flyers enter the doors, a number of building upgrades and enhancements were incorporated along the way.
“Naturally as we incorporated more into the design and concept, look and feel, and total experience, more time was needed to accommodate this and make it just right. Although this has resulted in a short delay, I am very pleased that we are now able to offer all flyers and visitors to iFly Singapore a flyers experience like no other. iFly Singapore has revolutionised the way indoor skydivers can now enjoy the whole flight experience.”
At a height of 56.5ft with a diameter of 16.5ft, iFly Singapore can accommodate up to 20 professional flyers at any one time. It is also the only wind tunnel in the world that gives flyers an unparalleled sea view, as well as nightly fireworks.
iFly Singapore now also boasts iconic architectural features and an unprecedented creative design layout and dynamism guaranteed to please even the toughest of critics. iFly Singapore has engaged some of the best Singapore homegrown talents to conceptualise and design its architecture and interior design. They are award-winning architect firm, Formwerkz and leading experiential creative design firm, Pico. Without giving too much away, the design concept has been inspired by the efficiency and style of a high-tech and futuristic airport terminal and every detail has been conceptualised accordingly.
Not to worry though, it is not just about the flyers. Other visitors and spectators have not been forgotten! iFly Singapore is a fun packed facility filled with an array of exciting entertainment offerings for the whole family to enjoy, from a number of F&B outlets, including Sentosa’s first McDonalds and O’Briens, an iFly retail outlet offering an array of high quality merchandise, to stunning views of the South China Sea. So brace yourself for the most unforgettable flight experience yet!
Beginner flight packages, inclusive of comprehensive training and two flight experiences start from only SGD89 for an adult and SGD79 for a child. For early bird bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +65 6571 0000.