As first reported by the Daily Record the iFLY indoor skydiving venue is exploring a site in Jacksonville next to the Topgolf facility near the St Johns Town Center.
iFly Tampa Indoor Skydiving by ARCO MURRAY/photonews247.com
iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC, and is experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. The company claims that they ‘we make the dream of flight a reality by giving our customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.’ In order to offer a realistic skydiving experience in a safe indoor facility, the company developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber. The flight chambers are a vertical wind tunnel powered by giant fans that generate winds that can reach 175mph.
11.19.2016 - iFLY Tampa built by ARCO MURRAY Construction Company, Brandon, FL/photonews247.com
iFly under construction next to TopGolf in Brandon-Tampa FL/photonews247.com
This would not be the first iFLY facility located next to a Topgolf facility in Florida. In November of 2016, the company opened a location in Brandon (near Tampa) off I-75 in a shopping center that also features a Topgolf and Bass Pro Shops. In all, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, including additional Florida facilities in Orlando and Ft Lauderdale. iFLY flight packages start at $69.95 and can be experienced by anyone ages ‘3 through 103.’
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