Have you ever wanted to fly? Are you looking for one really great thing to do over this vacation? Well, now’s your chance! Come to iFly Indoor Skydiving in Yonkers. Anyone 3 years old and older can fly (kids 18 and younger must have a parent or guardian there to sign their waivers). This is an indoor skydiving facility where you go in a vertical wind tunnel with large fans that simulates the skydiving experience.

First you start out by taking a class to learn how to position yourself. Our instructor, Andrew Konetchy, taught us some simple hand signals so that we could communicate while in the tunnel. We need the signals because it is so loud in the tunnel that you cannot hear anything. Your instructor is with you inside the tunnel during your flight. When you are in the tunnel, you wear a special flight suit, helmet, goggles and ear plugs for protection. There is no need to worry because it feels like you are floating on a cloud and there is no sick feeling at all. It’s a great learning experience for kids and adults because you get to learn all about how the flight chamber works. If you have ever wanted to skydive, this is a great alternative, without all the hassle of jumping out of a plane.

When we first went in, we were a nervous wreck, but when we came out, we didn’t want to leave! It is a great place to go; you will want to keep going again. You can also ask your instructor about the high flight option, which we did, where your instructor holds on to you and you fly all the way up to the top of the vertical wind tunnel while spinning. We had a great time, and definitely plan to go back.

Now, here are some of our personal opinions on the experience:

Delaney said: “I was scared because I’m not the biggest fan of roller coasters, but this didn’t feel like one at all! It was marvelous!”

Elizabeth said: “iFly was absolutely extraordinary! It was the most amazing experience of my life. The trick is to pretend that you are on a trampoline, but you don’t actually touch the trampoline part.”

Emma explained: “iFly was like nothing I had ever experienced. It felt like I was floating on a cloud! I was on top of the world!”

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So what we are saying is that iFly is a memorable encounter, the employees are knowledgeable and welcoming. Go enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

After you are done they have photos and videos available of your exciting time.

Visit iFly at 849 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers. Call 914-449-4359. Check them out online: iflyworld.com