I dont think I’d ever jump out of an airplane…it’s just not my thing. Because of that, I was a bit hesitant to give iFly a shot, but since it was finally in MoCo I knew I had to.
Yesterday, I was able to go in for my first iFly experience at their Gaithersburg location (9400 Gaither Road). I had a great time and I recommend it as an activity you can do solo, with friends, on a date, or with the whole family.
Here’s how it went down:
• I got there 5 minutes before my 6pm reservation (there’s no need to arrive early, but they ask that you’re not more than 15 minutes late).
• Check-in took a couple minutes on a kiosk (waivers are signed and you get your wrist band).
• We met up with our certified flight instructor and got our equipment (suits, helmets, eye wear, etc.)
• Flight training took place in a small room where we watched a video that taught us proper body position and hand signals for communication in the flight chamber.
• We flew!
I have never been sky sky diving before, so this type of experience was very new to me. I was nervous going into it, but I felt very safe the whole time and enjoyed my flights.
Each flight lasted 45 seconds and after simply leaning in to the chamber, I was spotted by my instructor.
Here’s a clip of me flying!
If you enjoy your time there, I highly recommend buying the return flyer packages for a pretty big discount on the rates.
The prices and more of my experience can be seen in the images below.