Reopening of iFLY: We tried the Indoor Skydiving in Paris

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Published by Julie M. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 17 June 2020 at 18h32 · Updated on 18 June 2020 at 09h03
iFLY Vill’up is the world’s most beautiful indoor Skydiving. 14-m high, this tunnel is entirely glazed and enables you (from 5 years old) to discover how skydiving feels like. No need to worry about the weather anymore, whether you’re an expert or a novice, come and safely feel the sensations provided by a skydive. Reopening on June 22, 2020.

The brand-new shopping mall Vill’Up offers various activities for the whole family and features a 14-m high wind tunnel: iFLY.

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iFLY Vill’up is first and foremost an exceptional 14-m high wind tunnel, entirely glazed whereas the common wind tunnels aren’t higher than 5 meters. The wind tunnel in Dubai – known for its excessiveness – is “only” 8 meters high, that is to say just a bit higher than the half of the Vill’up one.

iFLY is supplied by 4 400-horsepower motors so by 1,600 horsepower sucking the air up to inject it in the wind tunnel and make the participants fly.

The “ground” of the tube is a metal nest on which you can walk like on a catamaran trampoline. It enables the instructor to stand, a position that has a smaller windage, so that he can guide you and talk with gestures throughout the session.

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For about 2 minutes (for a first time), you go into the tunnel with the instructor who will help you find your balance and take your marks. Little by little, you learn to move with your hands as if they were spoilers. The more you take your marks the more you can try new flight positions: on your back, seated, standing or different figures.

Everything is recorded and broadcasted on screens with a small delay so that you can see your performance again once you’re out. You can also buy the photos and/or videos of your performance before or after the session.

In concrete terms, you should make sure you can spend 90 minutes on the spot. The experience starts with a TV briefing, followed by a complete theoretical training. Then, you put on your equipment and here you go for two flights in a row! In the end, you leave with your Free Skydiving certificate.

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Every 30 minutes, instructors provide a skydiving demonstration to show the public a wonderful overview of all the figures it’s possible to make when you’re experienced.

Prices are set according to the number of people, according to everyone’s level and the time of the session, but they start from €59.90 with 2 flights for 1 person.

We tried it for you:

Ready to fly?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 22 June 2020

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    Location

    30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
    75019 Paris 19

    Access
    M°7 Porte de la Villette

    Prices
    à partir de : 59,90 €

    Recommended age
    From 5 years old

    Official website
    www.iflyfrance.com

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