iFLY Indoor Skydiving - accessible and inclusive for all abilities
iFLY Downunder (Sydney), Gold Coast and Perth, pride themselves on offering facilities and experiences that are accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities. Indoor skydiving is one of the most all-inclusive activities in the world with the state-of-the-art wind tunnel providing a fully controlled, ultra safe environment giving truly anyone the opportunity to fly.
We have flown wheelchair users, those with hearing and/or visual impairments, people with physical limitations such as paraplegia and amputees, as well as people with autism, cerebral paulsy and more. There really are no limitations in the sport of indoor skydiving.
Each one of our facilities, iFLY Downunder (Sydney), Gold Coast & Perth, cater to the following:
All locations have lift access for people with mobility impairments, as well as restrooms and entrances that are designed to be wheelchair and pram accessible.
Due to the noise of the wind tunnel, indoor skydiving uses visual cues, which work perfectly for hearing impaired flyers.
Typically the sport of indoor skydiving uses visual cues, however that is no limitation for someone visually impaired. Our instructors are trained with physical communication skills and we have found that visually impaired flyers often have a greater sense of body awareness, which is crucial for staying balanced in the wind and results in excellent flyers.
Those who have a mental illness, especially those who suffer from low sensory input, often feel at home in the tunnel as the wind provides them with constant sensory input all over the body. The instructor is always in the wind with the flyer for constant comfort and reassurance.
Service animals are also welcome at all of our locations in the spirit of inclusiveness. Unfortunately, they aren't permitted to FLY, but the 360 degree glass tunnel means they can watch the entire experience.
GCT Accessibility Challenge
iFLY has a record of accommodating those of all abilities, with iFLY Gold Coast recently taking part in the Accessibility Challenge run by GCT in March. Additionally, we have had FSG Australia came and declared iFLY to be ‘accessibly ready’!
iFLY assisting ex-servicemen
We recently teamed up with Soldier On an Australian charity organisation whose mission is to assist ex-servicemen/servicewomen and their families reintegrate into civilian life while coping with PTSD
"I have never been skydiving before. The challenge of doing something different, and doing an activity that takes me outside my comfort zone with other veterans is so vital to maintaining my mental, physical, and social wellbeing." – ex-serviceman
Check out the full article on the visit here.
Discount for those holding an Australian Disability card
Use promo code: ICANFLY to receive 25% off any iFLY Intro Mid Week, iFLY Intro, iFLY Intro Plus, High Fly or Family and Friends package at all facilities.
Want to find out more about how iFLY can help your needs?
We believe that indoor skydiving is a sport for anyone and we are so excited to be able to share the gift of flight with truly everyone.
To learn more or for any further information on how we can accommodate your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 366 364.