iFLY Indoor Skydiving - accessible and inclusive for all abilities
Australia's first all abilities indoor skydiving competitors, Peter Pellegrini and Bek Cramp, compete at the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Competition (24th & 25th August 2018). Click here for details.
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 of low vision, hearing loss, people living with paraplegia and amputees, as well as people living with autism, cerebral palsy and more. There really are no limitations in the sport of indoor skydiving. The nature of the activity means that carers can go through the whole process with someone else and provide assistance if necessary without having to pay any entrance fees. Only if you choose to jump into the air flow itself would you need to pay for your part in the experience.
In December we gave away 100 free indoor skydiving experiences (over 200 flights!) to people living with a disability. The atmosphere was incredible, the flyers were inspiring, and we're excited to share some of the special moments with you!
20% OFF - If you know someone living with a disability, indoor skydiving is the perfect gift to show them you think they’re a superhero! Those living with a disability can use promo code: ICANFLY to receive 20% off midweek (Monday to Friday) for the iFLY Intro, iFLY Plus and iFLY High package at all facilities.
Each one of our facilities, iFLY Downunder (Sydney), Gold Coast & Perth, cater to the following:
Wheelchair Users & Mobility Restrictions
All locations have lift access for wheelchair users, as well as restrooms and entrances that are designed to be wheelchair and pram accessible. Many people with mobility restrictions feel a sense of freedom and weightlessness when indoor skydiving with only small body movements required to move around the wind tunnel.
Hearing Loss/Partially Deaf
Due to the noise of the wind tunnel, indoor skydiving uses visual cues, which work perfectly for those living with hearing loss or who are partially deaf.
Typically the sport of indoor skydiving uses visual cues, however, that is no limitation for someone with low vision. Our instructors are trained with physical communication skills and we have found that low vision flyers often have a greater sense of body awareness, which is crucial for staying balanced in the wind and results in excellent flyers.
Those living with a psychological disorder, especially those who experience 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.
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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.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving constantly strives to ensure that our facilities are accessible to those of all abilities.