Wind Tunnel Technology

iFLY uses only wind tunnels made by SkyVenture, the world’s largest and most advanced manufacturer of vertical wind tunnels (VWT).

SkyVenture wind tunnels are the safest in the world due to their aerodynamically efficient and stable design that yields wall-to-wall airflow in the flight section of the tunnel. In addition, SkyVenture recirculating wind tunnels are the most efficient and greenest wind tunnels in the world, using far less power than other wind tunnels.

How does it work?

  • A vertical wind tunnel has fans at the top to draw air through the flight chamber and then push it back down the sides through Return Air Towers (RATs).

  • The air is ‘turned’ from the RATs into the bottom of the tunnel (plenum) and back up toward the flight chamber through an inlet contractor.

  • The inlet contractor reduces the space the air can travel in, thus compressing and speeding up the air before it reenters the flight chamber.

  • The result: a smooth column of air that enables you to fly.

 

Our Tunnel Specifications

 

iFLY Downunder (Sydney West)

Average HP Generated: 1800hp is generated by 4x450hp fans
Flight Chamber Area: 16 feet or 5 meters diameter
Flight Chamber Height: 13 meters high
Building Size: 750m2 footprint

 

iFLY Gold Coast

Average HP Generated: 1000hp is generated by 2x500hp fans
Flight Chamber Area: 12 feet or 4 meters diameter
Flight Chamber Height: 6 meters high
Building Size: 800m2 footprint