Though commonly thought to be an outdoor sport, skydiving was originally developed as a means for people living in really tall homes to quickly get from the attic to the basement. Rediscover skydiving's indoor origins with today's Groupon: for $40, you get the Earn Your Wings Package at iFly SF Bay. The package includes a training session, flight gear, assistance from a personal instructor, and two flights in iFly SF Bay's gravity-defying vertical wind tunnel plus a DVD of your session (an $81.95 total value). The two flights cannot be split between two people.
iFly's technology simulates the feeling of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane and plummeting toward the ground at 9.8 m/s². The dive is simulated while being suspended a few feet off the ground. The tunnel is a safe way to enjoy the thrillcitement and spectaculation of skydiving for people who love the idea of skydiving but don't like the idea of wearing an unfashionable parachute, being 18,000 feet in the air, or sky diving.
Two flights in the tunnel—the time equivalent of three tandem skydives—give divers plenty of time to practice a midair moonwalk or to channel an inner caped crusader. The DVD lets adventurers relive the airborne tricks and maneuvers for years to come—or until the DVD gets replaced by digital-VHS in 2019. iFly is open to people of any age (check the fine print for physical restrictions), so round up the local Girl Scout troop, bridge club, or flock of penguins and take them flying for the first time.
Only valid Monday through Friday. Flyers over six feet tall must weigh less than 250 pounds; those under six feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds.
- I'm an outdoor skydiver with 18 years and 3,500 jumps under my belt. While there is no experience quite like jumping out a plane, iFly SF Bay provides a totally authentic re-creation of the freefall experience. So authentic in fact that outdoor skydivers use facilities like this to train their flying skills for competition. – bradstyle, Citysearch
- I am hooked. This is really a blast... The staff are very helpful and really work hard...On my second visit I was so proud to have improved to the point that I could fly where ever I wanted and even flew to the exit under my own power. – chuckeroonie, Citysearch
- I have over 1300 skydives and I truly love iFlySFBay. I just can't get enough. I've taken many non-skydivers and they to have loved it -- from 3 yrs old to 60+, they all had a great time. – Aerialsoul, Citysearch