What You'll Get
The need to "feel the wind in your hair" is best fulfilled by skydiving, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Feel the rush with today's Groupon: for $43, you get an Earn Your Wings Package plus a DVD of your session (an $87 value) from iFly Hollywood in Universal City, valid Sunday to Friday.
The one-person Earn Your Wings package includes:
- One training session
- Use of all flight gear
- Two one-minute flights in the vertical wind tunnel
- Hands-on assistance from an instructor
- A personalized flight certificate
- A DVD of your session
iFly's technology, which is all-ages friendly, simulates the feeling of skydiving without plummeting toward the earth at 9.8 meters per second. iFly's wind-tunnel simulates skydiving by suspending you only a few feet off the ground sans parachute. This package gets you two flights in the tunnel—the time equivalent of three tandem-skydives—giving you plenty of time to practice your MJ-tribute moonwalk, rid the dust from your gaming cartridge, or pop the question to a significant other or a person who you'd like to make your significant other. The DVD lets you relive your tricks and maneuvers for years to come and your personalized flight certificate gets 2.5 hours of free valet parking. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Groupon is good for 1 person. Reservations required 2 weeks in advance, subject to availability. Must arrive 1hr before flight time. 48hr cancellation notice required. Not valid for pregnant women. Must be 3 or older. Children under 18 must have guardian sign waiver. 250lb weight max. Not valid on Saturdays or holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
At iFLY, "indoor flying" means something way cooler than jumping on your bed at home. There are helmets involved. Here's how it works: you show up, suit up, and go through an orientation lesson with expert instructors before lifting off in an air column powered by giant fans. The column is forceful enough to simulate the experience of freefalling through the sky, even though flyers are just a few feet off the ground. As with outdoor skydiving, the freefall experience lasts for about a minute but with the earn your wings package flyers get two flights, and may be able to execute turns and tricks at the instructor's discretion.