$139 for two flights for up to five people ($270 value)
Thrill seekers gain the experience of skydiving without falling by stepping into a vertical wind tunnel for 60-second flights—compared to the roughly 45 seconds of freefalling in each traditional skydive. Before lifting off, participants strap on safety equipment, go through a training session, and gain hands-on personal assistance from an instructor.
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 a combined 1,600 horsepower worth of giant fans. The column is forceful enough to simulate the experience of dropping through the sky, even though flyers are just inches from the ground. As with outdoor skydiving, the flying 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.