In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon to iFly Utah in Ogden. Choose between the following options:
- For $79, you get two flight tickets, two t-shirts, and two DVDs (a $158 value).
- For $199, you get four flight tickets, four t-shirts, four DVDs, and four hats (a $416 value).
iFly's vertical wind tunnel (VWT) simulates adrenaline-stoking skydiving within a secure and regulated milieu. The experience begins when experienced instructors teach flight-seekers the basics of body-flight, including correct flight positions, hand signals, and how to avoid swallowing too much air. Skydiving students, outfitted in flight suits, helmets, and goggles, then take turns flying one-on-one with flight instructors during two one-minute sessions in the VWT, where they learn to master free-falling skills while blowing bread-crumbs out of their belly buttons. Students also take home a flashback to the free-falling moments in the form of a souvenir DVD.
Flowrider and iFly
The surfer was getting dangerously close to the crest. It was a huge wave, spanning 34 feet, but the last thing he wanted was to bail in front of his friends. Leaning into the water and weaving side to side, he kept his balance for just a few moments longer before tumbling onto the soft mats and safe bail area of the Flowrider. He'd be ready for the real thing come summer. This is just one of the adventures that await thrill-seekers-in-training at the Salomon Center. Away from the Flowrider's manmade surf, top-rope belay systems cradle climbers as they scale iRock's craggy, gray peaks. Incorporating holds that change monthly, these indoor climbing walls shoot upwards to heights of 55 feet. Alternatively, bouldering areas stay closer to the ground and exchange ropes for padded surfaces. Meanwhile, iFLY exchanges footholds for a column of high-speed, shooting air, which elevates would-be fliers to simulate the feeling of skydiving or being kicked out of a moving UFO.
2261 Kiesel Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401