Frequently Asked Questions about iFly Hollywood
What is a wind tunnel?
A wind tunnel, in this case, a vertical wind tunnel, is the machine that produces the column of air you float on in the flight chamber. It has fans at the top with the purpose of drawing the air up past you. You experience a controlled environment providing you just the right amount of air flow for the utmost flight enjoyment.
How long is a flight?
Each flight within the wind tunnel lasts for 60 seconds. When jumping out of an airplane, the free fall portion last approx. 45 seconds. If you reserve a package that contains 2 flights, you will have 2 turns in the wind tunnel with an instructor lasting 60 seconds each. The entire iFLY first-time flyer experience takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from start to finish.
How old do you have to be?
Flyers can be as young as 3 years of age. There is no upper age limit. Children under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
Who can fly?
There’s no experience requirement, so beginners, intermediates and experts can all fly. All flyers must be in good health and physical condition. If you have had a prior shoulder dislocation or back or neck problems you should not fly. Pregnant women should not fly.
Is there a weight restriction?
Those less than 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds, and those over 6 feet must weigh less than 250 pounds.
Is it safe?
Our unique design with its wall-to-wall air column, along with our certified and highly-trained instructors, allows you to safely enjoy your flight session. Your flight instructor is with you through your entire flight experience regardless of your level of experience.
Is it scary?
Generally it is not considered scary; there is NO jumping or any sensation of falling. You simply float on a column of air. There is no sensation of falling or anything that would make you feel motion sickness.
Is it hard to breathe?
Not at all. It is the same as if you stick your head out a car window while driving. All you feel is the wind in your face. Just breathe normally, either through your mouth or your nose.
Can I fly with my friends or family members?
We generally fly with several people in each session. Your friends/family will be part of the same group however you will fly one at a time in the flight chamber one-on-one with your instructor. Once you have gained more flight experience then you will be able to fly with others of the same skill level in the tunnel. If someone chooses to come to watch, they are welcome to accompany you through your experience and can watch from the observation area.
What time should I get there?
First-time flyers should arrive 60 minutes before the time you booked to fly. That gives you the time to check in, complete your waiver, attend the training session and change into your flight gear. Return flyers should arrive about 1/2 hour before your scheduled flight time.
Why do I need to wear a flight suit?
The instructors are trained to grasp the handles of your flight suit should you need spotting.
Can I do trick and flips in the tunnel?
iFLY’s first concern is for your safety in the flight chamber so the tricks or flips are done by experienced flyers only. Some flyers are able to do turns, move up and down and front to back during their first flight.
Can I wear my glasses?
Yes. We have larger goggles that fit over eyeglasses.
Will I need to take off my watch and jewelry?
Yes. You should remove any items that might flap around or become loose, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, rings, and hair accessories. In addition, you should remove everything from your pockets. We do have lockers for your use, but we recommend that you leave anything valuable at home as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen property.
Do I have to do the training session?
All first-time flyers are required to take the training class. You’ll get a lot of important and helpful information as well as some pre-flight practice of your flying position. If you’ve flown with us once within the last three months, you don’t have to do the training session again and can book a flight as a Return Flyer.
How much is parking?
We offer all first-time flyers 2.5hrs of FREE valet parking at the Jurassic Parking Garage. We suggest that all our guests staying for no more than 2.5hrs take advantage of this amazing offer. Our experience takes about 1.5hrs to complete for up to15 flyers.
*Please note, after 2.5hrs the max. flat rate of $30 will be charged. For General Parking, the rate is $16 and the daytime Preferred Parking is $22. We recommend, that our guests park in Curious George, the closest garage to iFLY Hollywood.