iFly Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL

800 w Scott Street Chicago , IL 60610
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Overview

Located just minutes from Lincoln Park Conservatory, Old Town Triangle and more, iFly Lincoln Park offers an exciting indoor skydiving experience for guests of almost any age to enjoy while visiting The Windy City. This unique attraction lets guests enjoy a one-and-a-half-hour flying experience indoors in a flight chamber without having to use a parachute and without having to jump.

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Excitement, adrenaline and adventure – iFly offers it all in the flight experience of a lifetime. Indoor Skydiving at iFly Lincoln Park is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience is necessary, great fun for all ages, three and up.

Simply put, iFly is flying; you will soar on a column of air inside a vertical wind tunnel. The vertical wind tunnel moves air up in a vertical column, creating the indoor skydiving experience.

iFly is the world leader and most experienced company when it comes to vertical wind tunnels. iFly uses superior technology and is unique; multiple fans located at the top of the flight chamber produce a wall-to-wall airflow that is smooth and fun to fly in. The air flow is totally controllable; this, combined with our professional instructors, makes for the most exciting flight experience possible.

Flyers do not need any previous experience to fly! At iFly, you will learn how to fly your body in a controlled manner with the assistance of your instructor. Our professional flight instructors will provide you with all of your flight gear, along with the fundamental skills for body flight through a classroom training session. All you have to do is get ready to smile because this will be the most exciting thing you have ever accomplished!

Skydivers love freefall because it's the closest possible thing to true human flight. Now everyone can experience the same exhilaration, in a safe environment, in full view of family and friends!

Everything that you need for a flight experience is waiting for you at iFly. No experience is needed, just a sense of adventure and a yearning for the supreme personal flight experience. The innovative sport of body flight is always new and always exciting.

We are open every day with varied hours throughout the week.
Monday to Thursday 10 am - 10 pm
Friday 10 am - 11 pm
Sunday 9 am - 9 pm.

The entire process lasts roughly 90 minutes. Each of our flight packages includes not only your flight time, but also your pre-flight training and gear rental. We take ages 3 and up and all of our prices are the same for children and adults. Any flyers over 6' tall may not exceed 250 pounds and any flyers under 6' tall may not exceed 230 pounds. We also recommend not flying if you have ever had a history of neck, back, or heart problems or if you have ever had a prior shoulder dislocation.

Note: Pregnant women are not permitted to fly.

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O5598NYjohnd
"I fly indoor skydiving"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
I paid 185$ for me and and my friend expecting it to be worth while not it only did we each get 3 minutes in the tube they break it down by 1 minute and 30 second so in totally i it was 6 minutes 3 minutes each person n it coast way to much then after you have to sit there and watch the instructor do tricks nobody wants to see them show of i didn't pay to come see somebody els skydiving indoor
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GlobalExplorer60643
Chicago, Illinois
"Flying High"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2019
Perfect place to come on your own, a date, outing, or birthday. I took my wife here today for her birthday we did four minutes each of flight time, and the high velocity add-on. Our instructor Miguel was one of the kindest most patient and knowledgeable instructors I’ve come across. His excitement for the sport has me encouraged to try something new and even do a real skydive. I can’t wait to come back.
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ORhys
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
"Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2019
Went on a Sunday evening thinking it wouldn’t be super busy... but it was. It worked out for the best though. Our group was the last of the night and all of us were adults. The instructor had a great attitude and seemed to genuinely enjoy his job. I think this itself made the experience even better. Didn’t matter if you were a first time flyer or if you have actually jumped from a plane. He made everyone feel comfortable and it was a blast. One of the cool things about capturing the experience was that you can view the pictures and video at home and not feel pressured into buying. Though, as another reviewer said, the pictures were dark. On the few we bought we ended up using an app to lighten it up. I believe the money was well spent even though it was a little on the pricey side of things.
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Kelly N
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Unique Experience - Be Prepared for the Up-sell"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2019
If you are looking for something fun to do that is unlike anything else, I highly recommend trying iFly. I purchased tickets in advance for us to fly for a total of 2 minutes per person, 1 photo per person and 1 video per person. Everyone was friendly and the instruction we received before and during flight was great. I felt safe at all times and comfortable watching my young daughters in the wind tunnel. What I was disappointed with was the constant up-sell of buying more time, buying the opportunity to fly higher for the final 30 seconds and then selling a package post flight. It really took away from our overall, wonderful experience. What I would recommend to the owners is to include the high flight when you purchase the extra 2 minutes. I recommend to those who have never experienced this before: Do it - you won't regret it, buy a total of 4 minutes, buy the opportunity to fly high, do not buy the photo (too dark), only buy the video if you do not have someone outside the tunnel filming you.
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justgosh
"A lot of fun despite Terrible Customer Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 01, 2019
It's pretty clear that the folks working there don't actually like the customers. As a perk, they get access to the wind tunnel. This was further confirmed by an employee telling me that was the only reason he was there. The wind tunnel was fun and I would recommend it. Note: If you have long hair, put it up and under your helmet or bad things will happen. This wasn't explained to the person I was with and bad things happened.
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Frequently Asked Questions about iFly Lincoln Park

Do we need to make a reservation or can we walk in?
There will be a phone number listed on your E-ticket to make a reservation in advance to ensure that you will be able to fly.

How long do we fly?
Flight time per person will vary location to location. Most tunnels offer first time flight packages ranging from 2-10 minutes per person.

How long does the whole experience take?
The time it takes for the entire experience will vary based on a number factors, including the day of the week, time of the day, the number of people in your group. A safe bet is to plan a full two hours for your entire group's experience.

What is the age requirement?
You must be 3+ years or older.

What is the weight limit/minimum?
Any flyers over 6' tall may not exceed 250 pounds and any flyers under 6' tall may not exceed 230 pounds.

Are there any health restrictions?
Flyers should be in decent physical shape to fly. There will be a significant amount of wind on your shoulders, participants with weak shoulders or prior shoulder dislocations are recommended to not fly. Your body will be in an arched position with your hips forwards. Back issues that prevent this body position should avoid flying. Any other serious health issues should be cleared by a physician prior to flying. Check with specific locations for their restriction before booking a flight.

Is it safe?
Indoor skydiving is operated in a controlled setting that provides a safe experience for everyone. With any activity, there will always be potential risks involved. However, because all the variables are controlled, the risk of injury is minimal.

Is there an instructor with us the whole time?
There will always be an instructor inside the flight chamber for safety purposes. Once you become an experienced flyer and are able to perform movements safely on your own, you will be given more freedom. Until you reach a professional status, there will always be an instructor in the door for spotting purposes.

Can we do flips and tricks?
In time you can learn how to do flips and tricks on your own. For the first time, you will remain in a belly to earth body position. If you are doing well on your own, some instructors may assist you in certain maneuvers however, you will not have the control your first time to safely perform advanced tricks and flips.

Do you provide us with equipment?
Jumpsuits, helmets, goggles, and earplugs are the primary tools needed to fly. Suits will usually be baggy, creating drag and lift for the beginner flyer, and most helmets provided will be an open face model that requires goggles to protect the eyes.

What should we wear?
Jumpsuits will be worn over your street clothing. Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing should be worn with secure, lace-up shoes that cover your toes. Flyers with long hair should secure it back.

How similar is it to the real thing?
Indoor Skydiving facilities are recreating the freefall portion of a skydive with their wind flow. Skydivers from around the world use wind tunnels as training facilities for the real thing because the feeling of freefall is so similar.

Can my group and I fly at the same time?
For safety purposes, all new flyers will fly one at a time with a qualified instructor. Each tunnel will offer programs that teach you the proper body position so that you can eventually fly with other people, friends, and family.

Do you jump off of anything?
With indoor skydiving, flyers can experience the fun of a skydive without jumping off of, or into anything. You will simply lean onto a column of air from a side door or an outside standing area, and begin to fly.

How high do we fly?
First-time flight experiences are typically flown within arms reach of the instructor. This will allow them to communicate with you, ensure safety, and teach you how to fly your body in the proper position. Once you learn how to maneuver on your own, you can go as far as the flight chamber allows.

Are we attached to someone?
There will be an instructor there to guide you in and out of the tunnel. This is not a tandem, you will not be attached to anyone or anything. The whole goal is to teach each person how to fly their own body. Once the instructor feels that you are in a safe and stable body position, they will let go and you will be flying one your own.

Can people in my group who are not flying, watch?
Spectator areas are set-up in almost every indoor facility. Some consist of bleachers, while others offer couches, chairs, or even lounging areas. Glass chamber or open air models allow spectators to view the entire flying session.

How do you communicate when you’re in there?
Once you enter into the wind, you will not be able to speak or communicate with the instructor using words. Therefore, the instructors will use a series of hand signals that indicate different corrections to your body position. Instructors will also be communicating with the person who is controlling the wind speed, requesting certain speeds for different purposes.

Is it hard to breathe?
Flying should not impair your breathing abilities. However, there will be a significant amount of wind blowing in your face. Some flyers claim it is hard to breathe, but are often times holding their breath. Relaxing and remembering to breathe will eliminate any discomfort.

How can the instructor stand while the student is flying?
Lift involves surface area. The more surface area you present to the wind, the slower you will fall. The less surface area you have, the faster you will fall. Beginners are in a belly to earth body position, presenting more surface area allows them to fall slower off of the net. Instructors will typically stand allowing them to fall faster, so they can guide the student.