Portland and the rest of the Pacific Northwest are known for having blustery days. Sometimes those blustery days mean you need to find fun, indoors activity activities for the family that are high adventure. Look no further than iFly Portland for indoor adventure in Portland. Thanks to iFly Portland for hosting our indoor skydiving adventure. As always, all opinions are our own.
My oldest daughter and I have been indoor skydiving once before, but the rest of our family hadn’t been. If you're looking for new adventure during summer break in the Portland area, iFly will be the most fun you and your family have had in ages.
Why iFly Portland
The staff at iFly Portland is fab. From the moment your step inside the facility, you know you are in good hands. Once you get upstairs to the flying area, you'll watch a short video and ask any questions you may have in a training room with your instructor. You'll then get suited up and ready for your flight, which is actually broken up into two shorter flights. The second time you can do a high fly and go up higher in the wind tunnel if you're comfortable. P was a natural, but she's such a natural athlete, I'm sure that doesn't hurt any.
We loved our experience and can't wait to go back. Even my surly teen son had a smile on his face and enjoyed himself (that rarely happens these days when he'll admit to having a good time with his family). iFly, you won!
We learned that iFly Portland does birthday parties and conference events at their facility. My girls really want to check that out as an option for their next birthdays. So much cooler than many of the other party options they could choose!
What is Indoor Skydiving?
What is Indoor Skydiving?A vertical wind tunnel has fans at the top to draw air through the flight chamber and then push it back down the sides through Return Air Towers (RATs).
So what exactly is indoor skydiving? Indoor skydiving uses a vertical wind tunnel to simulate what you would experience skydiving outdoors in a more controlled environment. A vertical wind tunnel has fans at the top to draw air through the flight chamber and then pushes the air back down the sides through Return Air Towers (RATs).
The air is then turned from the RATs into the bottom of the tunnel (plenum) and back up toward the flight chamber through an inlet contractor. The inlet contractor reduces the space the air can travel in compressing and speeding up the air before it re-enters the flight chamber, resulting in a smooth column of air that allows you to fly.
Check out our video from iFly Portland Indoor Skydiving