Experiencing the thrill of skydiving no longer requires you to throw yourself out of a plane. The iFly Downunder indoor skydiving centre opened in April 2014. It is the first facility of its kind in Australia, though there are several other iFly facilities in locations such as Chicago and Orlando.
Four 450 horsepower fans are located at the top of the building. They generate the wind that is then tunnelled down the sides, entering the flight chamber from below to gently lift flyers into the air.
Once the air passes through the flight chamber, it enters a primary diffuser. This reduces the wind’s velocity before it all goes back through the components to continue the cycle.