iFLY is close to making its debut at Liberty Center.
The 5,175-square-foot indoor skydiving attraction at 7689 Warehouse Row that simulates freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel will open this Friday, officials said.
Each “flight” includes flight gear rental, pre-flight training, one-on-one flight instruction and a personalized flight certificate.
The business provides an opportunity for flyers to purchase photos and video of their experience.
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Packages are available for first-time flyers, birthday parties of six or more, events/parties of six or more and return flights.
The attraction also offers virtual reality options, STEM field trips for classes and several other programs including All Abilities, Boy Scouts, Flight School, Military and Tourism.
Founded in 1998, Austin-based iFLY has 49 locations worldwide, 37 of which are in the United States. iFLY has flown more than 8 million people in a dozen countries. It recently opened new locations in Brisbane, Australia; Minneapolis, Minnesota and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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“iFLY gives us a unique regional draw based within Liberty Center,” said Liberty Center General Manager John Taylor. “It is another landmark of entertainment located on the I-75 corridor that will draw people from Cincinnati and Dayton to experience iFLY, Liberty Center and everything that the I-75/Liberty Way intersection has to offer.
“We look forward to working with them to create new events around their unique activity, as well as the ability for them to partner with our already established tenants to provide food and shopping options for people specifically seeking them out.”
The type of wind tunnels iFLY employs have given skydivers a practical and consistent way to develop and perfect skills that typically require leaping from a plane. The increase in availability of wind tunnels also has spawned a growing sport – bodyflight.
Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 513-901-4359 or visit www.iflyworld.com/cincinnati.
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