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A huge indoor skydiving chamber is coming to Melbourne

Rebecca Russo
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Rebecca Russo

Want to enjoy all the thrills of skydiving without actually leaping out of a plane? This new indoor skydiving experience called iFly might be for you.

Imagine a specially designed wind tunnel that’s been turned upright so that the air travels upwards. Now picture yourself caught in that powerful updraft. This is indoor skydiving.

iFLY Melbourne

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It’s a concept used by the skydiving community to practice their free fall technique. It really does feel like you’re suspended in mid-air, thanks to this giant propeller blasting air. It’s loud, as you can imagine, but also extremely safe, because you’re never more than a few metres from the ground.

iFly has been around the world (including the US, UK, France, Dubai, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore) for over 20 years now, and this is the brand’s second Australian outpost after opening in Brisbane earlier this year.

For those that are keen to try it, iFly is expected to open in Essendon Fields in late August. Prices start at $69, and you sign up for more info here.

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