We went skydiving!
My youngest son has kept on his bracelet all week and told everyone we met about iFly Houston!
Our iFly flight was schedule for a weekday at noon. We arrived, signed the waivers and headed up the stairs to find the giant glass chamber where people were flying!
There was another little girl in our group (about 5 years old) that was scared after her first flight. She wanted to quit before her second trip in, but with the mom's permission, the instructor encouraged her, got her to try again and held her very close for another flight. I was really impressed that they were so caring.
- Kids 3 and older can fly.
- You need to wear closed toe shoes. A flight suit, goggles, ear plugs and helmet are provided.
- Small lockers are available for free.
- In the flight chamber, one person is adjusting the giant fan. They work with the instructor (and I assume they adjust it based on your size and how high they want you to go).
- To start the flight, you just lean into the wind and float up. At the end, the instructor takes you to the exit, you grab on and pull your legs out.
- The instructor stands on the mesh ground, with the giant gusts of wind coming from the floor. The flyer floats in the air and tries to keep their body straight and chin up.
- If you have a high flight at the end, an instructor actually flies up with you and brings you back down.
- If you fall in love with flying, you can join Flight School. We have not been, but accoring to Houston mom Hilary, you get more flying time and practice skills (like going up, down and spinning).
If you want to learn more about iFly, go HERE!