Virtual Reality (VR) has arrived!

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Downunder, Australia’s largest facility for indoor skydiving, have introduced Virtual Reality as part of their experience offers, a revolutionary first for the Australian market.

“Virtual Reality is something we have been working towards introducing into our facilities for a long time”, comments ISAG National Marketing Manager Cheryl Dawson, “We have been waiting for the technology to become advanced enough that the experience replicates the skydiving experience perfectly, we are very excited with our new product”.

Virtual reality will allow users a real-world skydiving experience, without the need to jump from a plane or even wear a parachute.

“Our iFLY VR experience has skyrocketed our indoor skydiving offering to a whole new level. During our testing phase we had some of the country’s best skydivers using the product, with many commenting on its realism and how they felt like they were really flying outdoors!”

The iFLY VR Experience allows the user to watch POV skydiving footage on a specially designed VR helmet that takes the indoor skydiving experience outdoors.

“While you are in the safety of our wind tunnel, you will be watching mountains and even other skydivers fly by from 14,000 feet! It’s really quite incredible.”

The iFLY VR Experience combines the latest in VR technology with the state-of-the-art wind tunnel creating the most realistic skydiving experience ever offered in Australia.

iFLY VR package is now available at iFLY Downunder (Sydney West) to fly from 19th November 2018.

The technology will also land at iFLY Gold Coast and iFLY Perth by the end of the month, making it the hottest new product on the market this Christmas.

For more information, visit the iFLY website here or follow the iFLY Indoor Skydiving Facebook page here.



Elise Brown ready to dive into competition

Story by the Wollondilly Advertiser. 

Elise Brown first jumped out of a plane at just nine years old.

Born into a family of skydivers this was nothing too strange for the Narellan teen.

However it was indoor skydiving that stole Brown’s heart.

“I was given an indoor skydiving voucher for my birthday and I just loved it,” the 18-year-old said.

“It was around the time I could go for my skydiving licence but I realised I could learn a lot more at indoor skydiving.”

Brown will represent NSW at the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships on August 24 and 25.

She will compete in the Adult Freestyle Open section.

“We get judged on difficulty and how the moves are presented,” she said.

“I will do three routines, one is freestyle set to one minute of music the other two have compulsory moves that we all have to do so everyone gets judges on the same maneuvers.”

Brown will also head to Bahrain to represent Australia in the third FAI (Federation Aeronatique Internationale) World Cup of Indoor Skydiving.

Indoor skydiving is an emerging sport which has been growing in popularity in the past few years.

Brown said efforts were under way to have it included in the Olympics.

“It’s a great sport because it’s forever changing,” the former Elderslie High School student said.

“There is always something new to learn and people coming up with new ways to push the boundaries.”

While it sounds like fun to fly around in an air tunnel, Brown said serious competitors needed to train hard.

“I usually fly between three to four times a week, but I will be flying every night in the lead up to the competition,” she said.

“Anyone can fly but to compete you need a high level of fitness so I also do weight training, strength and resistance training at the gym five to six times a week.

“In the tunnel you only have about 70 per cent of your normal flexibility so you have to work hard.”

Brown urged other locals to give indoor skydiving a go.

“It’s something you just can’t explain until you try it.”

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