How Much is Indoor Skydiving? iFLY Prices and More
What does it cost to go indoor skydiving and the different types of packages avaialable.
The sport of indoor skydiving has grown in popularity over recent years, and it’s even more popular for people to try indoor skydiving as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This also makes it an incredible gift for a friend or loved one. Whether you’re looking to try indoor skydiving for the first time as a one-off or you’re eager to get some coaching to learn how to fly on your own inside a wind tunnel, you’re probably asking yourself, how much is indoor skydiving?
In this article, we’ll cover everything related to indoor skydiving pricing, from first-time-flyers to bulk tunnel-time packages.
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Indoor Skydiving Prices
Most wind tunnels offer 2 or more basic flight times. For instance, a tunnel might offer 2 minutes for $60 and 4 minutes for $110. Generally speaking, you will pay a bit less as you buy more tunnel time. You will see this reflected quite often in the pricing plans for first-time flights.
While these costs might seem steep at first, almost unanimously, indoor skydiving customers agree that their first tunnel experience was worth the money.
Here are some examples of indoor skydiving prices at different wind tunnels at the time of writing:
- iFLY Prices Per Person:
- iFLY Orlando Prices (USA) – $64.99 off-peak OR $84.99 on-peak – 2 flights, 60 seconds each
- iFLY Weschester Prices (USA) – $69.99 off-peak OR $99.99 on-peak – 2 flights, 60 seconds each
- iFLY Ontario Prices (USA) – $69.99 off-peak OR $99.99 on-peak – 2 flights, 60 seconds each
- All iFLY locations in the UK – £69.99 – 2 flights, 60 seconds each
- Paraclete XP (North Carolina, USA) – $64.99 – 2 minutes of flight time
- Vegas Indoor Skydiving (Las Vegas, USA) – $85 – 2 flights, 60 seconds each
- Indoor Skydiving Bottrop/Viernheim (Germany) – €99 – 4 flights
- Windoor Barcelona (Spain) – €54.90 – 2 flights
Often times tunnels will sell discounted packages for larger groups – bringing the cost per person down. There may be group packages advertised per tunnel. If you have a large group or party, make sure you investigate group packages and additional offerings.
At most iFLY locations in the US, for example, you can buy Friends and Family group packages for around $380 for 10 flights. Or at Paraclete XP the same deal is available for just $295!
In the UK, you can get 10-flight packages for up to 5 people at all iFLY locations for only £189.99, at just £19 per flight. This is perhaps the cheapest offer we’ve seen to date!
If you can round up a group of 2-5 people then it’s definitely worthwhile finding out about group packages. After all, you’ll have more fun and who doesn’t love saving a buck or two?
Extras and Add-Ons
Often times tunnels will allow you to purchase additional minutes. Sometimes you can purchase them up front, sometimes you can purchase them as free time if the tunnel’s schedule allows at the end of your flight, and sometimes both situations apply. Additional minutes are oftentimes a fairly decent deal. If you want to fly more time than the package you originally purchased, it is good to inquire about additional minutes.
Most tunnels will provide videos and/or photos of your flight session as an extra cost. Usually the tunnels have a spectator area so those watching can also take photos and videos of your flight. We’d definitely recommend doing this to keep the price down, as long as you don’t care too much about the quality of the photos/videos.
A high flight is when an instructor holds on to the side of the flyer, and flies up and down the tunnel chamber. This is almost always the highlight of a person’s first flight experience. Depending on the tunnel you visit, high flights are sometimes included in the package price. Other tunnels charge an additional fee (around $10) for high flights. We have a whole article dedicated to high flights which you can read here.
Indoor Skydiving Virtual Reality
VR is one of the latest developments in the indoor skydiving market, with more and more tunnels installing VR equipment every year.
State-of-the-art virtual reality equipment will allow you to feel as though you are really skydiving, or in some cases base jumping, all from the safety of a wind tunnel.
The market for indoor skydiving VR is still quite new so prices can vary. At iFLY locations in the UK you can pick up a VR package with 2 regular flights and 1 VR flight for just £99.99. This is actually a pretty good deal in comparison to just the regular flight packages and could be worthwhile looking into.
Thinking about trying indoor skydiving VR? Let us know about your experience in the comments!
Average First-Time Indoor Skydiving Cost
Obviously, there are many extras to be added, and in the end you could spend a very large sum on wind tunnel time. If we had to bring pricing down to a simple number, we would advise you to budget somewhere between $60 – $100 per person for your first experience. With this budget you can be sure that all the members of your party are going to have a great time!
Flying Again/Return Flying
After your first flight, there are often times deals for flyers to return and fly again. This varies from tunnel to tunnel. Check and see what the tunnel you plan to fly in offers. Some locations may also offer leagues/clubs which can provide an affordable way to fly with a bonus social side!
Skydivers and Experienced Flyer Costs
Tunnel time is extremely valuable for skydivers. Skills learned in a wind tunnel translate over to the sky. Often tunnel time should be considered when calculating the costs of new skydiver training.
For those who are serious about their wind tunnel training, we suggest you begin by searching for a wind tunnel coach and purchasing block time. Normally block time or coaching is sold in larger blocks, the average being 10-15 minute sessions with rotations (breaks between flights).
For skydivers or avid tunnel flyers, this provides much more time in the wind to learn. This is generally one of the least expensive ways to fly – block time varies between tunnels and depends on if you are seeking coaching or not.
How Much Time Should I Fly?
As a first-time flyer we recommend that you fly for at least 2 minutes. More time in the wind allows you to learn to control your body without assistance. You can quickly become independent. For your first experience, the maximum recommended time is generally around 6-8 minutes. 4-5 minutes per person is the sweet spot.
Wind tunnels have allowed us to create an endless freefall situation. To reference this to tandem skydiving – the average freefall is no more than 1 minute.
The Indoor Skydiving Experience
When you make your first visit to a wind tunnel, it is important to understand what to expect during your visit. The entire first-time experience usually lasts between 1-2 hours and consists of the following:
- After arriving at the tunnel and checking in you will have the opportunity to watch others fly.
- Your personal instructor then takes you through an introductory class where learn everything you need to know for your first flight.
- After your class, you gear up using equipment provided by the tunnel. You’ll wear a jumpsuit, helmet, goggles, and earplugs.
- You rotate (take turns) flying with the other people in your group.
- You fly at least twice in a one-on-one environment with your instructor. You’re shown the basic movements and allowed to fly on your own.
- During this time spectators can take photos/videos and most tunnels offer professional photos and videos of your flight.
- Most locations offer high flights where your instructor flies with you takes you flying much higher than you can fly on your own.
- After your flight you de-gear, talk with your instructor and get your media.
While you might be browsing a 2 or 4-minute package, you can see that indoor skydiving is much more than a 2-minute experience. I’ve had the opportunity to fly thousands of first-time flyers. I can’t remember a time when someone didn’t come out of the tunnel with a satisfied smile on their face.
If you are thinking about flying, be sure to use our wind tunnel database to find a location near you. We advertise flight pricing on all of the tunnel profile pages.
Published: October 22, 2014 | Last Updated: December 5, 2022
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