iFLY Cincinnati is a 12-foot (3.7 m) recirculating wind tunnel located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This Generation 8 SkyVenture model opened in August 2019. It is both the only indoor skydiving location in Cincinnati and the only wind tunnel in Ohio.
Located in northern Cincinnati, just off the I-75 in the Wetherington subdivision, this iFLY tunnel is located in the Liberty Center entertainment district. In addition to stores and restaurants, the location is also home to a movie theater, comedy club, and virtual reality center.
iFLY Cincinnati was founded (and is currently run) by Steve Hunt, the brother-in-law of U.S. Army Golden Knights skydiver Corey Hood, who passed away after a brutal mid-air collision at the Chicago Water and Airshow in the summer of 2015. The 32-year-old Hood was a decorated veteran, having served five tours of duty in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and earning multiple awards, including two Bronze Stars. Hunt and Hood had been in negotiations with iFLY to open iFLY Cincinnati together before Hood passed away, and Hunt created a permanent memorial to his brother-in-law at the tunnel location when it finally opened.
Hunt’s son, a paraplegic, enjoys indoor skydiving as well. Hunt has regularly noted that this is one of the reasons he is so passionate about indoor skydiving, because it’s accessible to people of all abilities.