iFLY Hollywood (or iFLY Universal CityWalk) is a 10-foot (3.1 m) recirculating tunnel. In operation since 2007, the Gen 5 tunnel is the original indoor skydiving Los Angeles attraction and remains the only wind tunnel in Los Angeles proper.
iFLY Hollywood has something of a unique location. It is situated in the heart of Universal Studios Hollywood’s CityWalk (a free-to-enter shopping district adjacent to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park). It was one of the first wind tunnels in the United States to feature a floor-to-ceiling clear plexiglass flight chamber and 360-degree viewing. The 30-foot-tall flight chamber is fully visible from the CityWalk pathway, allowing pedestrians to watch flyers in the tunnel.
The tunnel is older and slower than many of California’s newer tunnels, and is one of the smallest wind tunnels still in operation, at 10 feet in diameter. As a result, it’s not an ideal choice for experienced flyers looking to train, but it offers a great setup for new flyers.
Today it has been joined by six other iFLY operations in the state, iFLY Sacramento, iFLY SF Bay, iFLY Ontario, iFLY San Diego, iFLY Oceanside, and a single independent tunnel, Perris Indoor Skydiving. The latter outfit has been running since 2003 and is the oldest tunnel in the state. Along with iFLY SF Bay, iFLY Hollywood is one of the oldest iFLY tunnels in California (both have been open since 2007).