By invitation from Seven media and iFLY
Here I am – Getting an experience of sky diving in a wind tunnel (The world’s largest no less).
I’ve heard all about skydiving from a commando friend years ago during my days after temasek poly. Alot of that talk included words like “Airborne” and having earned “your wings”. I was truly delighted to earn mine.
iFLY announced on their first year anniversary that they are to host the first indoor skydiving world championships in Asia Pacific this December.
A four day event spanning 13 to 16 Decemeber, up to 400 flyers aronud the world are expected to compete in professional and amateur catagories. Cash and prizes of over S$150000 will be up for grabs while regirstion for the event will open this 2ndQ of the year.
Representing Singapore is Team Firefly’s 10 year olf Kyra Poh and 11 year old Choo Yixuan whom I met on that day. They gutsy kids have been training over a year at iFLY Singapore and will be competing in the professional category. Wow.
Are you wondering how many visitors iFLY has hosted since it opened its door last year? Mr. Lawrence Koh, founder and CEO of iFLY, the previous Officer Commanding of the SAF parachuting school and the team leader of the EliteSingapore Red Lions Parachuting Display Team (that you see every national day) lets us in that over 55000 were hosted at this indoor wind tunnel facility of his. Once a niche sport, Lawrence is most happy iFLY has been able to make skydiving available to everyone in a safe , realistic aad affordable indoor setting.
I made a tour on that day of the newly opened SkyLoft – the rooftop bar and restuarant at iFLY Singapore that holds up to 250 people. It’s a great spot for events and has arguable the best view of the South China Sea in Sentosa. Local bands such as Jack and Rai, as well as 53A and the likes of Shirlyn and the UnXpected will perform regularly here. And if that’s not all, you get great view of the fireworks from Songs of the Sea nightly on weekdays and twice over the weekends.
The food was good – they serve things like truffle fries, and tempura mushrooms, pizzas and more. At a reasonable price! I was expecting alot more for a location in Sentosa. Cocktails start from $14. Not bad at all!
iFLY Singapore has hosted several famous flyers including Michael Schumacher, the Red Bull Toro Rosso F1 Team (Go Sebastien!) and Mr. Yam Ah Mee hehehehe.
Anyone from 7 up to 106 years old can fly! (yes it’s never too late). People with certain disabilities can fly too.
Beginner flight packages inclusive of training and 2 flight experiences start from $89 per person for adults. $79 for children and $85 for students.
Each flight experience lasts for approximately 2hrs.
To book your flight visit
3 Siloso Beach Walk (S)099010