Sunday, December 9, 2012

iFly Singapore to host first indoor skydiving world championships in Asia Pacific

iFly Singapore will host its first indoor skydiving world championships at its world’s largest wind tunnel facility on Sentosa Island. It is the first time that a competition on this scale is held in the Asia Pacific region. Up to 400 flyers from around the world are expected to compete in professional and amateur categories during the four-day event from 13 to 16 December 2012.

During the competition,  enthusiasts and spectators can expect to see  top international  skydiving teams vie for the top positions in five different disciplines under the professional category including:
  • 4-way formation skydiving
  • 4-way vertical formation skydiving
  • 2-way vertical formation skydiving
  • 2-way freefly
  • Neofreestyle
Besides the professional category, competitors can also join the amateur category to pitch their skills in the following disciplines:
  • 4-way formation skydiving
  • 2-way freefly
  • Kids (Neofreestyle)
iFly Singapore is making skydiving available to the public exclusively only on Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 on Sentosa island, another first for iFly Singapore. This will be an once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone who wants to skydive in Sentosa, Singapore. Only a total of 30 tandem skydives will be offered to the public as part of the inaugural iFly Singapore Indoor Skydiving World Championships 2012, to be held in iFly Singapore from 13 to 16 December 2012. Reservations are on a first-come basis.

Participants of the tandem skydive will experience a skydive experience from 10,000 ft that includes training and the helicopter ride over the South China Sea before jumping off the helicopter attached to an experienced tandem master.

All tandem participants will be securely attached by a harness to an experienced tandem master who is a “D” licence holder which is the highest skydiving licence available in the industry. All tandem masters have more than 1000 jumps experience in their skydiving career. The tandem master will guide the skydiver through the entire jump from the leap, free-fall, under parachute and till the landing, allowing the skydiver to completely enjoy the adrenaline rush and breath-taking views of Sentosa and the South China Sea before landing on the Palawan beach of Sentosa.

iFly Singapore
iFly Singapore
To cap the inaugural world championships, competitors and spectators can look forward to a grand finale at SkyLoft – a rooftop bar and restaurant at iFly Singapore with a capacity to hold events up to 250 people. Recently launched, SkyLoft offers diners a panoramic view of Sentosa Island and South China Sea. Besides the view, there are also live performances by local talents such as Jack and Rai, Shirlyn and the UnXpected, and 53A, and nightly fireworks from Sentosa’s Songs of the Sea. This F&B restaurant is the latest addition to the three existing F&B outlets: O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café, Bora Bora Margarita Bar and McDonald’s.

About iFly Singapore
iFly Singapore, located conveniently next to the Beach Station Hub on Sentosa, is the world's largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel. A first-of-its-kind for Singapore, the state-of-the-art wind tunnel allows anyone from first time flyers, to professional skydivers, the opportunity to fly in an easily accessible, realistic, safe and affordable setting. At a height of 56.5ft with a diameter of 16.5ft, iFly Singapore can accommodate up to 20 professional flyers at any one time. The facility is the only themed wind tunnel in the world that offers flyers a flight experience like no other. Designed like an airport, flyers check-in for their flight, go through a hanger, and suit up before taking flight.

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