Tuesday, September 3, 2013

World’s Largest Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel: iFly Singapore

"Measuring 16.5 feet in diameter with a flying height of 56.5 feet, the equivalent of five storeys, iFly Singapore is the world's largest vertical wind tunnel" says the official web site of this Singapore attraction which was launched in May 2011. And now Guinness World Records confirms this: iFly Singapore is now officially the World’s Largest Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel.

The iFly Singapore’s wind tunnel has the capacity to accommodate up to 20 professional flyers at any one time. In December last year iFly Singapore hosted the inaugural Indoor Skydiving World Championships. This event saw the introduction of the first international indoor skydiving championships in Asia Pacific as well as the first tandem skydiving event on the Palawan Beach, Sentosa.

Lawrence Koh, Founder and Managing Director of iFly Singapore said, “We are thrilled to be recognised by the Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel. We are very proud of all the milestones that we have achieved over the past 2 years, but this is particularly satisfying and really puts iFly Singapore on the map.”

IFly Singapore on Sentosa Island is world's largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel.
iFly Singapore has hosted more than 96,000 visitors since its openning and over 45% of these visitors have been Singaporeans.  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 over-looking the South China Sea.

 “It’s an exciting time for iFly Singapore and we have many projects that we will be launching in the coming months. Last year’s World Championships were a resounding success. As a result of the World Championships we have seen more people taking up the sport of indoor skydiving, with returning and professional flyers now featuring as 25% per cent of our market and we are looking forward to hosting the World Championships again next year . I started this business to share my love of flight with everyone, and making this a safe and wonderful experience for all is still at the core of everything we do,” added Mr. Koh.

iFly Singapore is a part of the global franchise of SkyVenture, which has over 32 tunnels in operation and under construction around the world. 

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