News: iFly Singapore Awarded Guinness World Record for Largest Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel
The iFly Singapore’s vertical wind tunnel has an internal flying volume of 373.190 m³ (13,179.08 ft³), a height of 56.5ft and a diameter of 16.5ft making it the largest of its kind in the world. The volumes stated are the part of the wind tunnel in which simulated skydives can be made. The iFly Singapore’s wind tunnel has the capacity to accommodate up to 20 professional flyers at any one time.
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”.
The Guinness World Record comes after a string of firsts achieved by iFly Singapore in the short period of two years since its launch in 2011. 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.
Since opening the wind tunnel in May 2011, a first-of-its-kind attraction for Singapore, iFly Singapore has hosted more than 96,000 visitors where 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.
Mr Koh added: “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.
Congratulation iFly Singapore, for making it into GWR
I’ve been to iFly quite a number of times but never did attempt to ‘fly’.
But it’s rather relaxing and entertaining to watch those who are / were trying and failed /succeeded.
They never fail to have that broad smile on their face after the lessons
Details and photos as provided by PR team.
For those who are still unsure where iFly is and would like to check it out or have a go at ‘flying’, here are the details:
– Website: http://www.iflysingapore.com/main.html
– Address: 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099010
– Phone: +65 6571 0000