Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Come Fly with Me @ iFLY Singapore

Couple of months ago, while walking towards the Beach Station in Sentosa...

DinoBoy : Mom, (points at a building) what is that place?
DinoMama : Oh, that's iFLY.
DinoBoy : What do you do there? Fly?
DinoMama : Yupe, something like that. You get to experience flying indoor.
DinoBoy : (Eyes widens in excitement) Can we go there please?
DinoMama : Errmmm... next time, its the end of the day and its time to go home.
DinoBoy : Okay! But promise me that you will bring me there, I want to FFF~LLLYYYYY!

Fast forward to recently, the day we get to FFF~LLLYYYYY~~~  We were so excited!  Lucky for DinoBoy, he was 8 years old at that time because iFLY Singapore has a regulation that all kids MUST BE at least 7 years old base on birth month and year.  Means if your child is born in March 2008, and you plan to go in February 2015, your child will not be able to join you.  so please take note of this to avoid any disappointment.

About iFLY Singapore

Image taken from iFLY Singapore
You are probably wondering what is so exciting about iFLY Singapore.  Well, standing at almost 5 storeys high, they are the world's first largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving.  The state-of-the-art patent technology ensures a high degree of safety and accommodates all types of flyers; from first timers to seasoned skydivers.

Your iFLY Singapore experience will be fully supervised by skilled instructors who are certified by the International Bodyflight Association.

Our Flight
We were already at iFLY Singapore an hour before our scheduled flight time.  If you are thinking that you could start flying immediately, sorry to disappoint you.  This is not going to be something that you can jump in and just do it right away.  Like all sports, it needs some training to know the proper way to fly and precautions to take.  Your body have to stay straight, heads looking up, elbows bents and keep them up by the side.  

Since it will be too noisy and impossible for verbal communication inside the wind tunnel, you have to know the simple hand signal from the instructor.

Hand Signal by You
- Thumbs up - GOOD!
- Thumbs down - I want OUT!

Hand Signal by Instructor
- A Victory sign - Keep your feet straight
- A bent Victory sign - Bend your knees

Next, its time to gear up. After removing all you accessories like ear rings, necklaces, rings, watches etc etc, proceed to the counter to let the people in charge size you up for the flight suit, helmet and goggle.  Ear plugs are optional, we didn't use it and we are not deaf at the end of the flight.  If you are like me, who forgot that laced up shoes is a MUST, don't worry you can get a pair of sneakers at the counter, socks are priced at $4 per pair, it comes with stylish iFLY logo.  Since its an open area where the public watch the flyers fly, we suggest that you stuff your barang-barangs into the lockers provided by iFLY, it does not comes free though, you have to pay $3 for each locker.

My advice to those who wear spectacles like me, they have special goggles for us but I suggest that you remove your spectacles and use the normal goggles because it does not give any added secured protection to the spectacles.  During the second flight, the wind was so strong that it pushed my goggles up towards my forehead, half the time I was worried that the goggles will give way and there goes my dam expensive spectacles.  It will be my greatest nightmare because I will be as blind as a bat without it!

Plus, there isn't anything interesting to see while you are in the wind tunnel.  You see that beautiful big glass panel in the photos below with the beautiful scenery outside?  Sorry, you will not be watching that beautiful scene while enjoying the flight, instead you will be facing inside, looking at the faces of your fellow flight mates getting jittery and excited while waiting for their turn.  So, ya remove your spectacles so that you can enjoy the flying experience fully.

While looking at your flight mates, remember to smile beautifully so that the camera and video recorder can catch you in your best pose.  After the flight experience you can proceed down to the counter to get your pretty photos printed out and take home to display so that every one knows that you flew~ woohoo!

Now that you have seen the photos of us flying, here are some of the IMPORTANT THINGS you have to know before you heads off to their website to book your flight.

iFLY Singapore pre-flight requirements and guidelines:
Who Can Fly
Flyers must be 7+ years of age and above, 120 kg maximum if under 1.8m tall, 140 kg maximum if over 1.8 m tall, not pregnant, have no hard casts, nor be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No history of shoulder dislocation, back or neck injury.

Pre-Flight Requirements
- Flyers are required to check in 1 hr prior to the flight time as you will be required to attend professional training to ensure safety throughout your flight experience.
- Attired in tee-shirts, shorts, jean or pants. Ladies are advised not to dress in skirts or dresses.
- Closed toe shoes with laces. Preferably sneakers / track shoes.
- Please avoid wearing accessories like necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches, etc.
- Flyers are required to bring along their Identity card / passport for verification purposes.

***Cue Michael Bublé sexy crooning voice***

Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away
If you can use some exotic booze there's a bar in far Bombay
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away

Come fly with me, let's float down to Peru
In llama-land there's a one man band and he'll toot his flute for you
Come fly with me, let's take off in the blue

Yes! We enjoyed our skydiving experience with iFLY Singapore and would like to send a couple to experience it too!


Prize : 1 pair of iFLY flight voucher (worth $198), all terms & conditions applied
Contest Ends : 18 February 2015 @ 2359hrs
Open : Singapore
How to Enter : Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below
Terms and conditions of giveaway are as follow:
- To avoid being disqualified without prior notice for the giveaway, please read carefully the following and fulfill ALL the requirements stated;
- Winners will have 3 days to respond by replying to our notification email otherwise, a new winner will be picked.
- Only one winner per household.
- This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook

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iFLY Singapore Current Promotion
In case you are as eager as a young bird that can't wait to take your first flight, iFLY Singapore is currently having a CNY 2015 promotion, remember to grab a family member or a friend who is born in the year of Goat to enjoy the promotion!

Terms & Conditions of iFLY CNY 2015 Promotion
- Valid for on-site purchase only
- Book and fly from 1 Feb to 6 Mar 2015
- Redemption is strictly for customers born in the 'Year of Goat' with the purchase of 2 x First Timer Challenge Packages.
- Free flight have to be utilised in the same flight session
- Valid photo ID for all flyers must be presented prior to flight upon check-in and purchase.
- Valid for all flight slots, including eve of and on Public holidays, subject to flight availability
- Not valid with any other promotions, vouchers, privileges, membership/loyalty programmes.

Address: 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore
Telephone: 6571 0000
Operating hours as follows:
Mon, Tues, Thurs-Sun: 9.00am – 9.30pm
First Flight: 10.00am/ Last Flight: 9.30pm
Wed: 11– 9.30pm
First Flight: 12.00pm/ Last Flight: 9.30pm

Image taken from iFLY Singapore

Disclaimer : We are in no way affiliated to the staffs and management of iFLY Singapore. We were invited by iFLY Singapore for an indoor skydive experience for the purpose of this post. No other form of compensation was received. All opinions are 100% ours and based on our flying experience with iFLY Singapore.  Unless otherwise stated on the photos, the DinoFamily reserves the copyright of all the photos in this post.


  1. I wish to win the prize as my birthday gift as I celebrate my 40th birthday on eve of Valentine's Day. I wish to experience something adventure, unusual and memorable to celebrate my new journey to 40s. I would go with my hubby who also share the same birth date as me!

  2. I would love to win this for my eldest son. He always wants to go and take a look at this whn we r at sentosa.

  3. I'd love to give it a try as it looks really fun.

  4. Thanks for organizing giveaway ... Hope can win for my boy.


  5. I would love to win this for some wild good couple time with my hubby without the little ones! None of us have such an experience before so it will be great to fly together!

  6. I am a adventurous mummy and would love to fly with my girl!

  7. I want to have the experience of flying!

  8. I would love to win this to use at the Virginia Beach location with my husband. It would be a fantastic date!

  9. Hope to win so to bring my children to experience iFLY which they have been looking forward to it since long time ago.

  10. It is too expensive to do the real sky diving overseas!

  11. I always wanted to fly when I was a kid.ifly will give me an flying experience.

  12. It will be an exciting experience for me and my hubby!
    Lyn Teo

  13. I wish to win the prize to visit iFly Singapore for an indoor skydiving experience because it will be a great and exciting experience for my husband and me :-)

  14. Hope to make it to a unique pak tor experience and birthday gift for the hubs. ;)
    Carol Lim

  15. I would like to bring my wife for ifly