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iFLY Seattle
Skydiving minus the sky

Seattle

Making something that's inherently dangerous safe for the public is a lucrative way for businesses to go, which is why it's surprising Sony hasn't removed all the parts with Michael Jackson from Michael Jackson's 1991 album. Making skydiving not the inherently dangerous death drop it normally is, iFLY Seattle.

Located near Southcenter, this visually arresting indoor skydiving facility is the first of its kind in the Northwest, and provides the "thrill of freefall in a safe, controlled environment" via a towering vertical wind tunnel like those used by every world champion skydiving team since 1993, though it wasn't until Wesley Snipes sponsored a team the following year that they really got in the (Drop) Zone. Your simulated freefall lasts more than two minutes, and takes place in a 14ft-diameter glass flight chamber with wall-to-wall airflow created by four powerful axial fans that're scalable so they suit everyone except Kirstie Alley before she went on this yo-yo diet that's prevented us from making jokes about her recently from children to the most "extreme adventurists". In addition to the not-jumping-out-of-an-airplane thing, they keep you safe by having an instructor in the tunnel with you, gearing you up with a flightsuit, goggles, helmet, etc., and putting you through an orientation where you learn the hand signals you need to communicate, and get a chance to practice your skydiving position...so what, mission-air-y?

To keep you coming back iFLY slings packages that get cheaper the more you go, and even lets you rent the wind tunnel in blocks of 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 minutes, the four former of which are also periods of time spent with Michael Jackson that would've got you featured on the latter.

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1. iFLY Seattle 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188

Located near Southcenter, this visually arresting indoor skydiving facility is the first of its kind in the Northwest, and provides the "thrill of freefall in a safe, controlled environment" via a towering vertical wind tunnel like those used by every world champion skydiving team since 1993, though it wasn't until Wesley Snipes sponsored a team the following year that they really got in the (Drop) Zone.

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