WHY iFLY

GLOBAL BRAND

When you purchase from iFLY, you’re joining the world’s largest wind tunnel brand, as well as one of the fastest growing names in experiential entertainment.  The brand continues to gain global recognition.  Each iFLY facility and each global brand impression benefits the entire group, and we consistently attract strong partnerships and media mentions.  Some recent examples include America’s Got Talent, “LIVE with Kelly & Ryan” and our popular virtual reality team-up with Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon 3” movie release.  When Mitchie Brusco set the world record with the first ever Big Air 1260, at the 2019 X Games, he wore the “iFLY” brand.

SAFETY FEATURES

  • An annual R&D budget of over $1M ensures that iFLY remains on the cutting edge of wind tunnel innovation, developing industry-leading designs for enhanced flyer safety.
  • Motors are positioned away from flight chamber to ensure flyer safety and tunnel efficiency
  • Safety-first design provides a slow and controlled descent in the event of a power failure
  • Tunnel entrance doors are controlled by an instructor and/or driver
  • “Key Safe” fortress lockout system ensures motor / tunnel shutdown during daily checkup
  • Risk management and safety is core to our business

PRODUCT ADVANTAGE

  • Vast product portfolio including modular designs and permanent installations capable of serving any tunnel requirements
  • Open flow and recirculating tunnel solutions to optimize budget and site constraints
  • Tunnel diameters ranging from 10' - 32' deliver professional grade wind flow for all sizes
  • Low cost, quick build options available for shorter term projects
  • High end showcase tunnels provide a high-end experience for flyers and spectators
  • Select tunnel models ideal for integration into existing project or facility
  • Turnkey solutions offered for a hands-free investment opportunity
  • Optional management contracts relieve an owner of the requirement to operate
  • Optional ongoing maintenance and spare parts packages ensure your tunnel operates at the highest standard over time

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

  • Designed for minimal maintenance (average $15K - $25K per year)
  • Average power consumption is +/- 380 kW (lowest in the industry by far), creating ongoing savings on electricity bills
  • Airflow is fully air conditioned to create a comfortable experience in any climate.
  • Remote data collection of key tunnel metrics aides to monitor system health and facilitate trouble shooting
  • Fans are vertically positioned to reduce weight on bearings, resulting in the longest possible lifespan of your wind tunnel while simultaneously decreasing flyer risk
  • Settling chamber after turn 3 allows for debris to be removed from the airflow path resulting in a safer flight experience
  • Patented hollow extruded turning vanes allow for hyper efficient cooling and heat exchange
  • Fan material selected purposely for its weight and ease of repair

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

  • iFLY owns and operates 42 of our own wind tunnels
  • As the world’s largest wind tunnel operator, our collective experience provides ongoing, substantive updates to our established operational systems and franchise model.
  • We developed the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to set standards for flight safety.
  • Our library of standard procedures and training supports the planning and execution of day-to-day operations.
  • Our auditing and inspection protocol and procedures ensures quality operational upkeep
  • Our experienced maintenance team ensures qualified and appropriately specialized engineers are available to assess, diagnose, and resolve promptly any maintenance needs

MILITARY SOLUTIONS

  • With Seven (7) military tunnels commissioned worldwide, we are experienced in catering to the needs of militaries
  • Precise simulation provides a high quality training environment
  • Wind tunnel training significantly lowers the costs associated with aircraft and aircrew, and removes the risks associated with weather and equipment
  • Tunnel usage increases new cadet jump proficiency, safety and reduces cadet dropout rate
  • Video reinforced coaching allows for more accurate and more immediate feedback.
  • Helmet-mounted communication equipment allows for verbal communication between instructor and trainees while inside the airflow

GLOBAL SCALE

  • With over 90 wind tunnels commissioned, and a large additional fleet under construction; our global presence offers our franchisees with the distinction of a marquee international brand.
  • Our large manufacturing capacity and support team provide dedication to our partners and our collective mission to Deliver the Dream of Flight, worldwide
  • Integrated into multiple theme parks around the world including Universal Studios Hollywood in the US and Bear Gryll's Adventure Park in the UK

PATENT PROTECTED

  • 154 trademark registrations covering 19 marks in 65 countries; 40 pending trademark applications
  • 53 issued patents and 35 pending patents protect key IP in 59 countries
  • The protection of our innovations ensure we are able to continuously fund our ongoing research and development efforts that innovate the safest, most exciting wind tunnels the industry has to offer.

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