Many El Pasoans may have already noticed the new iFly building looking complete, and it’s ready as well as on time for flight.
It’s what many people have been waiting for and all it takes is a leap of faith to reach great heights.
“Seeing someone who is so scared when they walk in because this is a big machine here and them thinking they can’t do it or that they’re just so unsure about it and you get them in their flying with a big old smile on their face,” iFly flight instructor Patrick Mulvey said, “Once you pull them out they’re just in shock. It’s something that you almost never done in your entire life.”
iFly El Paso was under construction for about 7 months, and even shortly caught fire within that time. However now its finally revealed the new facility with a 14 foot re-circulating wind tunnel where you fly.
“So how it works is there’s actually four engines at the very top of the tunnel and if you noticed on the side of the building, there’s two rectangles on the side,” Mulvey said, “The wind gets pushed through the sides all the way down and down there we call them the chillers so it actually cools the air.”
First timers are welcomed by checking in, watching a 4 minute video that explains how it works, and then gearing up to fly. Instructors help you along the way as you prepare and finally take flight.
“As you level up there’s different things that you can do and different body movements that you can do to just do different things,” Mulvey shared, “Our role, as instructors that are here, is to keep our customers safe and to sell an experience because this is what that is. It’s an experience.”
That experience giving you more than just a memory, “So our job is to make sure that at the end of the day you’re getting your moneys worth and you feel like you leave here with the confidence that you didn’t have then when you walked in.”
iFly will host an official ribbon cutting ceremony on April 8th at noon.
You can book your reservations here.