After iFly caught fire two months ago, owner Bill Adams told KTSM work is still being done with no delays despite those flames.
“Because of the quick response of the firefighters and the City, we were able to get the fire out so quickly that we only had superficial damage. So really, the best thing that could’ve happened in a bad situation happened. No one was hurt, thank goodness, and we’re still able to open on time.”
According to Adams, El Paso’s iFly location will be the 74th or 75th in the world. He also shared it’s all with the help of the City of El Paso that work has been steady and improving.
“The community here creates momentum for an opening,” he said. “I believe that El Paso is creating a lot of momentum for a really great opening for us, so I’m really appreciative.”
When completed, Adams said the indoor skydiving facility is a fun experience for everyone.
“We fly from ages 3 to ages 103, and everybody in between,” Adams said, “So really this is one of the few experiences that you could have where kids, parents, grandparents, they call all be together in one setting, and actually fly around a room Peter Pan style.”
Other than hosting events such as birthday parties, there will also be kids and adult leagues, competitions, and an “All Abilities Night” where those with disabilities can have the chance to fly
“When a person who has a disability and is confined to a wheelchair or crutches flies around a room, it is an emotional experience,” Adams said. “It’s truly amazing, and I really cannot wait to do that for El Paso.”
iFly is expected to be complete by April 2. Anyone interested in booking a reservation now can click here.