After Being Grounded Since March iFLY El Paso Cleared for a July Liftoff
If you wanted to cross skydiving off your bucket list – at least the indoor kind – but then, well, coronavirus, you'll get the chance to again beginning in July
After being grounded since March due to the COVID-19 crisis, iFLY El Paso will reopen its indoor skydiving tunnels on July 3, with some pandemic-related changes to its daily operation, of course. Namely, added safety procedures which will include:
• Ability to complete waivers online
• Touchless temperature readings for everyone entering the building
• Contact-free check-in
• Distancing requirements
• Hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility
• All equipment including helmets, goggles and flights suits sanitized and washed after each use
• Surface areas and touchpoints such as counters and door handles regularly wiped down with disinfectant.
And because it's now city-mandated, some sort of face covering required to enter.
iFLY developed the technology for an indoor flight chamber that simulates the feeling of floating on air. So, if you’ve always wanted to fly like an eagle, but felt that leaping out of a perfectly good airplane was an insane thing to do you can now opt for this "incredibly realistic" closer to the ground alternative.
The facility is located across from Topgolf at 430 Vin Rambla Drive in the Montecillo community in West El Paso.