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July 15, 2015

Indoor skydiving center to open in King of Prussia

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A woman experiences the thrill of skydiving indoors.

King of Prussia visitors will soon be able to experience the thrill of jumping out of an airplane – without having to worry about the landing.

An indoor skydiving facility called iFly will open there later this year, Philadelphia Business Journal reports. Divers float on a column of air in a vertical wind tunnel for 60 seconds at a time, giving them the sensation of skydiving without the danger or the vertigo.

“There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush,” says iFly’s website.

According to the website, anyone age 3 or above can fly, including people with disabilities. The only restrictions are on those above 250 pounds or those with certain injuries, like neck injuries.

The cost for a first-time flier is $69.95 and includes a training session with a certified flight instructor. More advanced fliers who have tried indoor skydiving before may be allowed to try out tricks and flips in the wind tunnel.

The almost 6,000-square-foot diving center will be built at 300 Goddard Blvd. near the IMAX theater. Groups of up to 100 people can book the space for parties and corporate events.

The Austin, Texas-based company opened its first indoor skydiving facility in 1999 and has 37 locations across the U.S.

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