It’s indoor skydiving in a 14-foot diameter vertical glass wind tunnel – and it’s coming to Perth.
iFLY, owned by an Australian Stock Exchange listed company called Indoor Skydive Australia (ISA) Group Limited, opened its first indoor skydiving centre in Penrith, NSW last year.
Now iFLY is spreading its wings to the inner eastern Perth suburb of Rivervale.
If approved by a state planning panel on March 18, as recommended by the City of Belmont, the $6.5 million, four-storey premises (pictured) will host daredevils from the general public from 9am to 11pm, and provide a training venue for military personnel from midnight to 8am.
The centre itself would have a frequent flyers club, VIP room, and operate 24/7.
ISA wants its Rivervale iFLY operating by mid-2016 at the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Belmont Avenue.
The company is building another iFLY in Surfers Paradise which it plans to open in mid-2015.
iFLYs are also planned for Adelaide and Melbourne.
In order to build the Perth iFLY, an existing showroom on the prominent Rivervale site will need to be demolished.