Not quite ready to take the plunge from 12,000 feet out of a plane and onto solid ground just yet? We have good news for you, iFly is now open in Tigard! This is an Oregon Extreme Adventure for the whole family! Just about anyone from the age of 3 to 103 and in decent health can fly. iFly holds two modern wind tunnels, that compress air resulting in smooth columns of air that enable the average person to fly. This is a great opportunity for the seasoned skydiver that wants to sharpen their skills for less than half of the cost and by far less risk, and for a first timer that’s just not ready for the big plunge!
What can you expect when you get to iFly? You are asked to arrive an hour prior to your fly time to check in. You will need to sign a waiver, then you will be taken to the pre-flight area were you get to regular people flying in the tunnel. You will then be taken to the Flight Training room and instructed by a certified flight instructor on your upcoming flight. After that, it’s time to gear up and jump in (you actually just fall in, they say). After your flight is complete you can check out the pictures and videos of your flight at the front and purchase them if you wish. For the more seasoned flyers you can also purchase training sessions and even enroll in the competitive sport of Bodyflight competitions.
It wouldn’t be an Oregon Extreme Adventure unless you arrived and left in one of Portland Limo’s finest limousines or party buses! Call us today for specials and availability 503-643-6404.
Yes, it is winter and no, you will probably not want to go and do this tomorrow, but for the summer lovers out there that are already thinking of the warm sunny days just a few short months away, it is never too early to start planning your next summer Oregon Extreme Adventure! Now if you are a summer lover, you’ve probably done some extreme activities like white water rafting down some of Oregon’s most fierce rivers or things like jet skiing, water skiing, water tubing and more (if you haven’t we can help you there too). As fun as all of those are, there is a new water sport stealing all of the glory and it is called Flyboarding!
The pictures speak for themselves, and we know you are already saying you want to go, but how awesome is it really? Will I, a beginner actually be able to do this? The answer, it’s really awesome and yes you will in just a few minutes be up Flyboarding above the water! This new adrenaline rush was invented by a French Jet Ski racer, Franky Zapata in 2011 and since moved to the USA and taken water sports to a whole new level. How does it work? Without getting to technical, there is a 55 foot long fire hose that is connected to the PWC or Personal Watercraft that can propel you up to 35 feet in the air or below the surface!
On your first time out with Gorge Flyboard, you probably won’t be doing all the tricks or going all the way up to 35 feet, but after a short session from a certified Flyboarding instructor you will most likely make it up out of the water in 5-10 minutes and have full basic control in 15-20 minutes. During the whole flight the pilot (you) will have full control over the navigation and your instructor will operate the PWC and will be in control of the throttle. This ensures optimal safety. Soon after your first flight you will be doing flips in midair and plunging in and out of the water just like a dolphin!
So, yes, it is time to start booking this Oregon Extreme Adventure with us and Gorge Flyboard! If you wait until the spring you may not get the date and time you really want because reservations will go fast! All Adventures booked through Oregon Extreme Adventures will include luxury transportation from JMI Limousine and more, call for details.