FIRST FLIGHT


iFLY Minsk lends wings to anyone aged 3–103

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What does it feel like to fly?
It is a most unusual feeling, because you find yourself in a completely new environment, in an air flow that takes you off the ground. When and where else in real life can you experience the emotions of a free fall that is absolutely safe?

Flying at iFLY Minsk is like going skydiving, only without leaving the city and in any weather!

See our video for a detailed description of the first flight procedure.

STEPS YOU TAKE

Ready for your first flight?

Choose a suitable package, date and time of the flight in the store. After you make the full payment on our website you will have your booking confirmed. You can book a flight without advance payment on the same day if there is a free slot in the schedule.
Booking
Show up at iFLY Minsk at least one hour before the booked time. Check in with the receptionist and fill out a short questionnaire. Bring your passport or driver's license with you to prove your identity. If minors under 18 are planning to fly, they must be accompanied by an adult.
Checking in
30 minutes before the start of the flight, the instructor will give you your gear – the flight suit, helmet, goggles, and earplugs. The suit is put on top of what you wear, so your clothes must be comfortable. Bring a change of shoes as well (sneakers with a CLEAN sole).
Gear Up
Your flight is split into several sessions within a group, where everyone takes turns while waiting for their flight in the pre-flight area. You fly on your own in the presence of an instructor at an altitude, where he or she ensures your complete safety and helps you get the feel of the air flow.
Flight
15 minutes before the flight you will have a quick briefing where the instructor will tell and show what body position you should take for a comfortable flight, how to enter and exit the wind tunnel and also teach you simple signals to communicate with you during the flight.
Briefing
Flying to the height of 7–8 meters with an instructor is the most memorable and fun part of the flight. Everyone will experience sensations that are as close as possible to null-gravity when flying upwards and to a free fall during the breathtaking descent.
High flight
Media files are available for download on the day of the flight and are stored for one month. To find your photos and videos, you only need your booking or certificate number. We use two cameras to record videos, but your friends or family can film from alternative angles.
Photos and videos

OUR ADVANTAGES

World-class
service
iFLY Minsk is one of the 90 wind tunnels manufactured by the U.S. company iFLY, which uses cutting edge equipment and technology.
High flight for everyone
The 7–8-meter high flight at iFLY Minsk will become a nice bonus for everyone! You will enjoy two of those if you buy the 6-minutes package.
Free photos an videos
Photos and videos taken from two cameras will be available online on the day of the flight. Media files can be downloaded for one month.
Best IBA
instructors
Our team is trained in compliance with international standards, always encouraging our guests and making them soar literally.
Size matters
The wind tunnel has a diameter of 4.3m and a height of 16.7m, which is perfect for experiencing a real flight, as well as for training.
Safety first
All of our instructors have been trained by American trainers in accordance with the IBA standards and have from two to ten years of work experience.
Climate control
At iFLY Minsk you can fly in absolute comfort in any weather all year round, because the temperature inside the wind tunnel is always 25–26 °C.
Convenient location
The wind tunnel is located at the Palazzo Mall in the center of Minsk. Complete your flight experience with shopping or dine at the food court.

OUR ADVANTAGES

World-class service
iFLY Minsk is one of the 90 wind tunnels manufactured by the U.S. company iFLY, which uses cutting edge equipment and technology.
High flight for everyone
The 7–8-meter high flight at iFLY Minsk will become a nice bonus for everyone! You will enjoy two of those if you buy the 6-minute package.
Free photos an videos
Photos and videos taken from two cameras will be available online on the day of the flight. Media files can be downloaded for one month.
Best IBA instructors
Our team is trained in compliance with international standards, always encouraging our guests and making them soar literally.
Size matters
The wind tunnel has a diameter of 4.3m and a height of 16.7m, which is perfect for experiencing a real flight, as well as for training.
Safety first
All of our instructors have been trained by American trainers in accordance with the IBA standards and have from two to ten years of work experience.
Climate control
At iFLY Minsk you can fly in absolute comfort in any weather all year round, because the temperature inside the wind tunnel is always 25–26 °C.
Convenient location
The wind tunnel is located at the Palazzo Mall in the center of Minsk. Complete your flight experience with shopping or dine at the food court.

FLIGHT PROGRAMS

What to choose?
Adults
Children
Groups
Groups
Cheaper by the dozen!

For couples:
The 4- or 8-minute flight program does not include a joint flight in the tunnel.
For families:
The 6-minute family program for three persons includes two 1-minute flights for each family member. There must be at least one child under the age of 12.
For companies:
Packages for a company of 2 to 12 persons lasting 12 or 24 minutes. A group may include both adults and children.

The flight time is divided into several equal sessions, with their duration depending on the chosen package. Each participant, regardless of their age, flies under the supervision of our experienced instructor.

Children
The program is designed for one child aged from 3 to 12 years and lasts 2, 4 or 6 minutes. The flight time is divided into several equal sessions, i.e. your child flies two or three times accompanied by their instructor according to the selected package.
Adults
The 2-, 4- or 6-minute flight program is designed for one adult (aged 13 and more). The flight time is divided into several equal sessions, i.e. you fly accompanied by your instructor two or three times, depending on the selected package.
Adults
The 2-, 4- or 6-minute flight program is designed for one adult (aged 13 and more). The flight time is divided into several equal sessions, i.e. you fly accompanied by your instructor two or three times, depending on the selected package.
Children
The program is designed for one child aged from 3 to 12 years and lasts 2, 4 or 6 minutes. The flight time is divided into several equal sessions, i.e. your child flies two or three times accompanied by their instructor according to the selected package.
Groups
Cheaper by the dozen!

For couples:
The 4- or 8-minute flight program does not include a joint flight in the tunnel.
For families:
The 6-minute family program for three persons includes two 1-minute flights for each family member. There must be at least one child under the age of 12.
For companies:
Packages for a company of 2 to 12 persons lasting 12 or 24 minutes. A group may include both adults and children.

The flight time is divided into several equal sessions, with their duration depending on the chosen package. Each participant, regardless of their age, flies under the supervision of our experienced instructor
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Each package includes:

Gear (suit, helmet, goggles, earplugs);
Briefing and a flight with a professional IBA instructor;
High flight – a joint flight with an instructor to an altitude of up to 7-8 meters (the 6-minute package for one includes two High flights);
A demo flight by the instructor.

Photos and videos of the flight are free.

Total duration ≈ 1 hour 30 minutes including check-in, preparation and flight.

Each package includes:

Gear (suit, helmet, goggles, earplugs);
Briefing and a flight with a professional IBA instructor;
High flight – a joint flight with an instructor to an altitude of up to 7-8 meters (the 6-minute package for one includes two High flights);
A demo flight by the instructor.

Photos and videos of the flight are free.

Total duration ≈ 1 hour 30 minutes including check-in, preparation and flight
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FAQ

01 – Is it really safe?
Safety is our top priority at iFLY Minsk. This is why our entire team has completed extensive training according to the best international standards. Before a flight an instructor will give you the gear and make a brifieng. He or she will be with you all the time during your entire flight. Also, the flight is monitored by a controller who manages the power of air flow.

You should have no worries about any unforeseen power cuts. If this happens, the engines will run down, so you will descend gently and safely.

02 – Are there gift certificates?
Of course there are!
You can buy a gift certificate at shop.iflyminsk.by, whereby you will obtain it in electronic form to print out and present it or just forward it as a gift.

You can also visit the iFLY Minsk facility every day from 11:00 to 22:00. We will issue a certificate for you and pack it in our branded envelope.

The certificate is valid for six months from the date of purchase.
Address: Palazzo Mall, 74A Timiryazeva Street (2nd floor).

    03 – Are there any contraindications?
    We apply the following restrictions:
    • The maximum weight of a flyer should be up to ≈120 kg. In some cases, the limit may be increased – as long as our gear fits you.
    • You cannot fly if you are pregnant.
    • You are now allowed to fly under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • Refrain from flying if you have a shoulder dislocation or any unhealed injuries.
    We are concerned about your safety, so we ask that you inform the staff in advance if you have any physical restrictions.

    If you have had a dislocated shoulder, your instructor will aditionally brief you to minimize the risk of recurrence. For the sake of your safety, we will also have to cancel the 7-8-meter high flight.

    04 – How many minutes do I require for my first flight?
    The best duration for a beginner is 4–6 minutes. It is short enough for you not get tired and long enough to learn how to control your body in the air and to embrace and feel the flight.

    The most important difference between the 6-minute flight and the 4-minute flight is that you will have three sessions and go up to the height of 7–8 meters with the instructor twice.

    The 2-minute plan also enables you to enjoy the freedom of flight and will give you unforgettable emotions. It is recommended for children aged 3 to 5.
    05 – Do I need to book a specific time?
    Flight times need to be booked in advance, because you may arrive and there will be no free slot.

    You can book a specific time once you have made a full payment on our website or after checking in at the reception desk. After online payment you will receive confirmation with flight date and time at your email address.

    If there is no prepayment, we only book time slots on weekends (any time) and weekdays (same day only).

    06 – At what age to start?
    Children as young as 3 years old can fly in our wind tunnel. All guests up to and including the age of 12 enjoy discounted rates.
    07 – Is it possible to fly in pairs?
    Sure thing! Choose one of the two options:
    • use the special 8–minute "I fly with you" package with a 2–minute joint flight. Read more and buy a certificate from our partners Surprise.by.
    • complete our "Become a PRO" course, learn to fly on your own and then start flying together with other athletes. That is what our special iFLYJam is for!
    08 – Open- or full-face helmet?
    For the first time, we suggest you wear an open-face helmet for a number of reasons:

    1. Flying in an open-face helmet helps you experience emotions that are closest to a parachute jump.
    2. In the best world-class vertical wind tunnel — such as the one we operate at iFLY Minsk — the airflow is clean and soft for you to enjoy the flight. There are no foreign odors or contaminants that are masked by full-face helmets in other tunnels.
    3. An open-face helmet is worn over a disposable cap and touches the bare skin only in the chin area. The gear is easily and thoroughly disinfected after each client, which ensures your hygienic safety.
    4. In a full-face helmet, the flash of our cameras flare in the visor. With an open-face helmet, cool shots are guaranteed.
    5. A full-face helmet is usually used by athletes who stay in the air flow for quite a long time. For a flight lasting 2–6 minutes, open-face models are perfect.⠀

    Choose a full-face helmet if there is a risk of breathing problems in the wind flow or if you need to keep a perfect makeup. It is also suitable for children under 6 during repeated flights to focus on training.

    09What to wear and what to bring?
    You will be given a special flight suit to wear on top of your clothes, so wear something comfortable. Be sure to bring a change of shoes with clean soles. You will also get a helmet, goggles, and earplugs.

    You must have some ID on you as well!

    If you have booked the "Become a PRO" course, we recommend that you bring some sportswear for your flight to get the most out of your training session. Leggings, any compression clothing with long sleeves, or thermal underwear are your perfect choice.

    10How long does the entire flight procedure take?
    From 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the number of people in your group and the plan you choose.

    It is necessary to show up at the wind tunnel one hour before the scheduled flight to check in, get your gear and change, then get briefed, carry out your flight, hand over your equipment and leave completely satisfied.

    11 – What is included in my flight?
    • Pre-flight briefing;
    • Gear (helmet, goggles, suit, earplugs, change of shoes);
    • Flight in the vertical wind tunnel with a professional IBA instructor;
    • High flight ascent to a height of 7–8 meters with an instructor (two high flights for the 6minute package);
    • A demo flight by the instructor;
    Photos and videos of the flight are free.
      12 – How do I get the photos and videos of my flight?
      To view and download photos/videos of your flight, go to media.iflyminsk.by and enter your booking number. Media files are stored on the server for one month and are available after the flight.
      13 – Does it feel the same when you skydive?
      Flying in a tunnel simulates the free fall of a parachute jump. It is hard to imagine, but in the tunnel we also appear to fall. One minute in iFLY Minsk is like one jump from 4,000 meters, but completely safe. A great option for those who are afraid of heights or dream about skydiving, but cannot make up their minds.
      14 – Is it hard?
      Not at all!
      You do not need to be in a great shape, because anyone can fly. You will be given a detailed pre-flight briefing: our instructors will explain how to keep the proper body position and teach you simple signals for you to communicate with. Many people manage to fly on their own, without the support of an instructor, during the first minute of the flight.

      15 – How do I learn how to perform various awesome tricks in the wind tunnel?
      We have a special "Become a PRO" package, which includes 15 minutes of flight time divided into three 5-minute training sessions. The main difference from the standard flight is individual approach, more detailed briefing and video-based postflight debriefing. During this course you will learn basic skills of flying in the wind tunnel. Upon completion you will be able to buy flight time at special rates for athletes, train more often and learn how to perform various tricks.

      We have prepared a special video for you focusing on the courses:
      16 – Do you only fly in summer?
      Flying is available all year round because the tunnel is located in an indoor aerodynamic facility. It means that we maintain a constant comfortable temperature of 25–26 °C within the flying area, regardless of the season and weather.
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