Fantastic Indoor Skydiving at iFly!

18th June 2019 |

Last month we shared Mark's Indoor Skydive journey and shared how you could do an indoor skydive too. Please click here if you would like to read the blog post.

We had a great response, lots of people wanted to do an indoor skydive. The day arrived and we all met at iFly for our induction, we then got ready by putting on our indoor skydiving outfits. There was little time for nerves, but lots of time for fun and excitement! It was fantastic!

We all took it in turns in the 14ft tall wind tunnel to do our indoor skydives with the instructors. Our friends watched from the viewing area and offered smiles of encouragement and plenty of thumbs up! After the indoor skydive 

we were all presented with certificates and enjoyed a buffett where we all had a great time talking to each other about our indoor skydives!

Living out your dreams

The instructors were fantastic, they were patient and caring and offered words of encouragement when our nerves got the better of us! iFLY and Future Directions share the same belief that disability shouldn’t stand in the way of people achieving their dreams. With creative thinking and being adaptable, solutions were found and obstacles were removed, enabling everyone to take part in this fantastic opportunity.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to Glen and Brian - Ambassadors for iFly, the amazing instructors and iFly staff for arranging this fabulous opportunity for the people we support and for making it a day to remember! It is so important to make a positive difference to people's lives and to support people to live out their dreams. When people and organisations who share the same vision and values work together, amazing opportunities are created, such as this indoor skydiving event. It was evident by everyone's smiles that everyone had a fantastic time and truly enjoyed themselves. Thank you for making a difference." - Paula Braynion, Managing Director at Future Directions

Would you like to do an indoor skydive?

This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week and its main focuses are sports and inclusion. Indoor skydiving is a fantastic sport and is a great way to meet new people, just look at Mark and Glen who met when Mark was doing his first indoor skydive earlier this year.

If you would like to find out how you can do an indoor skydive, please contact Kim Barrett or Jenny Neville at Marle House on 0161 769 9000 or email: kim.barrett@futuredirectionscic.co.uk or jennifer.neville@futuredirectionscic.co.uk

See below for more photos!

You can also see more photos on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Also, look out for our indoor skydiving film, coming soon!

            

 

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