iFly Singapore, a skydiving simulator on
Sentosa, celebrated its groundbreaking earlier this week.
Scheduled to start operations in the second half
of 2010 and representing more than Sin$25 million of investment,
iFly Singapore is forecast to attract more than 100,000 visitors
and generate more than Sin$15 million in revenue in its first year
iFly Singapore will offer anyone from
first-time flyers, aged three years and above, to professional
skydiving enthusiasts, the opportunity to experience the thrills
and excitement of the adrenaline-pumping sport in a safe,
realistic and affordable indoor setting.
Designed by award-winning architect firm,
Formwerkz, this first-of-its-kind facility boasts iconic
architectural features and an unprecedented layout and dynamism
guaranteed to please even the toughest of architectural critics.
The construction for the facility was
offered out to tender and has been awarded to Planar One, who has
vast experience in constructing attractions on Sentosa. The
construction will be scheduled to commence from early September
The skydiving simulator powered by the latest
wall-to-wall airflow technology will feature a vertical wind
tunnel measuring five metres in diameter and a flying height of 17
metres (or equivalent to a five storey height), allowing up to 20
professional flyers to fly together at one time.
wind tunnel will offer flyers spectacular views of the South China
Sea and Sentosa’s Siloso Beach as well as a nightly fireworks
extravaganza from ’Songs of the Sea’.
Visitors will also be able
to enjoy more than 10,000 sq ft of food and beverage space
offering a large array of choices, making iFly Singapore an ideal
venue for family gatherings, parties and corporate events with an
“iFly Singapore is not just an
amusement ride. It is a realistic participative flying experience.
Our main goal is to fulfil everyone’s dream of flying, just like
their favourite Superhero, in a safe and affordable environment.
We believe iFly Singapore will not only play a key role in
attracting more tourists to the island, but also in promoting
Singapore as a premier sporting destination for world-class
skydivers and international skydiving events, as well as,
promoting a more vibrant and active community within Singapore,”
said Mr Lawrence Koh, managing director and founder of iFly
The iFly Singapore facility
will be looking to recruit more than 100 employees inclusive of
flying instructors, operational personnel and F&B and retail
A number of professional flyers have already been engaged
and are currently undergoing specialised training in the USA and
iFly Singapore will be investing more than S$1 million in its
instructor training to ensure quality of flight instruction.
All flyers will be supervised at all times by iFly’s qualified instructors, certified by the International
Although the long term community development programme is still being finalised, iFly’s management
has agreed to donate the opening day’s proceeds and
Sin$30,000 worth of flight experience packages.
See other recent news regarding: