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San Francisco Indoor Skydiving with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate
US$59.95 per adult
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RMLmom wrote a review Jan 2020
Union City, California34 contributions67 helpful votes
I booked "The Elevated" Birthday party package online for my daughter's 10th birthday. I purchased for the minimum of 6 flyers thinking I could add on if any additional kids came last minute, but weekends are super busy and by the time we confirmed 48 hours in advance, the day was fully booked. It worked out okay with a few "unable to attend". Unfortunately, I didn't warn the attendees of the strict time constraint and one of the kids missed the 10 minute cutoff and wasn't able to fly. The rest of the kids did have a great time and the included high-flight, photo, and video for each flyer was a nice bonus. It took less than an hour from the official 11am 'check-in' time we were booked for, gearing up, training session with the instructor, flights (including 4 others not in our party), and undressing. Shawn was a great instructor for the kids. They're fairly efficient on a fully booked Saturday, and it helped that all the kids had their waivers filled out in advance. Our party room was ready for us at noon and we moved right in. Online Info on the Birthday party accommodations was limited, and I didn't get a chance to ask the party coordinator about the details. The party room had a refrigerator full of sodas, and there was a cold/hot water dispenser and a Keurig coffee maker available. The table was set up with a tablecloth, a couple of balloon weights (no balloons), plates and napkins, and we were provided 3 large pizzas (we were able to choose the toppings in advance when providing the final count of attendees). There was an additional table available that we set presents on, and they had additional napkins, forks and cups. We brought our own cake, cake cutter, candles, and lighter. . .so it's a lot more "hands off" for the staff than other places (like Pump it Up and Chuck E Cheese where they have dedicated hosts). We actually preferred this as space was limited in the room and it kept the experience more intimate. There was a window if we wanted to watch the fliers from the following sessions, and another window with a nice view out the front of the facility. A TV was also available, but we didn't use it. 1 hour was plenty of time for pizza, drinks, cake, and present opening. Important tips for event planners: *Set your invitation start time to be 15 mins before the 'check-in' time *Ask for RSVPs at least a week in advance of the party date (to get a final count by the time IFly calls) *A few days before the party, Send a reminder to all the flyers to arrive on time on flight day. . .better to come early than miss the flight experience altogether. *Bring additional decorations, we only had a banner, which we put up ourselves, but supposedly they'll put up decorations you provide if asked. *Ask the Ifly event coordinator any questions. . .she won't offer details unless asked. (Veteran moms cans ignore the advice above. . .I'm sure you're rolling your eyes and thinking 'duh', but this is coming from a mom that does these things few and far between ...boo me!)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sam wrote a review Dec 2019
San Ramon, California147 contributions31 helpful votes
I took my son for ifly few times and he iust loved it every time. He wants to go back again and celeberate his bday also there
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Date of experience: January 2019
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E4523XUchrisc wrote a review Mar 2019
Livermore4 contributions2 helpful votes
First, let me say Thomas and Shawn were great instructors. They were very good with both my wife and I...especially because it was a unique date for both of us and I wanted to do something different. The efficiency of the operation, however, left me wondering if I made a mistake. Don’t set an appointment for 5:30 pm if you expect to get out of there any earlier than 7:30 pm. And that was for only 120 seconds of actual fly time. We could have done the video, suit up and had follow up instructions delivered within about 20 minutes tops. Waiting 40 minutes to just get started was bulls**t. Then waiting even longer between instruction and getting in the tube was bigger BULLS**T!! Enjoyed the flying part...A LOT!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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JesL513 wrote a review Feb 2019
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I took my niece for her 18th birthday. We were both pretty nervous but the staff was awesome and helped us feel more comfortable and safe. After the 1st flight my niece was still hesitant to try the high flight but she did it and had a blast! Our instructor Andrew was awesome! He made our entire group feel confident and safe. We did the extra virtual reality flight and highly recommend it! We are definitely going back and bringing friends :)
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Date of experience: February 2019
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crowpainter wrote a review Jan 2019
Carmel Valley, California36 contributions18 helpful votes
Yes, for the best experience you need to be able to go with the flow. Delays can happen. Your arrival is to get everyone booked at that time in the building and checked in. They allow approximately 30 min for that. Then flight school is approximately 10 min. Then suiting up the 10 or so people per flight group, which includes flight suit, googles and helmet is another 20-30 min. This is for your safety. Everything needs to fit appropriately. Then you wait your turn for the air tunnel. We were first timers and we were a bit nervous. Shaun was our instructor and the key instruction, beyond knowing and understanding the hand signals, was to relax! Just lay on the airstream and let it hold you. No need to tense your muscles. I watched how some of the instructors got a bit beat up by people fighting the airstream. So I can understand why there is a weight limit and why it is the instructors decision. They are at risk of injury. Our experience was amazing! Exhilarating is the term I use!! We signed up for the package of 10 to return. If you can avoid the weekends, do yourself that favor. Children’s Birthday parties are prominent then. Otherwise, take flight and enjoy the ride!!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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