iFly Singapore sets record for largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel

iFly Singapore sets record for largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel

SINGAPORE - iFly Singapore has been certified as the largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel by the Guinness World Records, two years after its launch.

The facility's vertical wind tunnel has an internal flying volume of 373.190 m³, a height of 56.5 feet and a diameter of 16.5 feet, making it the largest of its kind in the world. The volumes stated are the part of the wind tunnel in which simulated skydives can be made.

The tunnel has the capacity to accommodate up to 20 professional flyers at any one time.

"We are thrilled to be recognised by the Guinness World Records as the World's Largest Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel," said iFly founder Lawrence Koh. "We are very proud of all the milestones that we have achieved over the past 2 years, but this is particularly satisfying and really puts iFly Singapore on the map."

The recognition comes after a string of records set by the skydiving facility since its launch in 2011. Just last December, iFly hosted the inaugural Indoor Skydiving World Championships.

"It's an exciting time for iFly Singapore and we have many projects that we will be launching in the coming months," Mr Koh added.

Since it began operations, iFly Singapore has seen close to 100,000 visitors, of which nearly half are locals.

ysheryl@sph.com.sg

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