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iFLY Indoor Skydiving Underwrote STEM Field Trip for 100 Liberty City Children in Miami Children’s Museum SMART Summer Camp Program on Friday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 21, 2017) — iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator located in South Florida, helped give the gift of flight to 100 inner city children who attend the Miami Children’s Museum SMART (Safe Multicultural Artistic Recreational Teaching) Summer Camp program. While the Summer Camp program is fully funded by The Children’s Trust, iFLY agreed to underwrite the $7,500 experience to deliver the dream of flight. This field trip focused on the academic disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.)

The children attending this event as part of the Miami Children’s Museum SMART Summer Camp program were in grades K-5 at Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary School or Charles R. Drew K-8 Center in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood.

Miami Children’s Museum Summer Camp program has been in operation for over 11 years and currently serves approximately 120 children. This camp, as in previous years, is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.

About iFLY Fort Lauderdale

iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is the 27th and newest of the iFLY operations in the USA. Featuring a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel powered by four quiet and clean running electric motors, people of all ages can fly with us with few limitations. All instructors at iFLY Ft. Lauderdale are professionally certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. For information, visit https://www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale/

About iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8 million people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visit www.iflyworld.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About Miami Children’s Museum

Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential.  Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create.  The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, 200-seat auditorium and outdoor exhibits, including a new playground. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; Kid Smart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.  To learn more about the museum, please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

 

iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving Hosted its Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony May 11 in Davie


Ft. Lauderdale, FL. – May 15, 2017 – On Thursday, May 11, iFLY Fort Lauderdale, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation, hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11690 West State Road 84 in Davie, FL 33325.

Officiating at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Town of Davie Mayor Judy Paul, Town of Davie Council Member Caryl Hattan, Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce members Nikki Hanna, Executive Director; Taryn Mazone, Membership & Special Events Director; Marnie Hoppe, President of Davie-Cooper City Chamber board of directors, Commissioner Susan Starkey; Jim Braun, iFLY Fort Lauderdale General Manager; Joe Souza, iFLY Sales Manager; iFLY-Certified Flight Instructors, and operational staff.

iFLY Fort Lauderdale is now delivering the dream of flight to adventure seekers in South Florida. People of all ages and abilities can experience human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment – without having to jump out of an airplane. Each indoor skydiving facility is a marvel of engineering that replicates the sensation of freefall, creating conditions that allow people to fly on a smooth cushion of air. With the help of iFLY-certified flight instructors, customers learn to fly, control their bodies in the air and experience true human flight.

Since 1998, more than eight million customers worldwide have experienced human flight at iFLY in a variety of ways: as a fun excursion with family and friends, a student on an educational Science, Technology and Math (S.T.E.M.) field trip, a professional skydiver or member of the military for training, and as a corporate customer looking for a unique team building activity. Thanks to iFLY, flying is finally available to everyone.

To prepare for their flight experience, customers complete a training class guided by one of iFLY’s flight and safety instructors. They then are equipped with flight gear, including goggles, helmet and flight suit, and enter the flight chamber by leaning forward into a smooth cushion of air, with a flight instructor at their side.

All flight packages include training, flight gear, and flight time with an International Bodyflight Association (IBA) certified instructor. The IBA established the gold standard for training and safety standards for indoor skydiving instructors. All iFLY instructors meet or exceed IBA standards.

Learn more or book your iFLY flight package at http://www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale/.

About iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8,000,000 people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visitwww.iflyworld.com or follow us on FacebookInstagram and YouTube. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84 in Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. Visit www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale

Grab Your Cape and Fly on #NationalRideTheWindDay


iFly Ride With the Wind DayAs publicists, we are always on the lookout for a good “hook” to get our clients noticed. When we identified the hashtag holiday #NationalRideTheWindDay, we knew we landed a windfall for our clients at iFLY Indoor Skydiving.

With both the Fort Lauderdale and Orlando iFLY wind tunnels packed in our proverbial “parachute,” the dynamos at Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company floated the idea for iFLY to make an event out of #NationalRideTheWindDay and 25% off for first-time flyers on #NationalRideTheWindDay was born.

Created to celebrate the anniversary of the first man-powered flight, #NationalRideTheWindDay was intended to be some high-flying fun for the whole family. At iFLY, first-time flyers, aged three to 103, simply lay on a cushion of air while an IBA-certified IFLY instructor helps them control their bodies to experience true human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment – without having to jump out of an airplane.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving opened its very first facility in Orlando in 1999. iFLY Orlando spent the better part of nearly two decades as that city’s most popular non-theme park attraction. It was only fitting that when iFLY debuted its newest facility and the very first to feature dual, side-by-side flight chambers that it be in Orlando as well. iFLY Fort Lauderdale was the company’s 27th wind tunnel that opened in February 2017.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving was founded by a man who wanted to share his love of skydiving with his family. Durée & Company was founded by a woman who was born to share his story with the world. As a result of this perfect fit, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, first-time flyers can enjoy 25% off the entire #NationalRideTheWindDay and become part of the eight million people iFLY has safely flown.

Grab your cape and fly on #NationalRideTheWindDay. To save 25% off, visit www.iflyworld.com and use promo code Summer25. Geronimo!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.