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Indoor Skydiving is Soaring to Cabarrus County

Sep 28, 2018 09:59PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of the iFLY Facebook page.

The indoor skydiving chain iFLY is coming to Cabarrus County, and it plans on lifting up the local community. 

The Concord Mills area is where the facility has its eye on. It's anticipated to open late 2018 or early 2019 and is in construction at at 7840 Lyles Lane NW in Concord.

The project is the result of investments by Sky Group Investments, a company under the umbrella of iFly Holdings. This new facility has a budget of $10 million, the 6,000-square-foot center anticipating to create 26 jobs to start. 

iFLY is company that has found a way to create the feeling of skydiving while remaining indoors. The dream of flight can become a reality in a safe environment. 

iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. "Once we had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, we knew we could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience," their website states. "We opened our first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, we opened three more facilities. In 2005, we rebranded ourselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as our design and manufacturing company."

Today, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.

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