Free Event to Welcome Acrobatic and Formation Competitors from Across Globe
Virginia Beach, Va. – iFLY Virginia Beach announced today that it will host the first US National IBA Indoor Skydiving Competition in the U.S.
The competition, set for April 22nd & 23rd, will host more than 120 competitors traveling to compete from all over the world. This competition is a qualifier for US teams hoping to compete in the 2nd The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, - The World Air Sports Federation, World Championships of Indoor Skydiving at Skyventure Montreal in October 2017.
One team for each open Formation Skydiving event and two teams for each Open Artistic event can qualify for the US team. Like all IBA meets, teams of all skill levels can compete, as multiple classes will be offered in each discipline.
The competition begins Saturday morning, April 22 at 8:00 am, and ends by 1 p.m. on Sunday April 23rd. An awards ceremony is scheduled to follow. Spectator space is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis, free and open to the public.
Hosting the event is a real coup for iFLY Virginia Beach, which just celebrated its 2-year anniversary. More than 65,000 people have taken advantage of the chance to skydive indoors since iFLY Virginia Beach opened at the Oceanfront in January 2015. iFLY Va Beach was selected due to the first class design of the facility and the oceanfront resort atmosphere.
“Hosting this international event is significant for iFLY Va Beach, the city, the region, and the sport of indoor skydiving.,” Robert Pizzini, iFLY VA Beach CEO, said. ”Hotel rooms are already filling up and the competitors are excited to visit our city. The biggest names in the sport will be here.” Not only will this event bring economic value to the city of Virginia Beach, but it will also push the envelope for the most advanced flying in the world. Newcomers to the sport will also have the opportunity to make their mark.
iFLY Virginia Beach uses four powerful 350 horse-power fans to generate winds speeds up to 160 miles-per-hour inside a 52 foot-tall, 14-foot diameter glass flight chamber. This NASA designed technology provides a safe environment that perfectly simulates true freefall conditions.
Local businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Kendall Snyder, Marketing & PR Director, at Kendall@iflyvabeach.com or Kristina Reeves, Program & Event Manager at Kristina@iflyvabeach.com
Since January 2015, iFLY Virginia Beach has welcomed tens of thousands of high-flying adventurers to its state-of-the-art indoor skydiving facility in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Guided by core business values of loyalty, integrity and professionalism, iFLY Virginia Beach is a locally owned and operated franchise, and one of 32 iFLY locations across the country. iFLY Virginia Beach welcomes flyers across a wide range of ages, experience and physical abilities to enjoy the thrill of indoor flight in a safe and reliable environment.