The subject property is located within the Illinois Technology & Research Corridor located in DuPage County at the corner of Freedom Drive and Independence Avenue in Naperville, IL. The location offers a daytime population in excess of 80,000 business professionals working within a three mile radius of the property. It will consist of a single-tenant retail building occupied by iFly. The site is part of the Freedom Commons multi-tenant retail center that includes tenants such as, Morton’s Steak House, Subway, Athletico, Jason’s Deli, Fidelity, Maggianos and many many more. The subject property benefits from excellent visibility from Freedom Drive, seeing over 7,000 vehicles per day and Interstate 88, which sees over 140,000 vehicles per day. The site provides sidewalk access to three hotels directly west of the property.
iFly – Naperville, Illinois
iFLY is a 12ft diameter, recirculating 1000 horsepower wind tunnel business founded in 2007. It’s safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary, and iFly provides all gear and instruction. Get the thrill and feeling of skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane. The flight chamber is the enclosed section of the tunnel that you step into to fly. The floor of the flight chamber is a trampoline floor of aircraft-quality stainless steel. After you enter the flight chamber, our tunnel operator slowly brings the wind speed up until you and your instructor are airborne. Flight chambers range in size from 10 to 22 feet in diameter.
The fans are capable of top wind speeds of approximately 130 to 175+ mph. The tunnel operator controls the wind speed based on the flyer’s weight and skill level. The wind is generated from above, not below, the flight chamber. Powerful, high-efficiency axial fans are mounted in the upper leg of the tunnel—the optimum location for safety and efficiency. In most of the models iFLY uses, the wind is channeled and directed down the sides of the tunnel, underneath the flight chamber, and then up through the floor of the flight chamber, lifting flyers into the air. The air then travels through the top of the flight chamber, and the cycle begins again.