• Education & STEM

    Education & S.T.E.M.

If your students are itching to learn about Tourism, Business Development, Leadership, Sales & Marketing, or the science behind iFLY & S.T.E.M., this programme is right up their alley.

The iFLY Queenstown Tourism, Business and S.T.E.M. Programme offers students of all levels first hand practical and current industry knowledge delivered with the flare synonymous with Adventure Tourism.

Choose to focus on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics scientific principles of flight, or our Tourism and Businesses Programme which offers industry experience launching and growing a performing tourism business in a very competitive and challenging market.

Whichever discipline you choose, this Tourism, Business and S.T.E.M Programme is thought provoking and bridges theory with fun, practical learning. Students witness the application of theoretical principles in tourism, business and science in the heart of New Zealand’s home of adventure – Queenstown.

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S.T.E.M & The Mechanics of Flight Programme

Our S.T.E.M & The Mechanics of Flight programme allows students to understand aerodynamics and how forces work upon objects in flight.

The programme begins with a lecture and discussion with iFLY’s S.T.E.M. educators to introduce S.T.E.M. concepts related to the wind tunnel.

Topics covered in the Programme:

  • Aerodynamic differences between solids and fluids. They will identify air as a fluid and learn that air can exert a force on objects.
  • The different forces at work in the wind tunnel, and how changing the shape or “frontal area” of an object will affect its speed in the wind tunnel.
  • Introduction to different engineering careers, and how engineers use wind tunnels to test their designs.
  • The wind tunnel demonstration segment uses various objects such as inflatable balls to show how the “terminal velocity” (the air velocity required to “fly” the object) depends on an object’s size, shape, and weight.

Included in the Itinerary:

  • S.T.E.M. Lab with Q&A session
  • Interactive physics-based water & ball demonstrations
  • Pro-flyer demonstration from our skilled instructors
  • Minimum 10 students per group
  • Group Photo

Note: Time for each S.T.E.M. lab depends on the size of the class and can be confirmed when booking

Please contact us to make a booking.

Tourism and Business Educational Programme

Our Tourism and Business programme allows participants to understand the growth phases of a living start-up business in a competitive tourism industry, and the progression from launch to successful operation. We run an interactive session covering current and relevant topics of business and tourism in a practical learning environment.

The session is complemented with the opportunity to experience the thrill of Indoor Skydiving with a new understanding of a working adventure tourism business in the heart of the world’s adventure capital.

Topics Covered in the Programme:

  • Crisis Management & Business Resilience (Thriving post COVID19)
  • Tourism Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship
  • Business Innovation & changing Economic Landscapes
  • Launching a start-up tourism business
  • Sales funnels and the importance of having a plan
  • Marketing Innovation and Technology required for Tourism operations
  • Digital Marketing & the value of being found online
  • How to build a culture of success
  • Securing and succeeding at interviews (Careers & Transferable Skils)
  • Fear of Failure & Paths to Success
  • Modern Leadership

Included in the Intinerary:

  • Interactive session covering the above topics
  • 2 x flights of 60 seconds per individual flyer
  • Pro-flyer demonstration from our skilled instructors
  • Minimum 10 students per group
  • Group Photo

Please contact us to make a booking.

  • Even better than the real thing

    But seriously, this is great fun; absolutely amazing. If you've never sky-dived before but want to, this is as close as you'll get to the real thing.

    New Zealand

  • Great feeling like you can fly and straight forward to get the hang of. Good for all ages.

    This was quick and easy to hover. I recommend it for anyone who wants a fun afternoon with friends or family.

    Sydney, Australia

  • Amazing family experience

    7 year old absolutely loved it. From the time we got there till the time we left, everyone was amazing. Flight instructor fantastic with kids. Highly recommended.

    Travelling Mum

  • Addictive activity. Awesome staff.

    I went there just to see and I ended up flying and coming back three days in a row. The activity is really addictive and the staff is super friendly.

    Enrique C
    Elche, Spain

  • Unique and unforgettable

    Friendly and very helpful staff. Kids loooooovveeeddd it. This is A MUST when in Queenstown. Highly recommend


  • Sooo cool

    What an amazing experience!! I’m in a wheelchair and was able to do it thanks to the friendly awesome and helpful staff and amazing instructor who made me feel so comfortable! I highly recommend this to EVERYONE!!! Was sooo fun you’ll need to do it!Thanks sooo much iFLY team and instructor who helped me! You guys rock!