Located off I10 and 1604 is iFLY, an indoor sky-diving facility that can make the thrill of flight a reality, and that's what they did today for those with special needs.
At iFLY, anyone can have the ability to feel like they're sky diving. They created a skydiving program custom made for all members of the disabled community to create an environment of support, while focusing on making possible what seems impossible.
Harry Staley is the president of the National Federation of the Blind San Antonio chapter. Today, 18 members of the group came to experience the feeling of free falling for the fist time.
"Most of the things that we do, we experience our world through our cane or sound, you know since we have a spotter, that's going to be very very helpful, and since it's very noisy in there, we'll go through the hand signals and the touch and feel of the spotter themselves." Staley said.
The day was dedicated to everyone, all ages with a disability, whether it's autism, down syndrome, a physical disability, or blindness.
"Blindness is not something that you should have low expectations, you should have high expectations for yourself, so I really hope that we feel challenged and feel that after this event we can do anything we set our minds to." Staley said.