TUKWILA — You’ve probably seen the giant red building along Interstate 405 in Tukwila where amateurs learn how to fly.
At the indoor flying facility called iFly, anyone can get the chance to simulate jumping out of an airplane without getting more than four feet off the ground. In simpler terms, people learn how to fly.
“It was scary, but I loved it,” Mikayla Cheney said.
Cheney is part of a group with Sound Mental Health, an organization that helps troubled youth in the community. Sound Mental Health uses extreme sports as a teaching tool and a way to connect with the kids.
“I come from a single-parent household, so we don’t have the money to do these fun things. I love that we get to do it with fun people,” Cheney said.
Normally, Cheney wouldn’t be one for flying because of his fear of heights.
“I am scared of heights, so when we went up that was terrifying — but like a good type of terrifying. If can conquer my fear of heights, I can conquer pretty much anything in my life,” Cheney said.