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beowulf  (C License)

Apr 4, 2012, 8:50 AM
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I was fully committed to building a tunnel in Dallas as soon as I won that huge Megamillions lottery! Unfortunately my plans fell through when I didn't win as I was certain I would.Frown


hub1100  (C License)

Apr 4, 2012, 7:29 PM
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I stand corrected. Good Luck with that lottery thing.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Apr 10, 2012, 7:37 AM
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I keep hearing about a tunnel being built in the future in the Austin area, but I haven't heard of any construction being done.

I don't think we will see a tunnel in Texas for at least a couple of years.

From the horse's mouth they say iFly Austin will be open by the end of the year.
I will believe it when I hear the fans turning.


(This post was edited by pilot-one on Apr 10, 2012, 7:39 AM)


ordie1

Apr 28, 2012, 2:53 PM
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Me and the wife drove by a building in Austin Wednesday that had a big ass sign on it that says iFly Austin. I'm not from here so that building
could have been there forever for all i know.


ordie1

Apr 28, 2012, 3:02 PM
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Nevermind...Evidently this company has something to do with wind energy not wind tunnels. DAMNIT


Andy9o8  (D License)

Apr 28, 2012, 4:03 PM
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After all this time, I think the most likely way for Texas to get a tunnel is for all Texas jumpers and DZOs to go in on lottery tickets, and when they hit the big one (Tongue) use the winnings to build a tunnel. Wendy P.

And this thread is almost 5 years old now, and still no sod busted. That right there speaks volumes.


rhaig  (D 18269)

Apr 28, 2012, 4:39 PM
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there is news again that the schlitterbahn folks have re-drafter their plans for a park in cedar park, but no word on if it contains a tunnel still.


rhaig  (D 18269)

Jul 19, 2012, 1:30 PM
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http://www.skyventure.com/...ving-comes-to-texas/

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The new iFLY indoor skydiving facility will be located at “Austinville” North retail center located on Highway 183 just a few miles north of the Arboretum. iFLY will neighbor with other family-friendly local businesses such as Amy’s Ice Creams, Phil’s Ice House and Sweet Ritual Bakery. Along with being a great family activity, iFLY indoor skydiving is also perfectly suited for team-building, children’s birthday parties and aerobic exercise that mixes right into Austin’s culture.


ordie1

Jul 20, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Indoor skydiving center coming to Austin
Austin Business Journal by James Jeffrey, Staff Writer
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 1:59pm CDT
View photo gallery (2 photos) Austin-based iFLY LLC will build the facility in North Austin’s Austinville retail center.


James Jeffrey
Staff Writer- Austin Business Journal
Email Austin is getting Texas’ first indoor skydiving facility scheduled to open in early 2013.

Austin-based iFLY LLC will build the 7,000-square-foot facility in North Austin’s Austinville retail center, on State Highway 183.

The building features a 14-foot-diameter vertical wind tunnel capable of generating wind speeds of up to 160 mph that are used for commercial entertainment, and for professional skydiver and military training. Indoor body flight mimics the experience of free fall skydiving without the parachute.

The Austin location will be the 24th skydiving facility built by iFLY, which has tunnels operating in nine countries.

The manufacturer of vertical wind tunnels was founded in 2006 by world champion skydiver Alan Metni, who serves as CEO.

“IFLY Austin will be the model for future franchise locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.,” said Chief Marketing Officer Stuart Wallock, adding that the company plans to open 50 new tunnels in the U.S. over the next five years.

“We will launch our new flight school programs, photo and video technologies and new operating software applications,” he said. “We also plan on holding world-class competitions for the growing sport of indoor skydiving.”

IFLY employs a total of 150 workers, 25 of those at the new Austin facility.


JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 20, 2012, 2:36 PM
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Here's the link for the photo gallery:
http://www.bizjournals.com/...html?s=image_gallery


HSPScott  (D 22285)

Aug 2, 2012, 6:42 AM
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I saw a couple of slabs were poured yesterday when I drove by.


low_pull1

Oct 19, 2012, 7:19 PM
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any news ?


IMGR2  (D 21089)

Oct 19, 2012, 8:14 PM
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What do you want to know? The building skeleton is up. looks to be all the components are on the premises.

I guess its just a matter of putting everything together.


HSPScott  (D 22285)

Oct 24, 2012, 7:08 AM
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Baffles to flight chamber were starting to be assembled yesterday when I drove by.


freeflynick  (D 24960)

Oct 28, 2012, 7:32 PM
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And which lucky bastard won an hour free tunnel time when it opens??

THIS lucky bastard!!!

SlySlySly


AggieDave  (D License)

Oct 29, 2012, 3:54 AM
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In reply to:
And which lucky bastard won an hour free tunnel time when it opens??

THIS lucky bastard!!!

SlySlySly

Kilt in the tunnel?

ShockedLaugh


freeflynick  (D 24960)

Oct 30, 2012, 7:18 AM
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Could make for some good photos!!
I probably want to find out if I can still fly headdown before I try that though!!


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Oct 30, 2012, 10:16 AM
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In reply to:
And which lucky bastard won an hour free tunnel time when it opens??

THIS lucky bastard!!!

SlySlySly

I'm pretty sure it was Nick Buckley from the Houston area.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Oct 30, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Very soon they will be offering steeply discounted time with a few restrictions but well worth the savings.
If you can afford a 20 hour block it will be super duper cheap. When they get the new website up is when the pre sale will start. I can't be exactly sure but I think the website will be http://www.iflyworld.com


BigBUG  (D License)

Oct 31, 2012, 1:52 AM
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wonder if it will be running in March :)
I will be in Texas and would like to fly there!


IMGR2  (D 21089)

Oct 31, 2012, 6:39 AM
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According to the schedule as of now we are looking at late Dec or early Jan.


BigBUG  (D License)

Nov 1, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Totally cool, thanks!

But I know from experience that windtunnel openings are usually out of schedule :)

Anyway, good luck with new tunnel!


Jonesy920x  (D 13317)

Nov 1, 2012, 4:33 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/iFLY-Austin/250624501701033


loumeinhart  (D 30065)

Nov 2, 2012, 7:23 AM
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Say.. is that a freestander in that Facebook pic?

Looks like 2:15 from Cuero! I'll tell them I have 50 jumps so ricocheting off the walls won't be so embarrassingCool


beowulf  (C License)

Nov 2, 2012, 8:25 AM
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If you never hit the walls then you aren't trying hard enough. Everyone hits the wall at some point in their learning.


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