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Austintxflight

Dec 2, 2012, 9:32 AM
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Texas Tunnel website is now online. You can prebuy time before they open.

http://austin.iflyworld.com/


(This post was edited by Austintxflight on Dec 2, 2012, 9:33 AM)


nbblood  (D 26355)

Dec 3, 2012, 7:45 AM
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I'd say that's hardly a functional website. It's about as useful as a football bat.


Austintxflight

Dec 3, 2012, 8:32 AM
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The website was live yesterday, then it was taken down today.I'm guessing they had some changes made.

Here is a screen shot I took last night.

http://imgur.com/3mkRW


OHCHUTE

Dec 3, 2012, 5:30 PM
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In reply to:
I spent two years of my life trying to put one in Houston along with a few Indian Casino locations across the US.

With the help of SkyVenture, we lined up financing and ironed out the technical issues, but still couldn't come up with $1million in cash needed for the start up of the Houston facilitiy then had a rug pulled out from under me.

It is not easy. I have done all of the dues diligence and spent close to $75,000 of my own money in analysis, legal fees and pre-requisites to get one.

Best of luck to those who are interested and if someone wants to purchase my due diligence, it is for sale. The price tag will be $200,000 and will save them allot of time and money in doing the same due diligence which I have already done.

Tom Olson
olson@webtoaster.com



what is the power plant for wind generation?


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Dec 28, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Oddly, I was driving to get my Rover serviced yesterday and the shop was directly across the highway from the new I-Fly Austin facility. The stucture itself looks almost totally complete. They still have a bit to go with finishing touches on the front of the building and the parking lot, etc. It doesn't look like they are going to have a lot of parking... It's RIGHT on the side of the highway.

Chuck


ordie1

Dec 30, 2012, 9:09 PM
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Flew in it yesterday!! Was told by one of the instructors that It will be open to the public January 15th.


beowulf  (C License)

Dec 31, 2012, 7:14 AM
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Post pictures!


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Jan 2, 2013, 6:09 AM
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I flew quite a bit of time yesterday and aside from a few glitches the tunnel itself is good to good. It is really nice. Tall glass, no seams, very smooth air and NOT air locked. Not sure how Alan did this but the anti chamber can be opened up and you can walk in and out while the fans are turning. January 15 is the big day. I'm not sure if anyone can fly now or what the deal is. I myself will be hitting it hard for the next 2 weeks. :)


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jan 4, 2013, 9:34 AM
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In reply to:
Flew in it yesterday!! Was told by one of the instructors that It will be open to the public January 15th.

I knew people were flying yesterday. One of our guys (I work at San Marcos) took his kid up to watch. Good to hear!


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Jan 6, 2013, 8:47 AM
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A group 7 of us from SSM have flown a bunch. There's even more that are coming from Spaceland and a big group yesterday from Dallas. Also, they broke ground yesterday on the next tunnel in Dallas.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jan 6, 2013, 7:26 PM
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Where in Dallas are they starting construction?


beowulf  (C License)

Jan 7, 2013, 6:15 AM
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Near the Stonebriar Mall, 121 and the Dallas North Tollway. I was told it's going to be the same design as the Austin tunnel. Just got back from Austin yesterday and that tunnel is freakin awesome!!!


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Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jan 7, 2013, 6:28 AM
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Sweet! That is only about 3 miles from my office in town. I am going to be broke... Cool


beowulf  (C License)

Jan 7, 2013, 6:40 AM
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Where is your office? My office is in Plano at Coit and 15th st.

It's only about 20 minutes from my apartment. I will be broke too.

I have time booked for Feb 15th and 16th if you can make it down to Austin, come fly with me.


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IMGR2  (D 21089)

Jan 7, 2013, 7:30 PM
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Pretty awesome when an old-timer like me can get some freakflying on with Billy Dawson and Aaron Necessary.

Had a great time tonight. Thanks to the IFly Austin staff.


low_pull1

Feb 1, 2013, 6:03 PM
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started this thread in 2005....glad to see one was built.


nakedfool  (C License)

Feb 6, 2013, 2:49 PM
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quite possibly two. dallas is next and should be up by the end of the year.


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