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klafollette  (D 26795)

Apr 14, 2005, 4:04 AM
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Was looking for a status on the tunnel, but the www.skyventureaz.com website is down. Hope that's not a bad sign. I've heard there's been a bunch of delays and overbudget issues.

Was out at Eloy last month, and they were just putting the last exaust pipe on. Looked a long way from completion. Anyone have a good guess on when it's going to be running?


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heidihagen  (A 49756)

Apr 14, 2005, 4:20 AM
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wow, i hadn't been here in a while.. it's not just a picture anymore!Smile
back up: http://www.skyventureaz.com/constructionreporta.htm

>April 11 : Connecting electricity to the motors


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Apr 14, 2005, 6:34 PM
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What the heck happened to all the grass that used to be around the pool/common area?! Aerial Photograph

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diablopilot  (D License)

Apr 14, 2005, 9:09 PM
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It turns that color every year.....


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Apr 14, 2005, 11:10 PM
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It turns that color every year.....

-That- dirt brown? Then why are the landing areas so nicely green? Tongue

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Malev  (C 103819)

Apr 15, 2005, 1:15 AM
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What the heck happened to all the grass that used to be around the pool/common area?!
It was there last week... Smile


airgord  (D 15258)

Apr 15, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Just like in SoCal, water is really expensive so the landing areas get most of the water.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Apr 15, 2005, 12:09 PM
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You know, I didn't have any idea that's where they were putting the tunnel. I, for some odd reason, thought it was going in the back of the parking lot! The actual location makes good sense to me.


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Apr 15, 2005, 6:37 PM
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Just like in SoCal, water is really expensive so the landing areas get most of the water.

Ah, but the grass part of the packing area at Perris remains green all year long. Wink

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bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Apr 17, 2005, 11:15 AM
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Ah, but the grass part of the packing area at Perris remains green all year long.

Water out here is more expensive than electricity!
The water we do use is recycled from the ponds (irrigation ditches) to the landing areas. We re-seed the complex including the landing areas twice a year.
Our packing as you know is primarily indoors.

The tunnel is in a great location. The city electricity is more expensive than that of the county. By placing the tunnel where it is, it cut down on the projected electricity costs by 20% (County is 20% less than city)
Additionally, the plan in the future includes a dormitory and a third landing area inthe vacinity of the tunnel.
There will of course be a "no fly" zone 500 feet above the structures.
Just waiting for the first yahoo!!Wink
We're getting closerSmile


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ltdiver  (D 20506)

Apr 17, 2005, 8:17 PM
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Sounds really cool, Betsy. :^)

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There will of course be a "no fly" zone 500 feet above the structures.

So....just how tall is your tunnel?

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bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Apr 18, 2005, 5:58 AM
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So....just how tall is your tunnel

wowza you would ask me that. I beleive its somewhere around 102 feet.
It can be seen from I-10Cool I suppose now folks will just look for the tunnel when trying to find the DZWink
I am thinking the tubes should be painted with red stripes...LOL
Wouldnt that be a hoot? "Hey Mom whats that candy cane looking thingy?"
Bwahhhhhhhh


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Apr 18, 2005, 6:45 AM
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I am thinking the tubes should be painted with red stripes...LOL
I vote for flames. Cool


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Apr 18, 2005, 7:12 AM
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I vote for flames

LOL okay flames...that brings visions of someone actually shooting out of the top of the tubes....poof..red smoke!
LOL


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 18, 2005, 10:57 AM
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Hmmm so you think there may be a little turbulence over it huh....

I kinda like turbulence on my airlocked SamuraiAngelic


canopywhore  (D License)

Apr 29, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Lori, hurry up check the web site the grass is green on the latest pic, hurry up by late may it will be gone.


Paige

Apr 30, 2005, 5:22 AM
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I cannot wait to meet you and see the tunnel! I think Ari is pretty stoaked too. Maybe I'll drag you know who our there with us Wink I'm twitching over here in DeLand and itching to by a ticket to AZ. I said, esp now that there is a Skyventure...if there is more than one hurricane this season, I'M OUT! AZ here I would come Smile

I know a couple of the guys workin at the tunnel, I can't wait to see how much their flying has improved Smile I just hope it rains one night when I am there so I can see the lightning Smile


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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May 1, 2005, 6:32 PM
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just hope it rains one night when I am there so I can see the lightning
Some of the best lightning shows are indeed in this area. It doesnt even have to be rainingWink
As to coming out here...there is always room for one moreSmile

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Maybe I'll drag you know who our there with us

If it has mange...leave it at home. Dont' be draggin anything out here that even the cats won't haveWink
And no sheep shit heads are allowed out here either! Winkbwahhhhhhh
As for the tunnel...its kinda like hurry up already!Smile


Paige

May 2, 2005, 7:39 AM
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As for the tunnel...its kinda like hurry up already!Smile

Don't they know I'm coming?LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Obviously someone missed the memo LaughSlyLaughLaughCrazyTongueSmile


Zenister  (A 42)

May 3, 2005, 4:49 PM
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I am thinking the tubes should be painted with red stripes...LOL
I vote for flames. Cool

nah it needs to play up the whole 'Jetsons' look it already has... like a docking platform for the mothership.....hmmm maybe we could get George Clinton to play here on opening day... Cool whenever that is....


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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May 4, 2005, 5:37 AM
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whenever that is

Its a surprise! shhhhTongue

I thought it would have been fun to place the large soccer balloon uptop. The wind tunnel blowing it would look like and ice cream cone.
On another note Axel told me about a conversation had with a whuffo...went something like this:" Well what about those tube thingys...do the skydivers shoot out the top?" The reply was.."Well yes they do! They come out the top and it shoots them all the way to 13,000 feet!"
Classic!Wink


klafollette  (D 26795)

May 4, 2005, 7:13 AM
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And it's specifically designed to launch a 4-way, one person out of each tube.


piisfish

May 6, 2005, 1:46 AM
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And it's specifically designed to launch a 4-way, one person out of each tube.
WHERE IS THE TUBE FOR THE VIDEOMAN ?? Unimpressed


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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May 7, 2005, 9:08 AM
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WHERE IS THE TUBE FOR THE VIDEOMAN ??

Well I'm sorry but the videot has to rodeo the oc. LOLTongue
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eeneR  (C 34303)

May 7, 2005, 9:25 AM
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WHERE IS THE TUBE FOR THE VIDEOMAN ??

Well I'm sorry but the videot has to rodeo the oc. LOLTongue


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hrrm...wow that would mean the camera dude was WAY late...least if he rodeo'd the tail he would be a lil closer to on time Laugh


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