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skykittykat  (C 101362)

Aug 16, 2005, 9:59 PM
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Wow, I just flew in the Eloy tunnel and I can say after 35 hours of tunnel time in the Orlando and Perris tunnels that Eloy's tunnel rocks!!!

OK, the air is pretty thick, but there is NO turbulence anywhere in the chamber (good news for tail flyers).

I cannot wait for my next fix!!!!

Liz


Paige

Aug 17, 2005, 4:46 AM
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OK, the air is pretty thick, but there is NO turbulence anywhere in the chamber (good news for tail flyers).

I'd say the 14' probably helps the tall ones out, more so than no turbulence WinkSlyLaughTongue I look like a midget in Orlando Laugh I can't wait to see the video if me in the Eloy tunnel, oh that will be a hoot!

Next time you're in FL, look me up and come play Smile and/or you could join the Tunnel Pink Mafia


freeflydrew  (D 23992)

Aug 17, 2005, 5:28 AM
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I completely agree!

After some time in Orlando and Perris, the Eloy tunnel is a whole different ballgame. Not only is it 14 feet versus 12, the glass is rounded not flat, so it's definitely much much bigger... also, it was the first time I asked them to turn the wind speed down!

We had such a great time flying in it and can't wait to get back there... They may have to build a second tunnel to keep up with all the tunnel demand.

Smile


Paige

Aug 17, 2005, 5:42 AM
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You guys are killing me Smile

I'm twitching as I type, the urge to fly to AZ is too great Laugh Damn, I thought I was going to be able to wait till the holiday boogie but maybe I can fit it in between the business travels.

Miss you Drew, hope to see you soon. Maybe we can get some tunnel in together. I'm flying much better than the last time you saw me LaughLaugh


Ron

Aug 17, 2005, 8:16 AM
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After some time in Orlando and Perris, the Eloy tunnel is a whole different ballgame. Not only is it 14 feet versus 12, the glass is rounded not flat, so it's definitely much much bigger... also, it was the first time I asked them to turn the wind speed down!

You should try the Bragg tunnel...No walls and they can peg you to the roofWink


ChasingBlueSky  (D License)

Aug 18, 2005, 9:28 AM
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Maybe I missed it - the Eloy tunnel is done/open to the public?


jverley  (D 16677)

Aug 19, 2005, 12:24 PM
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Yes it is!

I have my 90 minutes booked for this evening!


skykittykat  (C 101362)

Aug 19, 2005, 10:54 PM
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have my 90 minutes booked for this evening!

A little birdie told me you were there - how did it go???

I am hopefully having another fix tomorrow night if there is time available. Can't jump as my reserve is being re-packedFrown so the tunnel will have to doCool

Liz


cpives  (D 8833)

Sep 1, 2005, 6:10 AM
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Well, you should try the Bodyflight Tunnel here in the UK........ 16 foot and they can probably stick a whole 4 way team to the roof.....


Bodyflight.Net

Sep 1, 2005, 9:13 AM
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Tongueyou guys should ALL try flying 35 feet in the air surrounded by sunshine & clouds...

mmmmm... nothin betterCool


daniel_owen_uk  (Student)

Sep 1, 2005, 9:59 AM
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Just for us brits, what is this "sunshine" you talk of?Tongue


Bodyflight.Net

Sep 1, 2005, 10:05 AM
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TongueYou too can have sunshine!! Visit the swiss tunnel!! You'll like it for a changeWink


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tunnelfly

Sep 1, 2005, 11:30 PM
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You too can have sunshine!! Visit the swiss tunnel!! You'll like it for a change

...but hurry, the rainy weather is supposed to be back on Monday Wink


benforde

Sep 2, 2005, 7:36 PM
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Maybe I missed it - the Eloy tunnel is done/open to the public?

http://www.skydiveaz.com/images02/ad0905.jpg

yup.



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