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New tunnel near Vancouver International Airport?

 


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Sep 21, 2009, 9:47 AM
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Rumor - on the DZ this weekend - has it that an investor is looking for other investors to help finance a new wind tunnel at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, British Columbia.
That location sounds great because it is close to Vancouver International Airport and has a Skytrain station.
How many Seattlites would a tunnel attract?

In other rumors, the proposed wind tunnel at Balzac, Alberta (a suburb of Calgary) seems to be on hold.


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Sep 21, 2009, 9:56 AM
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How many Seattlites would a tunnel attract?

Probably very few if the rumored tunnel near Southcenter Mall (just south of Seattle, near Sea-Tac airport) comes to fruition. But who knows what'll actually get built, when. And of course, if both are there, exchange rates could wind up being a contributing factor in which tunnel looks more attractive.


fenceline  (C 2544)

Sep 25, 2009, 9:02 PM
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http://www.bodyflightcanada.com/index.php

Rumor of "proposal" confirmed...


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Sep 26, 2009, 6:35 AM
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And all it took was a little googling for me to find this, too: http://www.ufly-seattle.com/

Be interesting to see which one opens first. Either way, it's great for both cities to have options!


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Oct 5, 2009, 4:35 PM
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I researched the URL's and have put together this post in the CSPA forums:
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Skyventure Vancouver -- Early 2011 -- located next to a Canada Line SkyTrain station.

The people out in the West half of Canada, may be interested in knowing about this, if they haven't heard already:
http://www.bodyflightcanada.com/
Peter Zaoralek, chief executive of iFly Vancouver, a real-estate developer, who has visited 10 wind tunnels worldwide and has decided to bring it to Vancouver despite the recession...

"Peter Zaoralek is bringing human flight technology to the Pacific Northwest, which will allow participants to fly without wings, a jet pack or superpowers..."
http://www.bclocalnews.com/business/62714767.html

"A Victoria developer has plans to build an indoor skydiving attraction in Richmond. Peter Zaoralek says the $7-million, vertical-windtunnel development next to the Canada Line rapid transit station and River Rock Casino would attract thousands of..."
http://digital.timescolonist.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

"A developer has plans to build an indoor skydiving attraction in Richmond. Peter Zaoralek says the $7-million, vertical-wind-tunnel development next to the Bridgeport Canada Line rapid transit station and River Rock Casino would attract thousands of visitors and help the sagging tourism industry... "
http://www2.canada.com/...6e-9e42-55cc99b1df23

He already as a number of investors; however, investor opportunities are still open for those who would like to help our western skydiving membership.

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To moderator: You may wish to rename this topic, as this topic has probably suddenly become the "Skyventure Vancouver News" thread. Wink


(This post was edited by mdrejhon on Oct 5, 2009, 4:41 PM)


TaylorC  (D 29769)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:26 PM
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In reply to:
I researched the URL's and have put together this post in the CSPA forums:
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Skyventure Vancouver -- Early 2011 -- located next to a Canada Line SkyTrain station.

The people out in the West half of Canada, may be interested in knowing about this, if they haven't heard already:
http://www.bodyflightcanada.com/
Peter Zaoralek, chief executive of iFly Vancouver, a real-estate developer, who has visited 10 wind tunnels worldwide and has decided to bring it to Vancouver despite the recession...

"Peter Zaoralek is bringing human flight technology to the Pacific Northwest, which will allow participants to fly without wings, a jet pack or superpowers..."
http://www.bclocalnews.com/business/62714767.html

"A Victoria developer has plans to build an indoor skydiving attraction in Richmond. Peter Zaoralek says the $7-million, vertical-windtunnel development next to the Canada Line rapid transit station and River Rock Casino would attract thousands of..."
http://digital.timescolonist.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

"A developer has plans to build an indoor skydiving attraction in Richmond. Peter Zaoralek says the $7-million, vertical-wind-tunnel development next to the Bridgeport Canada Line rapid transit station and River Rock Casino would attract thousands of visitors and help the sagging tourism industry... "
http://www2.canada.com/...6e-9e42-55cc99b1df23

He already as a number of investors; however, investor opportunities are still open for those who would like to help our western skydiving membership.

______

To moderator: You may wish to rename this topic, as this topic has probably suddenly become the "Skyventure Vancouver News" thread. Wink

i wanna know the size


Canadianfella  (D 29227)

Oct 6, 2009, 9:50 PM
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That's what she said...


SKYWHUFFO  (D License)

Oct 8, 2009, 12:58 PM
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The rumor i heard was some guy last name Cooper was putting up a couple hundred thousand to build a tunnel near the airport in Seattle. He was quoted as saying it was for old time sake and giving back to a community who has share so much with him since the early 70'sWinkSmile


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Oct 9, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Actually, let's rename this to "The Skyventure Seattle vs Skyventure Vancouver Thread". The battle of the west, to see who finishes building a Skventure in this untapped corner of the universe...


Andy0689  (A 55692)

Jun 24, 2010, 9:38 PM
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Any updates on the tunnel in Southcenter Mall area? The website hasn't posted any updates since last year.


Andy0689  (A 55692)

Jan 27, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Here's an update for the Seattle area tunnel. Ticker is at the bottom of the page. It should open sometime in late-August or early September according to the website. Just in time for the rainy season to start up around here.



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