Feb 12, 2011, 6:12 AM
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tunnels near NYC?
i did the search thing and didnt find any info to help me so im hoping for a little live help. Im trying to find out if there are any wind tunnels within driving distance of NYC.Any help would be greatly apreciated.
Thanks for the info. New hampshire is a hike from me though.
Hey, some of us (not-so) old-timers can remember when there were only tunnels in Florida and Southern California (and not long before that, none at all). Just in the 6 1/2 years since I've been a skydiver they've sprouted up all over the place. You're within an easy weekend driving trip ... take advantage of it!
(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Feb 12, 2011, 1:43 PM)
Where do you jump? there are plenty of us in NYC and the surrounding areas that head up to the NH tunnel failry often, most wouldn't mind giving you a ride if you chipped in for gas! The Ranch FF team Scarecrow, does a weekend once a month with really cheap time and lots of people carpool up for it.
im starting my aff at the ranch in a few weeks. i was hoping to get a jump on some freefall practice. id be more than willing to chip in for a carpool. if you wouldnt mind keep me posted on any trips you hear about.
Real old timer here, went to the first one in Canada 28 years ago. Pretty cool, met Mike Farrell there he was there with his kids, nice guy, big star at the time, B.J. Hunnicut on MASH. There was one at Action Park NJ Years ago. Now Mt. Creek but I think they closed it. There is one going to open in Meadowlands NJ as part of the new complex I think it's called Skylands. Google should turn it up. They will also have an indoor ski slope.
Hooch here, from Scarecrow. Check out our site on Facebook at "Team Scarecrow". We run 2 trips a month. One on the first weekend and one two weeks after that.
We make sure that you get the best rates, have instructors present who know about getting started, and provide a progression that helps flyers understand tunnel-safety and 'what to do' for the first few visits; until you get the hang of it.
Our Facebook page provides it all. Msg us through there. Tuck or Rob will respond promptly to any inquiries.
Cool fellas. Yeah, it's surprizing to us how quickly these events get booked. But I ain't complaining. The more the merrier of course. As of now, there should be room on the 19th. If not, there is always April!