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jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Feb 12, 2011, 6:12 AM
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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.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Feb 12, 2011, 6:30 AM
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Skyventure New Hampshire in Nashua is going to be your closest bet, I think.

http://www.skyventurenh.com/


jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Feb 12, 2011, 7:39 AM
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Thanks for the info. New hampshire is a hike from me though.


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Feb 12, 2011, 9:53 AM
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That is the only tunnel in the Northeast. Next closest one is in North Carolina.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Feb 12, 2011, 1:42 PM
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In reply to:
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)


AliMac  (B 34289)

Feb 12, 2011, 4:22 PM
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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.


jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Feb 12, 2011, 5:28 PM
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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.


AliMac  (B 34289)

Feb 12, 2011, 6:02 PM
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Their next weekend is March 5th and 6th. This is the link to the facebook event page for it.. I can't go that weekend, but I'm sure if you post! on there someone should be willing to help you out!

http://www.facebook.com/...?eid=145957058799312


jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Feb 13, 2011, 4:07 AM
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Thanks Ali


vanair  (D 8360)

Feb 13, 2011, 6:33 AM
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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.


danielcroft  (D 31103)

Feb 13, 2011, 8:56 AM
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There are several ranch groups and ranch related groups that make trips up to the NH tunnel. If you get onto http://ranchrookie.com you can ask there about a trip.

Make sure you attend safety day too.

Welcome.


jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Feb 13, 2011, 10:08 AM
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thanks for that link, didnt know about the rookie site. I plan on being at safety day , hopefully getting in an aff jump or two!


danielcroft  (D 31103)

Feb 13, 2011, 6:02 PM
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You're welcome, I'll probably see you at the ranch for safety day then. : )


AliMac  (B 34289)

Feb 13, 2011, 7:27 PM
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I'll be there too!


Vertifly  (D 27236)

Feb 26, 2011, 6:30 PM
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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.

Stay Radical - Hooch


danielcroft  (D 31103)

Mar 1, 2011, 4:16 PM
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Team Scarecrow rules.

https://www.facebook.com/...arecrow/167976375686

We're going on 3/19. Cool


(This post was edited by danielcroft on Mar 1, 2011, 4:19 PM)


jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Mar 2, 2011, 4:11 PM
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Thanks verti , i already spoke to to tuck and this weekend was sold out. Im trying to see if i can get free the weekend of the 19th.


Vertifly  (D 27236)

Mar 4, 2011, 8:33 AM
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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!


jrjny  (A License)

Mar 9, 2011, 6:31 PM
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there still spots for 19th?


danielcroft  (D 31103)

Mar 9, 2011, 9:28 PM
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I heard that there was no room left. Might be worth contact Scarecrow via their facebook page or send Vertifly a PM.



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