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Melissa126  (D 33235)

Aug 18, 2011, 6:29 AM
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INDOOR SKYDIVING NY
www.indoorskydivingny.com
"Come learn to fly in New York's only wind tunnel. Located in , we are centrally located and only 30 minutes from the Ranch."


--- got this off the website... says coming 2012... location to be announced by labor day.. Any info? Is this for real?!?!?!?!?!?!


Andy9o8  (D License)

Aug 18, 2011, 8:25 AM
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They've been talking about a NYC-region tunnel for years. Never gets past the "gather the investors" stage. Last time it was supposedly to be near the Meadowlands. Never happened. Note how their website acknowledges they haven't even determined their location yet.

Rule of thumb: unless you actually see the foundation has been dug and poured, and the construction workers are actively busy on-site, don't hold your breath.

http://www.dropzone.com/...post_time&mh=500


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Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Aug 18, 2011, 4:15 PM
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The website was just registered on 7/21/2011.

Until the foundation is in place and the motors are ready to be installed don't believe anything is going to open. I've heard talk of tunnels in NY, NJ, Chicago, and even second tunnels going up near existing tunnels and none of those have happened yet.


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jimartle

Aug 19, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Agreed. Before they can get anything in in the Meadowlands they're going to have to replace most of the exposed electrics, and stop the parking garage from sinking into the swamp. Don't look for a tunnel there anytime soon.


vanair  (D 8360)

Aug 22, 2011, 11:42 AM
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what happened to the outdoor one at great adventure? Mt creek? NJ
saw it in action in the early 90s being demoed but wasn't taking customers.


shah269  (A 59581)

Aug 24, 2011, 7:39 AM
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Lots of stock immages from Ifly Tongue

The word is that there will be a gimpy 2 tunnel system set up soon. Don't get yor hopes up, we are talkign 2.5m tunnels.
Nothing to write home to mom about.


borisattva

Sep 16, 2011, 6:23 PM
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is there some political, or regulatory reason that tri state area doesn't have a wind tunnel near by? i know there are a lot of skydivers in NYC. and a lot more would want to work on their freeflying techniques if it didnt involve the cost and travel. so what are the biggest hurdles?


shah269  (A 59581)

Sep 17, 2011, 9:09 AM
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Right now?
$$$$$$ and $$$$$$ and.... $$$$$$$

At the moment Skyventure has a dual tunnel on the books....so no one wants to invest $$$$$ if Skyventure has it locked up.


FlyNY

Jan 11, 2013, 8:29 AM
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Edited by slotperfect to respect the no advertising rule in the forums.

Please see this new thread:
Forums: Skydiving: Wind Tunnels: New Tunnel In New York

I'm working building a tunnel in the city, info here: www.FlyNY.net

Julian
FlyNY


(This post was edited by slotperfect on Jan 11, 2013, 11:49 AM)



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