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Olmed  (B License)

Jun 27, 2012, 4:08 AM
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Anyone with experience from the 12 ft tunnel in Kolumna/Russia.

Speed/force/size of tunnel; good place to get some FF coaching?


mircan  (D 32291)

Jun 27, 2012, 5:24 AM
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I was there back in 2009. (the big tunnel was still under construction). I was never at any other tunnel, so no references, but I keep good memories. Learned lots of stuff. Flew 5.5 hours, freefly.
Staff was very nice.
English language could be an issue to some extent, as not all coaches have same english speaking skills.
Still, lots of people (foreigners) are coming from Kolomna DZ, doing some tunnel flying then back to DZ do some jumps. I think it`s about hour+ drive dz-to-tunnel.
I hope I was helpfull.


Olmed  (B License)

Jun 27, 2012, 5:50 AM
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In reply to:
I was there back in 2009. (the big tunnel was still under construction). I was never at any other tunnel, so no references, but I keep good memories. Learned lots of stuff. Flew 5.5 hours, freefly.
Staff was very nice.
English language could be an issue to some extent, as not all coaches have same english speaking skills.
Still, lots of people (foreigners) are coming from Kolomna DZ, doing some tunnel flying then back to DZ do some jumps. I think it`s about hour+ drive dz-to-tunnel.
I hope I was helpfull.

Sounds goodSmile I saw an video of even experienced jumpers where they were touching down on the net a lot ...so therefore also question about how much "force" the tunnel has..perhaps stupid question..Crazy


mircan  (D 32291)

Jun 27, 2012, 6:22 AM
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Oh it HAS force alright. It`s Skyventure franchise if I remember.


NWPoul  (D 178119)

Jun 27, 2012, 10:00 PM
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There no windtunnel at Kolomna
There is 2 locations near/at Moskow with 3 WT

The Freezone near Chehov (actually closer to DZ Pushino than to DZ Kolomna) has Skyventure's 12 and 16.5 ft tunnels http://www.realfly.ru/eng/ both with full range of speed you'd need
Very experienced staFF (many of them speaks english) and so on...

The other WayPark in Moskow has 13.5 ft tunnel closer to bedford design
http://www.aerotruba.ru/about/contact.html
also has all speed you'd need


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jsaxton  (D 26818)

Jun 27, 2012, 10:44 PM
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FYI on Friday and Sunday it is almost impossible to drve from Kolomna to Moscow.

In reply to:
There no windtunnel at Kolomna
There is 2 locations near/at Moskow with 3 WT

The Freezone near Chehov (actually closer to DZ Pushino than to DZ Kolomna) has Skyventure's 12 and 16.5 ft tunnels http://www.realfly.ru/eng/ both with full range of speed you'd need
Very experienced staFF (many of them speaks english) and so on...

The other WayPark in Moskow has 13.5 ft tunnel closer to bedford design
http://www.aerotruba.ru/about/contact.html
also has all speed you'd need


NWPoul  (D 178119)

Jun 27, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Yep there is a traffic troubles (at friday more from Moskow to KLMN) so what?

WT rates at weekend are far from optimum either... so it will be wise to go in da WT at the middle of the week)


(This post was edited by NWPoul on Jun 27, 2012, 10:57 PM)


Olmed  (B License)

Jun 28, 2012, 8:38 AM
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Thanks for all the replies.

Very helpful!Smile


degeneration  (C 106811)

Jul 16, 2012, 6:43 AM
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I was in the small tunnel a few years ago. I recall it being very much like the Airkix tunnel in Milton Keynes, UK if that is any help...

I was doing sit fly training, and had plenty of speed for that.



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