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A1CSpooky  (A License)

Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Any rumors on a tunnel happening in the Chicagoland area? Heard lots of stuff over the years, just wondering if anyone has heard anything new?


beowulf  (C License)

Jan 21, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Heard from the CEO of Skyventure that it's on the list. Dallas is the next tunnel to be built. I don't know what the order is but the Chicago tunnel is in the list of the next 4 tunnels to be built.


Dougiefresh  (Student)

Jan 22, 2013, 11:09 AM
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I'll believe it when I see it.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Jan 23, 2013, 9:11 PM
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In reply to:
I'll believe it when I see it.

Sit tight, it's coming.


Austintxflight

Jan 24, 2013, 10:49 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I'll believe it when I see it.

Sit tight, it's coming.

I can verify this, I saw them put it on the truck, check Fedex for a tracking number.


Fast  (D 28237)

Jan 25, 2013, 7:51 AM
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Heard from the CEO of Skyventure that it's on the list. Dallas is the next tunnel to be built. I don't know what the order is but the Chicago tunnel is in the list of the next 4 tunnels to be built.

Being in the market, I can't fathom why they are waiting - and waiting this long.


beowulf  (C License)

Jan 25, 2013, 8:22 AM
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I don't know the answer to that, but if I had to guess, it's probably due to the logistics of building the tunnels. From what I was told the funding has been secured and they are now in the planning and building phase with the Austin tunnel as the first one and Dallas second on the list of locations. The said what the order was for the next four but I don't remember it. Next four are Dallas, Chicago, New York and Houston. Not in that order.

All was really paying attention to was the new tunnel that is supposed to be built in Dallas.


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stratostar  (Student)

Feb 20, 2013, 7:41 PM
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Why yes I heard one today....

Quote:
Rosemont Making Room For Skydive Building At Park

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Plans call for the village to construct a new building north of the existing Hofbrauhaus structure and south of Muvico where the iFly experience will be located. A turbine will be installed 15-ft. underground that will blow wind vertically to provide lift for skydivers inside the building. iFly will pay the village $100,000 per year to lease the building with 3% increases every five years.


http://www.journal-topics.com/...f7-0019bb30f31a.html


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Feb 20, 2013, 7:50 PM
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That is walking distance to O'Hare! Sweet!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Feb 22, 2013, 8:34 AM
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12 or 14 footer?


Mr_Polite  (D 420)

Feb 23, 2013, 5:12 AM
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20!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Feb 24, 2013, 3:42 PM
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No one likes a tease Tongue


elightle  (D 5966)

Feb 25, 2013, 8:46 AM
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In reply to:
That is walking distance to O'Hare! Sweet!

...and within driving distance of Ohio!


A1CSpooky  (A License)

Apr 10, 2013, 3:29 PM
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Any idea on approximate time frame for breaking ground?


beowulf  (C License)

Apr 10, 2013, 3:37 PM
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The Dallas tunnel is supposed to be up and running early next year. I don't think they have started major construction yet. I was told they have broken ground. I don't know anything about any other location.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Apr 15, 2013, 6:56 AM
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I am suspect of the development of this tunnel. I was informed by a very reliable source (iFly person) that ground was broken on this project a few months ago only to find out it really wasn't. Now the story is there is some kind of lease issue. Like the Austin tunnel I will believe it when I see it.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Apr 15, 2013, 7:26 AM
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Tongue


beowulf  (C License)

Apr 15, 2013, 7:28 AM
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I spoke directly with the CEO of iFly so it's not second hand. "Ground was broken" doesn't mean major construction has started. It wouldn't be noticeable. But we can't start booking time till it's up and being tested.


A1CSpooky  (A License)

May 20, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Looks like more info is finally coming out about the tunnel going up near Chicago.........

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130519/news/705199840/


beowulf  (C License)

May 20, 2013, 12:58 PM
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I have family in Elgin so it will be convenient for me.


A1CSpooky  (A License)

May 20, 2013, 1:53 PM
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Agreed. I'm in Edison Park up by touhy, which puts me about 5-10 minutes away.... to say I'm excited is an understatement


climber71

Jun 2, 2013, 7:55 AM
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Live in Ohio, if it happens, will be making trips there!


Kahuna  (D 13921)

Jun 13, 2013, 11:02 AM
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It just makes sense to have one in the Chicago area.


juggalo17  (A 64149)

Jul 25, 2013, 9:20 AM
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More possibilities.

http://naperville.patch.com/...ring-into-naperville


Kahuna  (D 13921)

Jul 25, 2013, 9:51 AM
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That looks like a good location.


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