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Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jul 26, 2013, 8:26 AM
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The article makes it seem like this would be a second tunnel in the city at the same time.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jul 26, 2013, 8:48 AM
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PhreeZone wrote:
The article makes it seem like this would be a second tunnel in the city at the same time.

Just like buses. You wait for ever for one, and then 2 show up... Wink


Nukrites  (D 30239)

Aug 7, 2013, 7:36 AM
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rumors go around there will be 3 tunnels, first in December 2013







picture courtesy of Will
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Kahuna  (D 13921)

Nov 10, 2013, 3:56 AM
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update! Tongue


picture courtesy of Will


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wicodefly  (C License)

Nov 17, 2013, 7:54 PM
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Awesome. Any word on when it will be open for business?


labrys  (D 29848)

Nov 18, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Awesome. Any word on when it will be open for business?

The picture says Dec 2013. Anyone know if they're still on track for that?


skycat  (D 25740)

Nov 18, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Two of the three planned tunnels have broken ground. They are still in the concrete/steel stage. My guess would be Spring, based on when DV thinks he will be heading up there. (So not official or anything)


ksmaximums

Nov 18, 2013, 4:20 PM
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Ify posted on Facebook that ground has been broken at two locations
In the Chicago area. I believe they started the first one in late Oct.


Vallerina  (C License)

Nov 18, 2013, 5:29 PM
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skycat wrote:
Two of the three planned tunnels have broken ground. They are still in the concrete/steel stage. My guess would be Spring, based on when DV thinks he will be heading up there. (So not official or anything)

I just can't get away from that guy!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 19, 2013, 8:16 AM
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Vallerina wrote:
skycat wrote:
Two of the three planned tunnels have broken ground. They are still in the concrete/steel stage. My guess would be Spring, based on when DV thinks he will be heading up there. (So not official or anything)

I just can't get away from that guy!

I'd put a restraining order on him if I were you. Unimpressed


Vallerina  (C License)

Nov 29, 2013, 8:48 AM
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Remster wrote:
Vallerina wrote:
skycat wrote:
Two of the three planned tunnels have broken ground. They are still in the concrete/steel stage. My guess would be Spring, based on when DV thinks he will be heading up there. (So not official or anything)

I just can't get away from that guy!

I'd put a restraining order on him if I were you. Unimpressed

Like that would work.

I swung by yesterday, and I'm happy that without traffic, it's just a 25 minute drive for me! Attached the pic I snapped while doing my happy dance.
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zimmerk9  (C 39568)

Dec 14, 2013, 10:02 AM
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Any update to the tunnel? I know there was a sign that said coming december 2013 and we are getting close to the end.


wicodefly  (C License)

Dec 14, 2013, 11:55 AM
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It's looking better and better every picture I see. Can't wait!


parawhat  (B License)

Dec 16, 2013, 2:40 PM
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zimmerk9 wrote:
Any update to the tunnel? I know there was a sign that said coming december 2013 and we are getting close to the end.

Rosemont: March 1st
Naperville: May 1st


Squeak  (E 1313)

Dec 16, 2013, 5:57 PM
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early bird prices just posted on FB
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/...4455_517944415_n.jpg


zimmerk9  (C 39568)

Dec 20, 2013, 2:44 AM
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Sweet!!!! I will be preordering some time this week!


jumpwally  (D License)

Apr 21, 2014, 7:30 AM
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Any updates ?


wicodefly  (C License)

Apr 21, 2014, 2:56 PM
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I don't know anything anyone else doesn't, but here's a status update from their FaceBook:

https://www.facebook.com/iFLYChicag

It says:

"We anticipate accepting reservations mid-to-late May but are not exactly sure of the IT installment schedule yet. We will keep you posted here on facebook...."

If they're waiting on IT, my guess would be at least two years :)


skycat  (D 25740)

Apr 24, 2014, 3:15 PM
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They are balancing the fans in Rosemont on Monday, commissioning will be soon after that. I will post when DV tells me the fans are turning, but it is very soon. I think they are shooting for a mid-may opening date.


SkydiverShawn  (C 40994)

Apr 25, 2014, 5:58 AM
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skycat wrote:
They are balancing the fans in Rosemont on Monday, commissioning will be soon after that. I will post when DV tells me the fans are turning, but it is very soon. I think they are shooting for a mid-may opening date.

May is highly unlikely, June is more realistic. Capture from their website attached.

http://www.rosemont.com/ifly-skydiving-update/


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kallend  (D 23151)

May 31, 2014, 5:38 AM
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Chicago Tribune had photos online today of kids in the tunnel.


wicodefly  (C License)

May 31, 2014, 8:18 AM
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kallend wrote:
Chicago Tribune had photos online today of kids in the tunnel.

Yes. It's open.


BMichaeli  (C License)

Jun 5, 2014, 3:16 PM
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Rosemont is fully open, Naperville is trying to open in 3 weeks.


Zoso  (D 32786)

Jun 8, 2014, 10:52 AM
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I just called the Rosemont iFly and inquired about their specs. Rosemont and Naperville are both 14 footers. The person I spoke to did not know the horsepower, but she said she thought they were both capable of 170mph.


Fast  (D 28237)

Jun 9, 2014, 3:11 PM
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It's plenty fast.

:)




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