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Plans for Middletown Wind Tunnel Announced

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The expansion of iFly indoor skydiving centers continues, this time with development planned for the Middletown, Ohio area. Start Aviation LLC and iFly Corp recently signed an agreement that would see a vertical wind tunnel build in Middleton. Though the exact location of where the tunnel will be built is still undecided, Middle Regional Airport has been listed as a potential location.

Start Aviation LLC is the operator of Start Skydiving, a dropzone that has in recent years shown itself to be one of the best in the country, while iFly has shown its dominance in the global wind tunnel market with more than 20 wind tunnels located around the world, and the company continuing to show impressive growth.

While still in the early stages, aspects of the project have been released; such as the plans for the indoor skydiving location to include a restaurant, classroom and an office.

With the development of the Middletown tunnel, there will be a total of 15 iFly tunnels in the United States, several of which have been established in the past couple years. With the next closest tunnel being located in Chicago, the city hopes that the new attraction will bring in visitors from surrounding locations.

By Bryn De Kocks on 2014-02-06

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mattjw916  2014-02-06

What state is this in? There are a lot of "Middletowns" in the US.

jimmurt  2014-02-06

In the article there's a link to Start Skydiving which is in Middletown, Ohio.

Rstanley0312  2014-02-06

Ohio... Just north of Cincinnati.

wan2doit  2014-02-08

What about one in Dade or Broward counties in Florida with 4,000,000 potential customers within 50 miles. Seems like a perfect fit for the region.

Goblue1433  2015-03-08

Where is our tunnel already?!?!?!?!

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