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Indoor Skydiving..

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MyToyTaco, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    I took my girlfriend to Universal City yesterday and did some indoor skydiving in a wind tunnel. It was BADASS! Very addicting... I'm already looking at pro-packages lol. The place is called iFly. It's not cheap ($120 for 2 people to fly, 2 one-minute flights)

    Anybody have any experience in tunnels?


    Check out www.iflyhollywood.com to see if theres a location by you...theres a promo video too..
     
  2. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    I want to so bad. I want to do the real thing more, but this would still be a blast
     
  3. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    That is awesome!!
    I've seen people in wind tunnels on TV and thought is was very cool!!

    ARGH, did a quick search and couldn't find anything in PA. I'll keep looking!
     
  4. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    There is one in Perris too. I have always wanted to go.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Operational Tunnels

    SkyVenture Freezone
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    Region: Asia
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    Website: http://www.freezonemoscow.ru
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    Freezone, Ltd. has recently installed a SkyVenture 12 foot diameter, 1000 HP recirculaing wind tunnel in the city of Chekhov about 20 KM south of Moscow, Russia. They now are under construction with a new 16 foot tunnel on the same site so serve the large demand for tunnel time. The group also intends to build a hotel and training center with the tunnel. SkyVenture Freezone will serve skydivers from all over Russia and Eastern Europe. It will also serve entertainment customers and employees of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russian Federation, Rescue Service staff, the President's Safeguard Service and employees of the Russian Astronauts' Training Facilities.

    SkyVenture Abu Dhabi
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    Region: Asia
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    Website: TBA
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    SkyVenture Abu Dhabi is a 12 foot, open flow, 875 HP wind tunnel owned and operated by the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates. It is located in an equestrian center in Abu Dhabi.

    SkyVenture Genting
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    Region: Asia
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    Website: http://www.genting.com.my/en/themepark/indoor/skyventure.htm
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    SkyVenture Genting is a state-of-the-art skydiving simulator built into an indoor shopping and entertainment center adjacent to the largest Casino in Asia. It is located at the Genting highlands outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This 12 foot, open flow, 875 HP model has been in commercial operation since 2002.

    SkyVenture U.K. - Airkix
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    Region: Europe
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    Website: http://www.airkix.com
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    SkyVenture has recently completed construction and commissioning of its first recirculating wind tunnel at XSCAPE - a cutting edge shopping and entertainment center approximately 30 miles north of London. The 12 foot, 1000 HP wind tunnel is owned and operated by AirKix. The flow is smooth, consistent and quite fast. At present, we have the speed artificially limited to 160 mph but are using a fraction of the available power. The tunnel will allow teams or groups of four to work comfortably and accommodate flyers of sizes, ages and skill levels and features state of the art video and digital photography systems.

    SkyVenture Alcanteria
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    Region: Europe
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    The Spanish Ministry of Defense recently purchased a 14-foot, 1600 HP SkyVenture open flow wind tunnel after an open tender and head-to-head competition between the largest wind tunnel manufacturers in the world. This tunnel is similar to SkyVenture Arizona but incorporates more advanced aerodynamics and is therefore more efficent and quieter than its predecessor. It opened in August 2006.

    iFLY SF BAY (formerly SkyVenture Silicon Valley)
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.iFlySFBay.com
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    iFLY SF BAY is a project developed by a group of local investors from the business and adventure sport communities. They have two goals: 1) Bring the experience of simulated skydiving to the California marketplace in a safe, cost effective, and profitable manner. 2) Support the California "Adventure Sport" lifestyle in the Bay Area communities with the introduction of one of the most unique experiences available. iFLY SF Bay is a 12 foot, recirculating, 1000HP SkyVenture wind tunnel in a shopping and entertainment center in Union Landing (within San Francisco Bay).

    iFLY Hollywood
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.iFLYhollywood.com
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    iFLY Hollywood indoor skydiving vertical wind tunnel indoor skydiving by SkyVenture: excitement, adrenaline and adventure. iFLY Hollywood offers the flight experience of a lifetime at our attraction in Universal Studios CityWalk, Los Angeles, California. If you are looking for a fun thing to do in LA you have found it! It is located only a few feet away from the Hard Rock Cafe, Jillians, KB Sports and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. It is designed for entertainment customers and corporate groups. iFLY Hollywood is a 10 foot, recirculating, 800 HP system with a 30 foot tall all acrylic flight chamber that allows 360 viewing from almost anywhere in Citywalk.

    Paraclete XP Skyventure
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.paracletexp.com
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    SkyVenture Fort Bragg is a fully enclosed, all weather 16+ foot supertunnel that will be located adjacent to Fort Bragg in North Carolina. It is the largest and fastest vertical wind tunnel anywhere in the world. It will serve the huge demand for advanced free-fall training by the JFK Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg.

    SkyVenture New Hampshire
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.skyventurenh.com
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    This 12-foot, 1200 HP recirculating SkyVenture tunnel is located 45 minutes North of Boston on the Massachusetts / New Hampshire border. The Nashua, New Hampshire tunnel is adjacent to the future commuter rail station site that will provide direct train service to downtown Boston. This tunnel is ½ mile North of the busiest shopping mall in New Hampshire with numerous restaurants surrounding the tunnel. SkyVenture New Hampshire opened in August 2006 and now serves sport skydivers, entertainment customers, corporate groups, and the military.

    SkyVenture Orlando
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.skyventureorlando.com
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    SkyVenture of Orlando was built in 1997 as our prototype and proof of concept wind tunnel. It quickly became an overwhelming success and has operated at or near full capacity since that time. This tunnel serves the entertainment, sport skydiving and military training markets. SkyVenture Orlando is a 12 foot, open flow, 1000 HP wind tunnel. In 2003, it operated for over 5000 hours and required less than 75 hours of maintenance.

    SkyVenture Colorado
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.skyventurecolorado.com
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    SkyVenture Colorado is a 12 foot, recirculating 1200 HP wind tunnel which opened in February 2006. It is located in Lone Tree, Colorado just south of Denver. It serves entertainment customers, skydivers and the military. Their Mission is "to provide an unforgettably awesome experience to our customers, and a destination attraction to our hosts."

    Perris SkyVenture
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.skyventureperris.com/tunnel/tunnel.asp
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    Perris Valley Skydiving, California’s only resort skydiving center, installed SkyVenture Perris in December 2003. This 12 foot, open flow, 1000 HP wind tunnel has been operating successfully and profitably since that time. It incorporates some of SkyVenture's most recent updates including Variable Frequency Drives and a fully automated computer control system.

    iFLY Utah
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.iFLYutah.com
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    iFLY Utah is a 12-foot wide, 1200 HP recirculating wind tunnel located in the New Salomon Center in Ogden. The Salomon Center is a high adventure and downtown sports complex which includes the iFLY SkyVenture VWT, Flowrider Utah, an indoor surf wave, and a huge climbing wall. The adventure doesn’t stop there, 32 bowling lanes, billiards, a 55,000 square foot Gold’s Gym, arcades, bumper cars, Pizza Factory Restaurant, and a Costa Vida Restaurant.

    SkyVenture Arizona
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.skyventureaz.com
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    SkyVenture Arizona is a second generation open flow vertical wind tunnel located 40 miles south of Phoenix in Eloy, Arizona adjacent to the largest skydiving center in the world - Skydive Arizona. The 14 foot, 1600 HP wind tunnel opened in August of 2005 and has operated successfully and profitably ever since.

    SkyVenture Brazil
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    Region: South America
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    Website: TBA
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    This 12-foot, 1200 HP recirculating SkyVenture unit was purchased by the Armed Forces of Brazil.


    Reserved Territories

    iFLY New Jersey
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    Region: North America
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    SkyVenture, LLC has recently entered into an agreement to install two 10 foot wind tunnels as the centerpiece of the planned 1.3 Billion Xanadu sports, shopping and entertainment complex at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. When built in mid-2009, Xanadu will be the largest shopping mall in the world. It will include an indoor waterpark, 600 foot long indoor snow slope and other extreme attractions.


    Under Construction

    iFLY Singapore
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    Region: Asia
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    Website: http://www.iflysingapore.com/
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    iFLY Singapore located Sentosa Beach Station on Sentosa Island Singapore’s premier island resort getaway and Asia’s leisure destination. iFLY Singapore will be a 16 foot tunnel with a special transparent flight chamber offering flyers spectacular views of the South China Sea and Sentos’s Siloso Beach.

    SkyVenture Montreal
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    Region: North America
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    Website: http://www.skyventuremontreal.com/
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    SkyVenture Montreal is the first 14-foot-recirculating tunnel built by SkyVenture, LLC. The $6-million project is Currently under construction with a grand-opening set for March of 2009. The project is headed by Montreal Businessmen Alain Guerin and Pierre Beaudoin. Their mission is "to provide the Quebec market with the most advanced, efficient, safe, reliable, powerful and realistic skydiving simulator in the world,” says Guerin. “More specifically, to become the most sought-after, fun, exhilarating experience for the local population, the tourism industry, corporate-groups and skydiving enthusiasts.”
     
  6. Jun 16, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    At that price you should go for the real deal. Check out a drop zone or two and pay attention to their safety practices. Once you feel comfortable that they operate a safe DZ - get some real altitude. If you had a blast at twelve feet, just imagine 12k!
     
  7. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    i thought about that too kmann - but the tunnel is also more time efficient. Much easier to have fun on a tight schedule.

    However, I did sign up at dz.com when i got home that night, to learn more about it :D
     
  8. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    If anyone has been to Pigeon Forge, TN there is one of these indoor sky diving joints that are pretty intense.

    http://flyawayindoorskydiving.com/pf.html

    Also is yall can handle it make sure you hit up the Zorb right off the parkway. This is the only place in the US that currently has this... Imagine going off a cliff in a plastic hamster ball!

    http://www.zorb.com/smoky/
     
  9. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    120 bucks to turn on a fan for 1 minute, Two times? Holly Moses
     
  10. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    LOL! I know. The on in TN was only about $35.00. They have to train you first and then they send you up and on your way.
     
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    It's only that expensive here cuz its in hollywood...lame.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Just looked up a local drop zone.. For $199 you get a tandem jump with 40 seconds of freefall.. Makes sense to pay $60 for 2 minutes in a tunnel..
     
  13. Jul 27, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    ive always wanted to do this
     
  14. Feb 2, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    "Anybody have any experience in tunnels?"

    I work as a wind tunnel Instructor.

    Derek V
     
  15. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    the one in TN is awesome...cheap and i think i got a 3 minute flight...I know it was longer than a minute...But you had to train for like an hour...plus watch a video if i remember right...ANd then if you want to do it again it was cheaper because you didnt have to take the class again, maybe like 20 or 25 bucks...Its been like 4 yrs ago...I cant really remember...
     
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    The tunnel isn't harder, just less forgiving. It shows you how much you are really moving in the sky. You can move 100 feet in the sky, no biggie, in the tunnel, you hit a wall. It is much more efficient to learn new skills in the tunnel vs. the sky. Too easy to learn bad habits in the sky.

    DV
     
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  18. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    I'm lucky, they have one in CO. Freakin awesome. I wanna do the real thing tho...for real. haha
     
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