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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  10/31/2014-11/02/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/31/2014-11/02/2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

Dallas Cowboys And Omni Hotels & Resorts Partner To Build Hotel At Cowboys Headquarters

Dallas Cowboys And Omni Hotels & Resorts Partner To Build Hotel At Cowboys Headquarters

Cowboys and Omni to Develop Upscale Property in Frisco, Texas FRISCO, TX (October 30, 2014) –...

Arborfest & Buffalo Stomp This Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

Arborfest & Buffalo Stomp This Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

Arborfest and the Buffalo Stomp are both scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1.  ArborFest is at 9...

The Great Pumpkin Explosion!

The Great Pumpkin Explosion!

Saturday, November 1st 11 AM to noon at Frisco Square FREE charity event - fun (and educational)...

Gathering Information about Childcare via the Internet? Look for These Important features

Gathering Information about Childcare via the Internet? Look for These Important features

One of the fastest and most efficient ways to gather information is via the Internet. There are...

Dallas Cowboys And Omni Hotels & Resorts Partner To Build Hotel At Cowboys Headquarters
Cowboys and Omni to Develop Upscale Property in Frisco, Texas FRISCO, TX (October 30, 2014) – The Dallas Cowboys and Omni Hotels & Resorts are partnering to develop a new hotel at the future s ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 10/20/2014 - 10/26/2014
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION10/24/2014 14093575 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 10/20/2014 - 10/26/2014
ARREST#     DATE          CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 14002104 10/20/2014 6400 PRESTON RD POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ POSS CS PG3 <28G 14002105 10/20 ...
Frisco Community Parade November 8 10 a.m. - New time!
Registration is underway for the Frisco Community Parade.  This year's theme is 'Wild, Wild West'.  Frisco resident and World War II veteran Bob Smith is being honored as Parade Grand Marsha ...
Frisco to Hold Special Election Nov. 4; Early Voting Underway Through Oct. 31
The City of Frisco will hold a Special Election Nov. 4 so voters may vote FOR or AGAINST a measure which will allow the Frisco City Council to decide whether or not it wants to allow eligible busine ...
Frisco Education Foundation Celebrates 15th Birthday at Gary Burns Fun Run
More than 6,000 people joined the Frisco Education Foundation on Saturday, October 25 for the Gary Burns Annual Fun Run outside Toyota Stadium. The one-mile fun run/walk and 5K certified race has bec ...
Frisco ISD Schools Selected for Healthy Zone School Recognition Program
Fourteen Frisco ISD schools are participating in the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, a joint effort of The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to promote healthy practices ...
Gathering Information about Childcare via the Internet? Look for These Important features
One of the fastest and most efficient ways to gather information is via the Internet. There are website with advertisements, discounts, and features about anything that you can imagine and childcare i ...
Cadence McShane Selected By Frisco ISD For Career And Technical Education Center Assignment
State-of-the-Art High School Campus to Undergo Comprehensive Expansion and Improvement to Support Growing Enrollment (Addison, Texas) – Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Compa ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 23, 2014
Support the Frisco Education Foundation This Saturday  There are two opportunities to support the Frisco Education Foundation this Saturday, October 25. The non-profit is celebrating 1 ...
Share the Love, Frisco
In the city of Frisco, there are kids whose only meals are what they eat at school. In fact, there are over 150 homeless children in our city. The children are on the free/reduced meal program at scho ...
Frisco Residents Jay and Jenny Allison Honored as 2014 Baylor Parents of the Year
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2014) – Jay and Jenny Allison of Frisco, Texas, were honored as Baylor University’s 2014 Parents of the Year during the University’s annual Family Weekend celebration Sept. ...
19th Annual Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market Nov 5-9 Plano - Proceeds support local nonprofits
Over ten thousand shoppers join in holiday shopping during the Junior League of Collin County’s 19th annual ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market at the Plano Centre.  This five-day fundraiser fea ...
8th Annual Charity Classic at Stonebriar Country Club, Friday, Nov. 7
City House has been chosen as Stonebriar Country Club's local charity of choice for their 8th Annual Charity Classic. The golf tournament will be held at the Club in Frisco on Friday, November 7. The ...
Local Kids Help Raise Awareness with “Lemon Aid”
Frisco, Texas -- The children of Newman Village are taking control of the fourth annual makeshift fundraiser originally started by kids. Children from all around the community are going to be attempti ...
St. Philip’s Frisco Hosts 10th Annual ‘Gifts of Grace’ Market Nov. 2, 8 & 9
Get ready to start your Christmas shopping! St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco is preparing for its 10th annual Gifts of Grace Market November 2nd – 9th. This one-of-a-kind market provides sh ...
"Fall Back" Into Saving Water
We’ve reached that time of year again….Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 AM. While Stage 3 Water Restrictions remain in effect, Frisco relaxes its time-of-day restrictio ...
A Good Fall Foundation
Stage 3 Water Restrictions permit once per week watering on your regularly scheduled trash day using residential sprinkler systems. These restrictions are designed to reduce water waste from over-wate ...
WaterWise Fall Workshop Series Drip Irrigation 101
Efficient irrigation is essential to sustainable landscapes. With water restrictions becoming commonplace in many cities across North Texas, homeowners are discovering that efficient landscape irrigat ...
Showcase Your Business At The 24th Annual Merry Main Street!
Don't miss your chance to be part of 24th Annual Merry Main Street as we ring in the holiday season in Frisco! This event will be held Saturday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ...
Legends Announce Return of Live TV Broadcast on KTXD47
FRISCO, TX  - The Texas Legends have announced the return of their television broadcast partner, KTXD. With the renewed partnership, all 2014-15 Legends home games will once again be broadcast l ...
MLS Cup Playoffs Match Recap: FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Late PK sends FCD through to Western Conference semifinals Kevin Lindstrom MLSsoccer.com   FRISCO -- Tesho Akindele and Michel kicked off the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, with a ...
Frisco ISD Community Night at FC Dallas Sat, 10/25
Please make plans to join us this Saturday for Frisco ISD Community night with FC Dallas.  This is the last regular season game of the year.  FISD students receive a FREE ticket for the mat ...
FC Dallas takes control of own destiny with win in Colorado
FCD can clinch third place in West with win over Portland next weekend Scott Brown FCDallas.com   DENVER - The value of the three points FC Dallas earned in Colorado Saturday afternoon can' ...
Back from injuries, Walker Zimmerman proves worth to help FC Dallas clinch playoff spot
Zimmerman shuts down physical Alan Gordon in first appearance back after injury layoff Kevin Lindstrom MLSsoccer.com   FRISCO, Texas – For a team that has suffered an inordinate amount of ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/31/2014-11/02/2014
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
Arborfest & Buffalo Stomp This Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Arborfest and the Buffalo Stomp are both scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1.  ArborFest is at 9 a.m. at Frisco Commons and hosted by Urban Forestry Commission and Frisco Garden Club. Two trees will b ...
The Great Pumpkin Explosion!
Saturday, November 1st 11 AM to noon at Frisco Square FREE charity event - fun (and educational) for both kids and adults In the grassy field next door to Espiritu - 6142 Frisco Square Blvd. (Park ne ...
Darling Homes hosts second annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” event in Frisco
Bring the entire family out to Newman Village, in Frisco, to experience an unforgettable night of old fashioned fun! Get brought back a few decades into the old fashioned holiday gatherings with Darli ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/24/2014-10/26/2014
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...

(Austin, TX) July 2, 2013 -- Frisco is set to land an iFLY indoor skydiving facility, scheduled for opening in late 2013, at the Stonebriar Centre Mall. The facility will be known as iFLY Dallas and will be the 27th indoor skydiving facility built by the Austin-based company. This facility will boast a 14′-diameter vertical wind tunnel featuring an all glass flight chamber capable of speeds of up to 175 mph.

“We are excited iFLY selected Frisco to build its next location and look forward to the project being a success in our city and a draw to North Texas in general,” said Jim Gandy, President of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation. “We anticipate thrill-seekers who live near and far will add this as a ‘must-do’ activity.” 

Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

The experience of iFLY indoor skydiving mimics the thrilling experience of free fall skydiving, but without the parachute or the risk. To date, over five million customers worldwide have flown in the company’s wind tunnels.

Customers fly accompanied by a certified instructor and fly at their own level of comfort, from a few feet off the ground, to more aerial gymnastics maneuvers at greater heights based on level of experience.

Beginners receive training as part of their flying experience and all customers get the use of all necessary flight equipment.
 
Safe and fun for children as young as three
iFLY Dallas will cater primarily to entertainment customers out for a day of fun with family or friends, corporate customers looking for a unique team outing, and competitive indoor skydiving athletes.
 
“As Frisco continues to grow, it becomes more and more of a destination city,” said Marla Roe, Executive Director of the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. “iFLY is the kind of unique attraction that will complement the varied sports, shopping and dining experiences Frisco already offers.”

iFLY Dallas will also offer unique science field trips for students from the elementary age all the way up to college level that will include flying time for each participant and a physics lecture and about the math, science and engineering behind vertical wind tunnels.

 The skydiving experience is so realistic, that iFLY also expects professional skydivers and members of the military to come for training, as they do at iFLY’s 26 other locations around the world.

State-of-the-art
All the equipment for the facility was designed and built by iFLY Holdings, the world’s largest and most advanced manufacturer of vertical wind tunnels. The iFLY Dallas tunnel will feature iFLY’s patented wall-to-wall airflow, completely eliminating the risk of “falling off” the air column. It will also be outfitted with a hyper-efficient, patented air-conditioning system that works flawlessly in some of the most demanding environments in the world. The tunnel will also have an automated, state-of-the-art HD photo and video recording system, letting customers take their flight experience home and share online with their friends.

iFLY Dallas joins iFLY Austin as the only indoor skydiving facilities in Texas.  

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About iFLY Austin-based iFLY Holdings is the world leader in the manufacture and sale of wind tunnel systems for recreational indoor skydiving, competitive skydiver training and military training. Under the brand names iFLY, SkyVenture, Airkix, Paraclete and Freezone, the company has 26 facilities operating around the globe, with expansion plans rolling out over the next few years.

 

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