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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  09/19/2014-09/21/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/19/2014-09/21/2014

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

 Frisco Father Honored by Mayor for his Cancer Contributions

Frisco Father Honored by Mayor for his Cancer Contributions

Local Man Receives Official Proclamation Declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month Frisco,...

RBFCU Opens Two Collin County Branches

RBFCU Opens Two Collin County Branches

LIVE OAK, Texas – The second-largest credit union in Texas has expanded its reach into the Dallas...

Less Watering for Cooler Temperatures

Less Watering for Cooler Temperatures

According to some recent weather reports, the North Texas region may expect to enjoy some cooler...

Pending Changes in Interest Rates?

Pending Changes in Interest Rates?

If you're a parent like me, you always tend to be more suspicious when your children are quiet...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 09/08/2014 - 09/14/2014
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION09/13/2014 14081648 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 09/08/2014 - 09/14/2014
ARREST#   DATE             OFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 14001812 09/08/2014 7200 STONEBROOK PKWY MINOR IN POSSESSION OF CIGARETTES O ...
Community Open Houses Invite Residents to Share ideas for Frisco's Future; First of Four Meetings Wed., Sept. 10
(September 9, 2014)  “What do you want Frisco to be in the next ten or twenty years?”  Share your answer in person by attending a Community Open House in your neighborhood beginning Sept ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 09/01/2014 - 09/07/2014
DATE              CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION09/01/2014 14077941 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 5800 FM ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 09/01/2014 - 09/7/2014
ARREST#   DATE            CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14001738 09/01/2014 7500 423 FAILED TO SIGNAL TURN FAIL TO REPORT CHANGE OF ADDRES ...
Frisco ISD Trains High School Students on Ways to Improve Campus Climate
Frisco ISD is empowering its student leaders to take a more active role in building positive school climate. About 80 high school students from across the District took part in a training program on ...
Dillon International Becomes One of Two U.S. Agencies Licensed to Provide Adoption Services to Children in Vietnam
Dillon International has been named—in announcements by the U.S. Department of State and by the Ministry of Justice’s Department of Adoptions in Vietnam—as one of two U.S. agencies selected to p ...
Calling Local Professionals to Volunteer for Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium
Frisco ISD seeks volunteers to offer professional advice to approximately 250 high school juniors and seniors involved in the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program. ISM is a challenging cour ...
Frisco ISD Plans New Elementary for 2015, Names New Schools
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to accelerate construction of a new elementary school to relieve Ashley Elementary in the northeast portion of the District. Construction will no ...
Frisco ISD to Celebrate New Elementary Schools
Frisco ISD invites students, parents and community members to help celebrate the opening of its four newest elementary schools. The District will host an official dedication ceremony at each campus h ...
Frisco Father Honored by Mayor for his Cancer Contributions
Local Man Receives Official Proclamation Declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month Frisco, TX (September 16, 2014)  Steve Rigby will forever remember his son’s 16th birthday and how it ...
RBFCU Opens Two Collin County Branches
LIVE OAK, Texas – The second-largest credit union in Texas has expanded its reach into the Dallas area with the opening of two new branch locations. Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union opened its n ...
THIS SATURDAY the FFS Food Pantry is Open to Accept Donations!
Most Needed Items: Non-perishable items Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Sliced White/Wheat Bread Canned Pasta Meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti O's, etc.) Boxed Meal Helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc.) Boxed Mac a ...
Ebby Halliday Realtors In Frisco Hosts Charity Golf Tournament And Lexus Raffle To Benefit City House
Frisco, Tex. (September 10, 2014) – Ebby Halliday Frisco will be hosting its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebriar Country Club on Thursday, October 23. One hundred percent of the proce ...
Collin County White Ribbon Rally 10/2
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. To bring awareness to our community, the Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCCFV), an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, and the Co ...
Less Watering for Cooler Temperatures
According to some recent weather reports, the North Texas region may expect to enjoy some cooler weather in the next few weeks. With the milder temperatures reminding us that fall is indeed around th ...
Pending Changes in Interest Rates?
If you're a parent like me, you always tend to be more suspicious when your children are quiet than when there is the typical running through the house and sibling bickering. Of late, there seems to b ...
State Senator Jane Nelson To Address Denton County Republicans September 18th
State Senator Jane Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Thursday, September 18, 2014 monthly meeting of the Denton County Republican Party. She is expected to give an update on the upcoming elect ...
Help us Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer by running or walking in the 29th annual Oktoberfest Run for the Children 5K/1M
Join the fight against childhood cancer by running or walking in the 29th annual Oktoberfest Run for the Children on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This family-friendly event is presented by Tom Thumb ...
“Leadership Lessons Of Ronald Reagan” To Be Theme Of Denton County GOP Victory 2014 Kickoff Rally
It’s hot in Texas, as hot as the 2014 political scene. As the days count down toward Election Day in November, it will grow even hotter! No one loved a good political race more than our 40th Preside ...
Plantation Golf Club Joins The Footgolf Movement
DALLAS – FootGolf, an increasingly popular combination of golf and soccer played with a regulation soccer ball on a shortened golf course, is now available at Plantation Golf Club. The course has be ...
FC Dallas Forward Blas Perez wins MLS Player of the Week
Perez wins weekly award after scoring both goals in FCD's 2-1 win over Vancouver NEW YORK (Monday, September 15, 2014) – FC Dallas forward Blas Perez was voted Major League Soccer Player of the W ...
Strong second half performance in Salt Lake undone by late goal
Strong second half performance undone by late Saborio goal Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   SALT LAKE CITY - In another exciting matchup of Western Conference heavyweights, it was just one m ...
Legends Release 2014-2015 Schedule
FRISCO, TX, (Sep. 9, 2014) - The Texas Legends will open the 2014-15 NBA Development League season with a two-game road trip to the West coast prior to their home opener, traveling to Bakersfield Nov. ...
For The 'Riders, That's All She Wrote
Fun-filled season ends in Midland By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   MIDLAND, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 6, 2014) - After 143 games, a memorable 2014 campaign is in the books for the Frisc ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/19/2014-09/21/2014
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 ...
Night of Improv
From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 26 in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway. Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' evening of laughter with clea ...
Mosasaur Exhibit to open October 4 at the Heard Museum
By: Darlene Sumerfelt In 2008, an amateur fossil hunter by the name of Deniz Oktay walked along Duck Creek in Garland, Texas and saw something fossil hunters love to see: bones! Erosion in the creek ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/12/2014 - 09/14/2014
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 ...
2014 Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and more! **Updated 9/15**
2014 Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and more! If you would like to add an event please send it to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...

(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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