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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/27/2015-08/29/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/27/2015-08/29/2015

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

Frisco Police Deploy “Go Bags” in FISD Schools

Frisco Police Deploy “Go Bags” in FISD Schools

FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police Department, in conjunction with the Frisco Independent School...

Weekly Lawn Watering Advice 8/24-8/30

Weekly Lawn Watering Advice 8/24-8/30

One day of watering is needed for the week of Monday (8/24) - Sunday (8/30). Please...

NOW OPEN -  Intersection of Rockhill Parkway & Coit Road

NOW OPEN - Intersection of Rockhill Parkway & Coit Road

The intersection of Rockhill Parkway and Coit Road is now open after being closed for two months...

Bring Your Dog To The Roughriders’ Aug. 26 Game

Bring Your Dog To The Roughriders’ Aug. 26 Game

Team Set To Host Second Bark In The Park Night At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (August 19,...

Frisco Police Deploy “Go Bags” in FISD Schools
FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police Department, in conjunction with the Frisco Independent School District, has issued “Go Bags” to all of the department’s School Resource Officers.  There are ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 08/17/2015-08/23/2015
DATE            CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION08/23/2015 15080526 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEHICLE> ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 08/17/2015-08/23/2015
ARREST#  DATE           CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15001793 08/17/2015 3300 PRESTON RD POSS CS PG3 <28G COLLIN CO WARRANT 15001794 08/18/2015 DALLAS PKWY / COTTON GI ...
NOW OPEN - Intersection of Rockhill Parkway & Coit Road
The intersection of Rockhill Parkway and Coit Road is now open after being closed for two months for reconstruction.  Traffic can travel continuously on Rockhill Parkway and Virginia Parkway betw ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 08/10/2015-08/16/2015
DATE            CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION08/10/2015 15075857 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 1900 PARKWOO ...
Portal Connects Students to Online Resources
Frisco ISD students now have one place to look for web links often used as part of their school work. The Student Portal connects students to online resources like their student email, Google Apps, ...
Frisco ISD Offers New Ticketing Options for Varsity Football
Fans of Frisco ISD football now have new options for purchasing advance tickets to games hosted at Memorial and Toyota stadiums. The District has launched online sales for varsity football games held ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: August 18, 2015
Back-to-School Message from Superintendent Jeremy Lyon  Summer is almost over and the sights and sounds of a new school year are all around us - bands marching, whistles blowing and lockers open ...
Four New Schools to Welcome Students on First Day of School
Frisco ISD expects to greet about 53,000 students on the first day of the school, an increase of nearly 3,000 or 6 percent from peak enrollment during the 2014-15 school year. FISD continues to ran ...
Back-to-School Message from Dr. Jeremy Lyon
Welcome to the 2015-2015 school year! Whether you are a returning family or new to Frisco ISD, we hope you are ready for an exciting year! We have welcomed more than 600 new professional educators t ...
Collin College Trustees Hold Tax Rate Steady
Aug. 26, 2015 – Last night, the Collin College Board of Trustees held the line on the ad valorem tax rate during an open meeting in McKinney in which they approved the college’s annual budget ...
DoorDash now Delivering in Frisco and Addison
Starting today, DoorDash is expanding its service in the Dallas area to include Frisco and Addison, providing on-demand delivery from hundreds of the region's most popular restaura ...
Wade Park Announces Plans For First Langham Hotel In Texas
FRISCO, Texas – August 17, 2015 – Thomas Land & Development is announcing plans to make Wade Park -- its 175-acre, $1.6 billion upscale mixed-use development underway in Frisco -- home to Texa ...
Toyota Stadium selected to host 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying matches featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team in February
USWNT to play three 2016 Olympic Qualifying matches at Toyota Stadium in February FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015) – FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium will host the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympi ...
State Water Rights Permit Issued for Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir: Historic Milestone for North Texas Municipal Water District Project
(Wylie, Texas – July 29, 2015) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) achieved a historic milestone for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR) with issuance of a water rights perm ...
Read Your Weeds
Dealing with a proliferation of weeds in your garden this year? Instead of combating the problem with expensive and potentially toxic herbicides, listen to what your weeds are telling you about the he ...
Weekly Lawn Watering Advice 8/24-8/30
One day of watering is needed for the week of Monday (8/24) - Sunday (8/30). Please apply 0.50 inches of water using the Cycle and Soak method to your lawn this week. &nb ...
Cycle and Soak Watering
It’s hot out there! For many North Texas residents, our heavy spring rains followed by sweltering summer temperatures could result in some challenging issues with soil compaction this year. Compact ...
Weekly Lawn Watering Advice 8/17-8/23
Two days of watering are recommended for the week of Monday (8/17) - Sunday (8/23). Please apply 0.75 inches of water using the Cycle and Soak method to your lawn th ...
Congressman Michael Burgess To Address Denton County Republicans August 20th At New Meeting Location
The Denton County Republican Party will host Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., at its new meeting location, theCalvary Christian Center located at 5220 Blair Oaks Dr. The Colony, TX 75056 on Thurs ...
FCD Youth Coach Named North Texas Coach of the Year
FCD Youth Coach and College Director Scott Dymond named North Texas Coach of the Year Carter Baum FCDallas.com The FC Dallas Youth teams have picked up more than their share of accolades in 2015, ...
Robinson knocks inside the park home run in win
Riders even series with 6-3 victory on Bark in the Park Night FRISCO, TEXAS (August 26, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders evened the series with the San Antonio Missions behind a 6-3 victory at Dr ...
Bring Your Dog To The Roughriders’ Aug. 26 Game
Team Set To Host Second Bark In The Park Night At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (August 19, 2015) – Calling all Canines! Pooches and Puppies are invited to the Frisco RoughRiders' game on Wednes ...
NAHL names Avis Budget Group official rental car partner
Benefits include on-site airport rentals, corporate rate structure for NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL FRISCO, TEXAS - The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that it has named the Avis B ...
As Perez, Watson Return to Action, FCD Roster Sees Competition at Every Position
Pareja: "The whole squad is great for me. It’s not a feeling that I had last year too much" Carter Baum FCDallas.com INFOGRAPH: Blas Perez and Je-Vaughn Watson FC Dallas is coming off of their ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/27/2015-08/29/2015
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 ...
September 11th Seed Scattering At Freedom Meadow
Frisco, Texas August 25rd 2015: Join the Frisco Garden Club for the annual observance of September 11th. The quiet ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at Freedom Meadow in Warren Sports Complex on Eldorado Par ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/20/2015-08/22/2015
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 ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/14/2015-08/16/2015
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Coconut’s Fish Cafe Targets Texas for Franchise Growth
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(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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