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Indoor Skydiving Coming To National Harbor?

Indoor Skydiving

First Posted: 03/ 7/2012 8:28 am Updated: 03/ 7/2012 8:28 am

WASHINGTON -- Whoosh. We used to have to go to Las Vegas or Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for indoor skydiving.

As soon as 2013, National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., may be home to the D.C. area's first indoor skydiving facility -- a giant wind tunnel that simulates free-fall from an airplane.

The Washington Post reports that indoor skydiving outfit iFly is considering opening a wind tunnel in National Harbor.

But not just National Harbor -- iFly's founder, Alan Metni, said he's looking to dominate the mid-Atlantic indoor skydiving market in a big big way:

Metni said that with the Washington area's above-average incomes and military population, "D.C. is not a one-tunnel market in our mind."

"It's a two-tunnel or three-tunnel market in our minds," he said. "We could do one in National Harbor, another in Northern Virginia and maybe another up in Baltimore."

No word yet on how many of those tunnels will allow for topless skydiving. This is, obviously, a developing story.

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