For anybody who’s needed to strive skydiving, however will get the jitters on the considered leaping out of the facet of an airplane, Patriot Place will (comparatively) quickly have a solution: Indoor skydiving.
The Freedom Wind Tunnel is ready to open on the house of the Patriots subsequent October, based on its web site. Patriots Place lately introduced the brand new addition on its Facebook web page.
The new indoor skydiving facility is the brainchild of Neal Gouck, listed as Freedom Wind’s chief expertise officer, who additionally serves because the assistant dean of UMass Dartmouth’s enterprise faculty. The North Attleboro resident detailed how he and his spouse, Sally, got here up with the thought.
“My love for skydiving began as a cadet at West Point on the sport parachute team called the Black Knights,” he wrote on the Patriot Place web site. “I remember my first jump, sort of like coming to a single point in my entire young life.”
That first leap was just the start – Gouck leapt out of a aircraft 50 extra occasions, and likewise skilled in a wind tunnel.
“At that time, I recognized how great tunnels were for replicating free fall and as a training aid for skydivers and military soldiers,” he mentioned.
Gouck’s spouse prompt having a wind tunnel constructed at Patriot Place, and the thought took off from there. Gouck mentioned he traveled round Europe — France, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Spain — and visited completely different indoor skydiving locations. After over 5 years of planning, the power is able to come to fruition.
“Being a local, family-owned, veteran small business, we are happy to be able to share this (soon-to-be) flying experience with our amazing community,” Gouck mentioned.