Look out below: Nashua OKs indoor skydiving business

Ever want to try skydiving without going outdoors or jumping from a plane?

It’s likely you’ll have your chance fairly soon after a vote by the Nashua Zoning Board of Adjustment, which has unanimously approved three variances that will allow a Bedford couple to proceed with plans to erect a 70-foot-high building that will allow people to learn the sport of body flight.

The indoor facility would be built on Poisson Avenue off Daniel Webster Highway in south Nashua.

Rob Greer and Laurie Wass said they plan to cater to people over the age of 3 who weigh more than 40 pounds.

Their company is called Sky Venture New Hampshire, which is affiliated with a parent firm based in Orlando, Fla., where the company has had a facility up and running for five years. Other facilities are planned in Denver, Phoenix and Moscow, Wass said.

“We want to cater to people who have not even thought of skydiving before,” she said. “It’ll be great for birthday parties, bachelor parties, all those kinds of things.”

The company’s Web site (skyventure.com) describes the facility as a “vertical wind tunnel” that uses overhead fans and a wall-to-wall airflow system to create the sensation of freefall.

Categories: News