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'Addiction to Extreme Recreational Businesses' Pushed Motorized Paraglider to Create Wipeout Course

The man who plans a Wipeout course for the public in Danvers was arrested on Sept. 11 after flying over Salem in a motorized parachute - one of his other adventure sport businesses.

The man arrested earlier this week for flying a motorized parachute over Salem is the mastermind behind .

Patrick Tarmey the same adrenaline quest that lead him to create Wipeout at first got him into motorized parachuting.

“After the success with Paramotor Tours I started Wipeout,” Tarmey told Danvers Patch. “I have an addiction to extreme recreational businesses.”

Tarmey, who lives in Peabody, after multiple 911 callers reported him flying over Salem on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Tarmey’s escapades, including his arrest and payment of $50 in court fees, have been reported by the Salem News, WBZ-TV and WHDH-TV news.

Tarmey said he intentionally stayed away from the Salem Power Plant but when flew low over the North River it startled several people. He was arrested by when he landed at  in Salem and charged with disorderly conduct.

Last month, Danvers Patch reported that Tarmey plans to build a course similar to the one on the TV show Wipeout. While it is called Wipeout Course, Tarmey said there is no relationship with the ABC television show. The course will be set up in a commercial building on the southbound side of Route 1.

He plans to offer pre-opening passes starting in November and open to the public in December. Last month he sold hundreds of passes on the discount coupon website Groupon.

He plans to have adult competition nights and host birthday parties too.

Samantha Johanson October 15, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Unfortunately, they have decided to move this location to Attleboro. We are very disappointed in Danvers and on the North shore. Had to request a refund for the Early Access pass I bought for my husband for his birthday. :(

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