AERODIUM

Indoor skydiving since 1979

We can make people fly and create the most innovative vertical wind tunnels for entertainment business.

We are the world leaders in the production of custom-made vertical wind tunnels
and in the provision of flight shows. On a daily basis we design, manufacture, install,
and operate vertical wind tunnels for different functions all over the world. These
include: entertainment, indoor skydiving, show business & brand promotional events,
movies, and military training.

We operate inspired by a mission – to provide the best flying experience, and to show
that the impossible can be achieved!

AERODIUM is the original inventor of vertical wind tunnels for public entertainment.

HIGHLIGHTS

Our highlights at a glance

We are proud to be a pioneer of indoor skydiving technologies and we are striving to surprise the world with something new and unseen.
  1. 1979. The world's first public wind tunnel

    July 1st, 1979
    The world’s first public wind tunnel for customer entertainment at AERODIUM, Canada.

    In 1979 the Canadian inventor Jean Saint – Germain came up with the idea of the first vertical wind tunnel for bodyflight. Saint – Germain, who was a former parachutist in the army, owned two parachute schools as he came to the idea that an AERODIUM would help his students to practice free falling more efficiently. The first commercial wind tunnel was opened in Saint Simon de Bagot, 50 miles east of Montreal.

  2. 2006. The first flying acrobats show

    February 2nd, 2006
    The world’s first flying acrobat show at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

    The flight show and a custom-built wind tunnel by AERODIUM was a milestone in vertical wind tunnel history. Most people had never seen a vertical wind tunnel before and were fascinated by the flying humans with no wires attached. After that, interest in a unique flight activity was rapidly growing.

  3. 2010. The first fully transparent glass flight chamber

    February 2nd, 2010
    The world’s first recirculation wind tunnel with a fully transparent glass flight chamber at “World EXPO 2010”, China.

    A custom-built, fully transparent glass flight chamber wind tunnel was exhibited at the Latvian pavilion at the “World EXPO 2010” in China. Another first in the industry. AERODIUM was the pavilion’s general contractor and presented shows to the visitors every 30 minutes during a period of 6 months. It gathered large crowds and offered a chance for VIPs to train and fly in the tunnel. A fully transparent recirculation wind tunnel gave a 360-degree viewing area for the spectators allowing them to be closer to the action.

  4. 2013. The first indoor B.A.S.E jump

    April 17th, 2013
    The world’s first wind tunnel with an indoor b.a.s.e. jump at “Sirius Sport Resort”, Finland.

    AERODIUM introduced the first B.A.S.E. jump chamber integrated into an indoor wind tunnel for experienced flyers simulating a B.A.S.E. jump exit in a controlled environment and setting a new standard in the wind tunnel industry. The wind tunnel featured a 12-meter flight chamber of which 9 meters were made from fully transparent glass.

  5. 2015. The first flight amphitheater

    February 2nd, 2015
    The world’s first flight amphitheater for shows and public flying in Dengfeng, China.

    “Flying Dream” is a spectacle, which combines architecture, centuries-old traditions, and technology. On sacred Mount Shongshang, “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”, over 200 kung-fu masters, singers, dancers, and flying monks amaze spectators with an incredible show. The wind tunnel features a unique open-air flight zone, where aerial acrobats can soar up to 15 meters high during performances, and an enclosed flying area for safe customer flights, making the dream of flight accessible to everyone.

  6. 2016. The tallest glass flight chamber

    February 24th, 2016
    Recirculation wind tunnel with the tallest glass chamber in the world (12m) at “Gravity Indoor Skydiving”, Bahrain.

    AERODIUM built the tallest glass flight chamber for our high-performance R4 wind tunnel designed professional flyers. In 2018 “Gravity Indoor Skydiving” hosted the 3rd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving, bringing together the world’s best indoor skydivers where spectators and competitors could enjoy the unmatched views both inside and outside the tunnel. The tunnel is not only fully transparent but also includes an indoor B.A.S.E. jump chamber for professionals.

  7. 2016. The first open recirculation wind tunnel

    March 9th, 2016
    The world’s first open recirculation wind tunnel for shows at “Shanghai Disney Resort”, China.

    AERODIUM created a custom made, themed flying show solution for Disneyland Shanghai’s “Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” – a 30-minute long show with flying people as the high point of the spectacle. The show features one of a kind open-recirculation wind tunnel technology built right into the show stage. AERODIUM designed, manufactured, and implemented the “Storm” show solution and with continuous technical support and maintenance is continuing to amaze spectators with no downtime since 2016.

  8. 2017. Next generation open-air vertical wind tunnel

    December 11th, 2017
    Affordable, movable, and safe open-air wind tunnel for customer flights, events, and performances.

    AERODIUM made a huge leap from previous open-air models to a completely new machine designed for safe customer flights, intermediate flyers training, and show performance purposes. The O2 features a 3-level safety system, including a patented fall absorbing safety cushion, Sonic Dampening Tech reducing the noise to the levels of a conventional vacuum cleaner in the spectator area, and a small footprint that does not require major construction. The O2 is an affordable option for seasonal locations, rental events, and performances with integration options indoors.

  9. 2018. World's largest wind tunnel

    September 5th, 2018
    AERODIUM Peryton – the world’s largest open-air wind tunnel with 6,5m x 3,5m (21,3ft x 11,5ft) large flight zone.

    The AERODIUM team was tasked to accomplish a seemingly impossible mission. Build the world’s largest open-air wind tunnel in just under three months for Hollywood’s top blockbuster “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” with Tom Cruise. Four independent fans provide a fast and smooth airflow, which can be powered via an electric grid or diesel generators. With a flight area of 23 square meters (248 square feet), it is the largest open-flow vertical wind tunnel in the world. AERODIUM provided the technology, on set coordination, and stunt training to safely capture on film one of the most ambitious skydiving action scenes ever filmed. The wind tunnel and the AERODIUM flight instructors, already dubbed the “Wind Tunnel Ninjas” in the film industry, are in action working on a number of Hollywood blockbustesrs premiering in 2020.

  10. 2019. World's most compact indoor skydiving unit

    February 3rd, 2019
    World’s most compact indoor skydiving wind tunnel, South Korea, 2019.

    With the R2 model, AERODIUM took the plug and play concept to the indoor skydiving industry and created the first plug and fly wind tunnel! We made it our goal to develop a wind tunnel that is easy and cost-effective to install, requires low operational costs, and provides an unforgettable customer experience at its core design. Thanks to its modular design, it is quick and easy to install, allowing seamless integration into a new or existing building with minimal civil works. Unlike any other recirculation wind tunnel, the R2 is a fully self-contained structure. It can be lifted in through the roof or an opening in the wall, and be ready for use without the need for heavy construction. With a footprint of just 90 square meters (972 square feet), this is the most compact recirculation wind tunnel in the industry.

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You can find us at exhibitions

We participate in all major exhibitions of the entertainment industry

Every year we take part in international attractions exhibitions organised by IAAPA:
IAAPA Attractions Expo, Euro Attractions Show and Asian Attractions Expo.

Our participation there is supported by Investment and Development Agency of
Latvia. We have signed a contract (No SKV – L – 2016/81, on April 21st, 2016) with
them for receiving support by programme “Promotion of international
competitiveness”, co – financed by European Regional Development Fund.

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