Models RECIRCULATION

Inka Tiitto dancing at Gravity Indoor Skydiving
Inka Tiitto dancing at Gravity Indoor Skydiving
Flight with a customer at Sirius Sport Resort, Finland
Flight with a customer at Sirius Sport Resort, Finland
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Flight Show at World Expo 2010, China
Flight Show at World Expo 2010, China
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Sirius Sport Resort, Finland
Sirius Sport Resort, Finland
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain
Gravity Indoor Skydiving, Bahrain

Why recirculation tunnels?

  • Ultimate bodyflight and skydiving simulator
  • All-year round operations – independent of weather conditions
  • Ideal solution for integration into existing or new building
  • Very silent solution that can be installed in populated areas
  • Spectacular indoor skydiving show arena
  • Unforgettable experience for each and every entertainment seeker

 

 

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About Recirculation tunnels
Technical Specifications
Services
Franchise

Recirculation tunnels are for indoor flying. They are very silent and can be operated at any weather conditions. Therefore, recirculation tunnels can be installed in highly populated residential areas (e.g. center of the city) to attract tourists, active lifestyle and entertainment seekers. Special technology ensures very high air-flow speed that makes these tunnels very attractive among professionals.

Business application

These tunnels are mostly used as a stand-alone business for the general public – people who want to experience the freedom in flying, for shows, professional and military training.

Usability

One beginner fly at a time irrespective of the diameter of the air-stream. If the diameter of the air-stream allows, then up to 8 professionals can fly at a time. Beginners can fly up to 4 meters on their own or in full height of the tunnel in tandem with experienced instructors. It is possible to sell up to 50-54 minutes of flying time per hour.

Wind speed goes up to 300km/h (186 mph)? in recirculation tunnels. Closed aerodynamic technology allows installing this tunnel inside buildings. The minimum height of such technology is 22,5m. Part of the technology can be built underground to decrease total height of technology.

Safety

This is a unique activity where experienced instructors work face-to-face with beginner flyers. Even more there are two persons overlooking each customer: one is experienced instructor in the airflow, the other is airflow operator who adjusts wind speed according to a particular client. These tunnels have safety nets above and below the flying zone. It is not possible to fly out of the tunnel.

Air speed

up to 300km/h (186 mph)

Noise level

less than 65 dBa outside the tunnel building, 110 dBa in the center of the air stream. Super silent technology allows these tunnels to be installed in residential areas.

Limitations

No limitations.

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Best for: Best for: Best for: Best for:
  • Individual and group entertainment
  • Indoor shows
  • Advanced flight training
  • Up to 2 professionals at a time
  • Integration into a building
  • Individual and group entertainment
  • Indoor shows
  • Advanced flight training
  • Up to 4 professionals at a time
  • Integration into a building
  • Individual and group entertainment
  • Indoor shows
  • Advanced flight training
  • Up to 6 professionals at a time
  • Integration into a building
  • Individual and group entertainment
  • Indoor shows
  • Advanced flight training
  • Up to 8 professionals at a time
  • Integration into a building
Users at a time Users at a time Users at a time Users at a time
1 beginner + 1 instructor or up to 2 professionals 1 beginner + 1 instructor or up to 4 professionals 1 beginner + 1 instructor or up to 6 professionals 1 beginner + 1 instructor or up to 8 professionals
Diameter of flight chamber Diameter of flight chamber Diameter of flight chamber Diameter of flight chamber
3 m (9.8 ft) 3.7 m (12 ft) 4.3 m (14.1 ft) 5.2 m (17 ft)
Height of flight chamber Height of flight chamber Height of flight chamber Height of flight chamber
10.5 m (34.4 ft) 9 m (29.5 ft) 14 m (46 ft) 14 m (46 ft)
Of which from glass Of which from glass Of which from glass Of which from glass
5 - 8.5 m (16.4 - 27.8 ft) 7 - 9 m (23 - 29.5 ft) 8 - 11 m (26.2 - 36 ft) 6 - 11 m (19.7 - 36 ft)
Max velocity Max velocity Max velocity Max velocity
250 km/h (155.4 mph) 260 km/h (161.5 mph) 270 km/h (168 mph) 270 km/h (168 mph)
Motor type Motor type Motor type Motor type
Electric Electric Electric Electric
Max power (tunnel only) Max power (tunnel only) Max power (tunnel only) Max power (tunnel only)
560 kW (average - 220 kW) 710 kW (average - 285 kW) 1 100 kW (average - 385 kW) 1 800 kW (average - 650 kW)
Noise level spectator area Noise level spectator area Noise level spectator area Noise level spectator area
up to 75 dBA up to 75 dBA up to 75 dBA up to 75 dBA
Dimensions (W x L x H) Dimensions (W x L x H) Dimensions (W x L x H) Dimensions (W x L x H)
6.5 x 21.1 x 25.5 m (21.3 x 69.2 x 83.6 ft) 9.5 x 26 x 26 m (31.2 x 85.3 x 85.3 ft) 9.5 x 32.7 x 27.5 m (31.2 x 107.3 x 90.2 ft) 11 x 35 x 32 m (36 x 114.8 x 105 ft)
Production time Production time Production time Production time
6-9 months 6-9 months 6-9 months 6-9 months
Installation time Installation time Installation time Installation time
3 - 4 months 3 - 4 months 5 - 6 months 5 - 6 months

Aerodium has built some of the greatest wind tunnels in the world. To ensure smooth and efficient operations of your business, we back up our tunnels with services that deliver value and reliability. We help you to start and grow your business. 

Start-up services

This group of services is a "must have" if you want to start a wind tunnel business.

Tunnel assembling. For recirculation tunnels there are two assembling options that Aerodium offers. You can choose either the first or both.

Firstly, we sell only key wind tunnel technology that can be integrated inside the building which you construct in accordance with the tunnel blueprints. In this case we will ensure supervision of installing, technical advising and wind tunnel tests.

Secondly, in addition to the above mentioned we provide construction of the tunnel supporting structure and aerodynamic channels. Interior and exterior works should be done by local construction company.

Personnel training. Aerodium professionals will teach your instructors how to operate the tunnel and how to work with customers. This is intense 4 weeks training.

Flying equipment. Through trial and error method we have learned what is the best cut and the best materials for flying suits. The same way we have learned what helmets and goggles are the best for flyers.

Optional services

This group of services will help you to run this business in a more efficient way.

Customer flow management & flight session control software. This software helps to create client data base. Even more this data base can be accessed from internet and helps to organize customer flow in the tunnel.

Online booking system. This system allows customers to book their flights online 24/7. It is a tool for providing better customer experience and for revealing the workload of your employees.

Customer flight video capturing system. This system automatically captures, edits and sends the video of customer flights. It is a great tool for extra revenue and for promotion of the experience because people can share their adventure in social networks.

Customer instruction video. Each customer should receive flying instructions before their flight. This video is a great tool how to standardize instruction procedure.

Aerodium mentor program. At the first month of your business you can hire experienced Aerodium instructors who will work with your customers and provide mentoring for your instructors.

Safety certification. Depending on the project and local requirements we can ensure safety certification certification.

After-sales services

Aerodium provides 2 year warranty for its wind tunnels. Based on project we can agree on different after sales services. Normally this includes 2 to 3 visits per year to your tunnel and online technical support.

This is a great opportunity to operate your business under Aerodium brand. To enter Aerodium franchise system you should buy any of our vertical wind tunnels and we will support you with our know-how in four key aspects of this business.

Business operations management

This aspect is about creating the right infrastructure for excellent customer experience. Customers should feel welcomed at the tunnel and we have a team of professionals who know how to achieve that.

Personnel management

This aspect is about delivering excellent customer service. Experience has taught us what kind of personalities are the best for this business. Therefore, we will help to hire and train them.

Marketing management

This aspect is about attracting your customers. We have worked on that for years and we want to share our knowledge. Even more, we want to share with our franchise partner any marketing material that we have prepared.

Technical support

This aspect is about making sure that the tunnel will go on for years and years. To ensure the right operation and longer life span of this technology Aerodium provides technical training, technical inspections and software updates.

We are willing to share the know-how and grow your business.

  • Inventors of vertical wind tunnel

  • TUV Certified

  • Winter Olympic Games 2006, Torino

  • World Expo 2010, Shanghai