Why Wall-to-Wall open tunnels?
- Brilliant solution for attracting active lifestyle and entertainment seekers
- Great simulator for basic skydiving & paratrooper training
- Appropriate even for operations in windy and rainy weather conditions
- Exciting activity for group or team events
These tunnels allow people to enjoy indoor flying. Wall-to-Wall Open tunnels have glass wall around the air-stream, wider flying zone and higher wind speed than open type tunnels. It is an advantage for experienced flyers who are training for different flying positions and for paratroopers who are training with full equipment.
Wall-to-wall tunnels are mostly used as a stand-alone business for serving active lifestyle seekers and for professional and military training.
One beginner fly at a time irrespective of the diameter of the air-stream. The biggest open wall-to-wall tunnel allows training for 6 experienced persons 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 50-55 minutes of flying time per each hour. This doesn’t apply for professional flyers that book the tunnel for a full hour or more.
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.
up to 230 km/h (143 mph)
less than 90 dBA near noise reduction walls, 115 dBA in the center of the airstream. These tunnels are not designed for installation in residential areas because of the relatively high noise level.
If the air temperature falls below 0*C then flying in these tunnels is not comfortable. It is comfortable to fly even in rainy weather conditions.
|Best for:||Best for:|
|Users at time||Users at time|
|1 beginner + 1 instructor or up to 2 professionals||1 beginner + 1 instructor or up to 4 professionals|
|Diameter of flight chamber||Diameter of flight chamber|
|2.8 m (9 ft)||3.7 m (12.1 ft)|
|Height of flight chamber||Height of flight chamber|
|9 m (29.5 ft)||9 m (29.5ft)|
|Height of the flight chamber glass||Height of the flight chamber glass|
|7 m (23 ft)||4.5 m (14.8 ft)|
|Max velocity||Max velocity|
|210 km/h (130.5 mph)||225 km/h (140 mph)|
|Motor type||Motor type|
|Max power (tunnel only)||Max power (tunnel only)|
|800 kW (average - 480 kW)||1 120 kW (average - 672 kW)|
|Noise level spectator area||Noise level spectator area|
|up to 85 dBA||up to 85 dBA|
|Dimensions (W x L x H)||Dimensions (W x L x H)|
|11 x 11 x 16.5 m (36 x 36 x 54.1 ft)||10 x 28.4 x 18.5 m (32.8 x 93.2 x 61 ft)|
|Production time||Production time|
|6 months||6 months|
|Installation time||Installation time|
|1 - 2 months||2 - 3 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.
This group of services is a "must have" if you want to start a wind tunnel business.
Tunnel assembling. After delivery of the tunnel Aerodium set-up team provides tunnel assembling. The assembling time for wall-to-wall open type tunnels is around 3 months.
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.
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. Aerodium mostly uses TUV safety certification. Depending on the project and local requirements other certification institutions can also be used.
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.
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.
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.
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.