APPLICATION

Aerodium’s multi-purpose vertical wind tunnels

Aerodium vertical wind tunnels can be used in many different ways, ranging from events or festivals to turn-key integration into existing facilities
Be the first in your region to provide a fun and unforgettable flying experience for the whole family with Aerodium open wind tunnels.
Artistic culmination during the Winter Olympic Games Closing ceremony – flying acrobats’ show “The dream of flying.” This was the world’s first flight show that featured a wind tunnel and flying people.
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PUBLIC FLYING

It’s fun, it’s the dream of flying! Provide a family friendly attraction  with our indoor and outdoor wind tunnel solutions.

EVENTS

Unique promotional platform or the medium to impress your current customers with shows! All of this is possible with our mobile units.

SHOWS

Aerodium is a world leader in creating custom built unique show technologies to make people fly. Even Disneyland has one.

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MOVIES

Flying scenes in action movies are best filmed in our wind tunnels. Just ask Tom Cruise or Jackie Chan how we made it happen.

MILITARY

Wind tunnels offer a cost efficient and effective way to train paratroopers. Yes, even with their heavy tactical equipment on.

PRO

Master the art of flight in freestyle, dynamic, and formation flying in our high performance wind tunnels.

Be the first in your region to provide a fun and unforgettable flying experience for the whole family with Aerodium open wind tunnels.
PUBLIC FLYING
ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS. Sell “flying time” in the wind tunnel, related merchandise, food and beverages.
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EVENTS
EVENTS that need a unique promotional platform or highlight, can make use of a skydiving vertical wind tunnel.
Artistic culmination during the Winter Olympic Games Closing ceremony – flying acrobats’ show “The dream of flying.” This was the world’s first flight show that featured a wind tunnel and flying people.
SHOWS
AERODIUM is the only company in the world using the wind tunnel technology to create unique flight shows.
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MOVIES
ACTION MOVIES with flying scenes are best filmed in Aerodium wind tunnels. Just ask Tom Cruise or Jackie Chan!
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MILITARY
SIMULATE parachuting and train tactical bodyflight movements in a safe and controlled environment.
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PRO
SKYDIVERS can train skills, movements, even B.A.S.E. jumping and simulate free-fall during extended periods of time.

MODELS

Choose your vertical wind tunnel type

We produce a wide range of models from entry to PRO level, and also design custom models for unique applications. All models are split into two categories, which differ by technology and installation.
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Open-air wind tunnels for shows, marketing events, and public entertainment.

OUTDOOR
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Enclosed tunnels for public entertainment, pro indoor skydiving, and military training.

INDOOR

ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

Winter Olympics closing ceremony at the Stadio Olimpico

2006. The first flying acrobats show. The "Wind Machine" featured in the closing ceremony with flying acrobats performing an aerial ballet

Wall-less indoor recirculation wind tunnel

The world’s first wall-less recirculation wind tunnel for theme show business at “Shanghai Disney Resort”, performed more than 10'000 times

World’s largest skydiving wind tunnel

Named Peryton the wind tunnel is an epic beast. 6.5m x 3.5m large flight zone. Up to 7 flyers can fly simultaneously.

PROJECTS

Our most current work

Here are a few projects that we have been recently working on.

Macau

Installation in progress

Cadillac

Brand promotion across China

South Korea

Most compact indoor skydiving model R2 for direct implementation into the shopping mall

HIGHLIGHTS

  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.  Published an article in a CANADIAN Parachuting magazine, CANPARA, about inventing the idea of using a vertical wind tunnel for freefall, AND… a year later, a Canadian Parachutist, in Montreal, publishes an article in CANPARA, stating that he just “invented” the idea of using a Vertical Wind Tunnel, soley for Freefall !

  2. 2006. The first flying acrobats show

    February 2nd, 2006

    Wind machine

    A wind machine was shown with flying acrobats performing an aerial ballet. This was a vertical wind tunnel that blew the acrobats up into mid-air.[2] The machine was custom-built by Aerodium Latvia for use in the closing ceremony. It is very similar to machines used for indoor skydiving facilities. The Wind Machine featured in the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Torrino Winter Olympics is actually an open air Vertical Wind Tunnel! It was originally scheduled for opening ceremonies but was postponed until the end of the event.

     

  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”, China. Expo 2010, officially the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, was held on both banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China, from 1 May to 31 October 2010. It was a major World Expo registered by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), in the tradition of international fairs and expositions, the first since 2000.

    A Latvian acrobat performs in a wind tunnel which blows off winds of 200 kilometers per hour from the bottom, in the Latvia Pavilion in the Shanghai World Expo Park.

    This is just one example of Latvia’s successful attendance at this year’s Expo, as Latvia seems now in fashion among the Chinese. Aerodium Company Chairman Beitans added that there are great opportunities at present for exports to the eastern economic giant.

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

    April 17th, 2013
    The world’s first wind tunnel with an indoor base jump at “Sirius Sport Resort”, Finland. Aerodium powered wind tunnel is 4.3 metres in diameter and 12 metres high, 9 metres of which is glass 1340 kW of power: maximum free-flying speed 265 km/h

  5. 2015. The first flight amphitheater

    February 2nd, 2015
    The world’s first flight amphitheater for entertainment purposes at “Flying Dream”, China

  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

  7. 2016. The first open recirculation wind tunnel

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

     

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

    December 11th, 2017
    Low noise emission

    3 levels safety zone

    Low energy consumption

    Smooth and fast air flow

    Only couple days installation time

    Small footprint

     

     

  9. 2018. World's largest wind tunnel

    September 5th, 2018
    6.5m x 3.5m large flight zone. Up to 7 flyers can fly simultaneously.

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

    February 3rd, 2019
    NEW indoor skydiving model for shopping malls. Introducing the all-new R2 – the most compact, self-contained modular design recirculation wind tunnel in the market. Main ADVANTAGES for indoor business:

    1. EASIEST integration into a new or existing building

    2. LOWEST running costs

    3. BEST customer experience in the market.

     

     

     

     

     

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients have to say about us

Main takeaways from the "Aerodium experience".
Tom CruiseJake Schenk, General Director Aaron ParkinsonPatrick PiresJackie Chan
We trained on that [Peryton], just to figure out how are we gonna do this? Positions, lighting, the gear, testing the helmet. We couldn't have done it without the wind tunnel.
Tom Cruise
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
"People are driving by, they see it, it's something that draws people in! It's an advertising billboard for us!"
Jake Schenk, General Director
Fritz's Aerodium in Branson, USA
"The wind tunnel has been a huge addition for the customer to see something fresh and exciting"
Aaron Parkinson
Owner of SuperFlight.Zone Miami, USA
"Influencers want to experience, they want to share with others what they feel here, they want to get to fly!"
Patrick Pires
Marketing & Communications Director, SuperFlight Zone
"It was very, very hard work. I was very proud after I finished it. Now I am able to say that I once shot a wind tunnel flying scene!"
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan, Hong Konger martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.

EXHIBITIONS

Established industry player

Annual company's activity highlights
November 2019
MAPIC - Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France 2019
MAPIC is the International retail real estate event for key property players and cities to build the ultimate lifestyle and shopping destinations. Nov. 13-15
November 2019
IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida 2019
The Global Attractions Industry’s Premier Event Takes Place Nov. 18-22