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Mobile From €590K Rentals from €50K Permanent From €1.1M PRO From €3.2M Rentals available Semi-PRO From €1.95M PRO From €2.65M Entry From €790K

The Scale Matters

All models greatly differ in size – for instance, the smallest tunnel fits into a single shipping container while the largest requires up to 50 containers. Therefore, some models are highly mobile, great for events and seasonal locations, while others are designed for permanent locations. 
Another important factor is the size of the airflow area, which determines how many professionals can fly in the wind flow simultaneously. The bigger the flight area, the bigger the tunnel itself.

What’s best for you?

There are certain benefits for each of the wind tunnel types. The final choice depends on the intended application, the available amount of investment, needs for a seasonal or permanent solution, and the location.

Open-air

From €600K
Rentals from €50K
  • High mobility
  • Great visibility
  • The most realistic flying experience
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Enclosed

From €700K
  • Permanent operations indoors
  • Weather independent
  • High performance
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Custom

  • Extraordinary projects for business and shows
  • Solutions with creativity
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FAQ

What makes Aerodium models different from other vertical wind tunnels?

Design – AERODIUM puts a focus on design of tunnels and support premises as it has a significant impact on overall flight experience and turns flying into an unforgettable adventure. Innovations – AERODIUM wind tunnels are equipped with innovative, patent pending technology related to safety, efficiency, and design. Shows and movies – no other company in this field has acquired so many projects related to show business and movie industry. AERODIUM wind tunnels are built to create a WOW factor.

How much personnel do I need to operate a wind tunnel facility?

The number of personnel depends on the tunnel size and the utilization capacity ratio. It usually requires personnel of 3 employees during operation (2 instructors and 1 administrator). However, running a full-scale wind tunnel business requires at least 2 such shifts.

How long does it take to build a wind tunnel facility?

The building time of a wind tunnel facility strongly depends on the selected model, the local conditions, the duration of required approval procedures, and the issuing of permits. If all conditions are met, an open-air tunnel can be built in less than 6 months and a recirculation tunnel in less than 12 months. 

How much does it cost to start an indoor skydiving business?

The smallest open-air AERODIUM wind tunnel models would require a CAPEX of just 0.7 million EUR. However, most recirculating tunnel projects require an investment of 6 to 10 million EUR.

How much does the construction of a vertical wind tunnel cost?

Firstly, it depends on the type (indoor or outdoor) and size of the tunnel. Overall size of the wind tunnel depends on the flight zone, which varies from 2 m to 6 m in diameter. Secondly, it depends on the location and the individual details of the whole building. Estimated total costs of a vertical wind tunnel project vary from 0.7 to 1.7 million EUR for compact class models. The investment for PRO models with premium level support building vary from 3 to 10 million EUR.

What is an open-air (outdoor) skydiving vertical wind tunnel?

Outdoor or open-air tunnels allow customers to enjoy the true sensation of flying without restrictions. In open-air wind tunnels, the flyer is not positioned inside the perimeter-bound protective glass or other similar barriers. Hence, the flight itself is more like a free fall flight, gives more freedom and does not limit the view.

A specially designed wind flow prevents the flyer from leaving the wind column and helps staying in the optimum wind flow zone.

For safety reasons, the outer perimeter of the wind tunnel is equipped with a special safety net and the floor features padded cushions.

Outdoor/open-air vertical wind tunnels are commonly used for shows, events, and brand promotion, but can also be operated in permanent locations.

In 2017 AERODIUM designed the World’s biggest open-air tunnel, AERODIUM Peryton, that was used for the filming of “Mission Impossible: Fallout”. It completely redefined the concept and experience of open-air tunnels. Some of the skydivers described their impressions after flying in Peryton as “The closest experience to real skydiving”. 

What is a recirculation (indoor) skydiving vertical wind tunnel?

Indoor or recirculation tunnels allow customers to learn to fly very quickly. The flyer is positioned inside a perimeter-bound protective glass. This boundary ensures that flyers stay in the airflow throughout the session and learn flying positions more easily. 

Recirculation tunnels are typically used for integration inside buildings, for example, shopping malls. This technology is equipped with a climate control system and is weather independent, thus being a great solution for very hot as well as cold, and rainy climate zones.

Due to the enclosed or recirculating air loop this technology can generate very high airflow speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph). It is one of the main factors why indoor tunnels are so popular among skydivers. High airflow speed allows skydivers to challenge and push the limits of their flying skills. However, for those who try this experience for the first time airflow speed of 220 km/h (136 mph) is completely sufficient.

Recirculation tunnels can also accommodate competitions. Tunnels with flight area diameter of 4.3 m (14 ft) have been accepted as a competition standard for World Indoor Skydiving Championships. AERODIUM tunnel in Bahrain hosted the World Indoor Skydiving Championship in 2018.

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testimonials

  • Jackie Chan Chinese Zodiac movie

    “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, actor, filmmaker
  • Kyra Poh, Professional Indoor Skydiver

    “The experience was like no other, and every moment in the wind tunnel was 100% fun. It is different from other wind tunnel because we could bring whatever we wanted into the wind tunnel from bean bags to skis and snowboards. I can’t wait to go back.”

    Kyra Poh, Professional Indoor Skydiver, Red Bull Athlete, Aerodium Sigulda, O2 Open-air wind tunnel
  • Toms Ivans

    “I was training in smallest open wind tunnel to prepare for the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2018.

    If you can fly the routine in 2.25 m wind flow, then there is nothing that can stop you from winning the World Cup.”

    Toms Īvāns, AERODIUM instructor, FAI World Cup Champion of Indoor Skydiving 2018

“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, actor, filmmaker

“The experience was like no other, and every moment in the wind tunnel was 100% fun. It is different from other wind tunnel because we could bring whatever we wanted into the wind tunnel from bean bags to skis and snowboards. I can’t wait to go back.”

Kyra Poh, Professional Indoor Skydiver, Red Bull Athlete, Aerodium Sigulda, O2 Open-air wind tunnel

“I was training in smallest open wind tunnel to prepare for the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2018.

If you can fly the routine in 2.25 m wind flow, then there is nothing that can stop you from winning the World Cup.”

Toms Īvāns, AERODIUM instructor, FAI World Cup Champion of Indoor Skydiving 2018