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

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Open-air

Open-air wind tunnels for shows, marketing events, and public entertainment.

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Custom

Extraordinary projects for business and shows - solutions that have never been made.

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july 1979

THE WORLD’S FIRST TUNNEL

  • july 1979

    THE WORLD’S FIRST TUNNEL

    In 1979 the Canadian inventor Jean Saint-Germain came up with the idea of a vertical wind tunnel for bodyflight. The first commercial wind tunnel was opened in Saint Simon de Bagot, 50 miles east of Montreal.

    Jean 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.

  • february 2006

    THE FIRST FLYING ACROBATS SHOW

    The flight show and a custom-built wind tunnel by AERODIUM at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy 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.

  • february 2010

    THE FIRST FULLY TRANSPARENT TUNNEL

    A custom-built, fully transparent glass flight chamber wind tunnel was exhibited at the Latvian pavilion at the “World EXPO 2010” in China. 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. This pavilion was visited by more than 10’000 people per day and was nominated among Top 10 pavilions.

  • april 2013

    THE FIRST INDOOR B.A.S.E. JUMP

    AERODIUM introduced the first B.A.S.E. jump chamber integrated into an indoor wind tunnel at “Sirius Sport Resort” in Finland.

    It is designed for experienced flyers simulating a B.A.S.E. jump exit in a controlled environment 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.

  • february 2015

    THE FIRST FLIGHT AMPHITHEATER

    Custom-made tunnel for shows and public flying in Dengfeng, China. It combines architecture, centuries-old traditions, and technology. On sacred Mount Shongshang, 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.

  • february 2016

    THE TALLEST GLASS FLIGHT CHAMBER

    At the opening in 2015, this tunnel had the tallest glass flight chamber in the World (12m). It is operated under the name “Gravity Indoor Skydiving” in Bahrain. The tunnel is not only fully transparent but also includes an indoor B.A.S.E. jump chamber for pro-flyers.

    In 2018 “Gravity Indoor Skydiving” hosted the 3rd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving, bringing together the world’s best flyers. Spectators and competitors could all enjoy the amazing performances.

  • march 2016

    THE FIRST OPEN RECIRCULATION TUNNEL

    AERODIUM created a custom made, themed tunnel for “Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” at “Shanghai Disney Resort”, China.

    It is a 30-minute long show that features one of a kind open-recirculation wind tunnel technology built right into the show stage and flying people as the high point of the spectacle.

    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.

  • december 2017

    NEXT-GENERATION OPEN-AIR TUNNEL

    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 has a small footprint that does not require major construction. It features a 3-level safety system, including a patented fall absorbing safety cushion, Sonic Dampening Tech that significantly reduces the noise in the spectator area.

  • september 2018

    WORLD’S BIGGEST TUNNEL

    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.

  • december 2021

    WORLD’S MOST COMPACT INDOOR SKYDIVING UNIT

    With the R2 model, AERODIUM took the plug and play concept and created the first plug and fly wind tunnel in Seoul, South Korea. It is cost-effective to install, requires low operational costs, and provides an unforgettable customer experience.

    Thanks to its modular design, it can be integrated into a new or existing building with minimal civil works. The R2 model has a fully self-contained structure, can be lifted through the roof or an opening in the wall, and be ready for use without the need for heavy construction.

In 1979 the Canadian inventor Jean Saint-Germain came up with the idea of a vertical wind tunnel for bodyflight. The first commercial wind tunnel was opened in Saint Simon de Bagot, 50 miles east of Montreal.

Jean 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.

testimonials

  • Aaron Parkinson owner of SuperFlight.Zone Miami

    “The wind tunnel has been a huge addition for the customer to see something fresh and exciting.”

    Aaron Parkinson, Owner, SuperFlight.Zone in Miami, USA
  • Allan Hewitt PERYTON

    “I’ve used the Peryton outdoor wind tunnel in 3 films now, and I’m sure we’ll use it again. We can create excellent skydiving sequences, and fit actors into the sequence with a little training. The audience will never know it wasn’t a real skydive. We can also use it for any flying sequence, that requires the actor to be the main focus.”

    Allan Hewitt, Skydiving Coordinator, Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Jon & Lisa

    “We always wanted to create a ‘real’ raging tornado on stage and have live performers fight in the vortex! The challenge was finding a company with the sophistication and expertise to do something never done before.  We found a perfect partner in Aerodium.  Millions have been (and are being) “wowed” by what they created!”

    Jon Binkowski & Lisa Enos Smith, Owners of Renaissance Entertainment, LLC
  • Miruna Sandulescu, UNTOLD Music Festival

    “Briefly, I can sum it up saying it was the best activation ever done at a festival in Romania! Everybody was talking about it!”

    Miruna Sandulescu, Representative of Publicis events (2017)

“The wind tunnel has been a huge addition for the customer to see something fresh and exciting.”

Aaron Parkinson, Owner, SuperFlight.Zone in Miami, USA

“I’ve used the Peryton outdoor wind tunnel in 3 films now, and I’m sure we’ll use it again. We can create excellent skydiving sequences, and fit actors into the sequence with a little training. The audience will never know it wasn’t a real skydive. We can also use it for any flying sequence, that requires the actor to be the main focus.”

Allan Hewitt, Skydiving Coordinator, Mission: Impossible - Fallout

“We always wanted to create a ‘real’ raging tornado on stage and have live performers fight in the vortex! The challenge was finding a company with the sophistication and expertise to do something never done before.  We found a perfect partner in Aerodium.  Millions have been (and are being) “wowed” by what they created!”

Jon Binkowski & Lisa Enos Smith, Owners of Renaissance Entertainment, LLC

“Briefly, I can sum it up saying it was the best activation ever done at a festival in Romania! Everybody was talking about it!”

Miruna Sandulescu, Representative of Publicis events (2017)