Open-air

HIGH MOBILITY

Having an easy and quick to install wind tunnel means it is possible to use it for different shows, promotions, and events. And we can install them in a way that does not make any damage to the surface.

Open tunnels can also be a great tool to attract people to a specific location. It is ideal for high footfall areas where a permanent wind tunnel building may not be feasible, but a limited time attraction and show program can greatly boost public interest and attention.

GREAT VISIBILITY

Open tunnels are the best to communicate idea of flying. In fact, they are the only option for show business and movie shooting.

If you happen to drive or walk by and see flying people in the air, you will be amazed. That is the reason why open-air tunnels are a great attention grabber for any business entity.

REALISTIC FLYING

When people think of flying or free fall, hardly anyone imagines floating inside a glass tube. Authentic emotions that one can get lifting up above the ground and flying under the blue sky are hard to compare.

While jumping off a plane is too scary for many people to try, open air wind tunnels provide an excellent solution to experience emotions of flying. Lift your arms and let your body flow into a fresh breeze of air.

WOW factor

Over the last 15 years open wind tunnels have played a key role in promoting the bodyflying sports and in creating fascinating shows and performances that no other technology can offer.

Turin Winter Olympic games ceremony 2006, World EXPO 2010, Disneyland Shanghai 2015, Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible: Fallout” movie in 2018; these are just a few examples where open tunnels have brought the WOW factor to the spectators.

COMPARE

Mobile

From €600K
EUR
Rentals from €50K
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Permanent

From €1.1M
EUR
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PRO

From €2.8M
EUR
Rentals available
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Designed for:

Flying experience
Events
Shows
Movies

Key specs:

Maximum amount of simultaneous flyers
Maximum amount of simultaneous flyers
1 + instructor
2
1 + instructor
3
2 + instructors
8
2.25 m - 2.8 m / 7.4 ft - 9 ft
2.25 m - 2.8 m / 7.4 ft - 9 ft
2.55 m - 3.05 m / 8.4 ft - 10 ft
2.55 m - 3.05 m / 8.4 ft - 10 ft
3.55 m x 6.5 m / 11.5 ft x 21.3 ft
3.55 m x 6.5 m / 11.5 ft x 21.3 ft
400 - 500 kW
400 - 500 kW
500 - 850 kW
500 - 850 kW
2000 kW
2000 kW
Noise emission in the spectator area
Noise emission in the spectator area
79 dBA
79 dBA
65 dBA
65 dBA
65 dBA
65 dBA
Not ideal but will get the job done Great fit! Not suitable

COMPARE

Mobile

From €600K
Rentals from €50K
Read more
Designed for:
Flying experience
Events
Shows
Movies
Key specs:
1 + instructor
2
2.25 m - 2.8 m / 7.4 ft - 9 ft
2.25 m - 2.8 m / 7.4 ft - 9 ft
400 - 500 kW
400 - 500 kW
79 dBA
79 dBA

Permanent

From €1.1M
Read more
Designed for:
Flying experience
Events
Shows
Movies
Key specs:
1 + instructor
3
2.55 m - 3.05 m / 8.4 ft - 10 ft
2.55 m - 3.05 m / 8.4 ft - 10 ft
500 - 850 kW
500 - 850 kW
65 dBA
65 dBA

PRO

From €2.8M
Rentals available
Read more
Designed for:
Flying experience
Events
Shows
Movies
Key specs:
2 + instructors
8
3.55 m x 6.5 m / 11.5 ft x 21.3 ft
3.55 m x 6.5 m / 11.5 ft x 21.3 ft
2000 kW
2000 kW
65 dBA
65 dBA

Technology

Experience

We are the most experienced company and our products are the Best you can buy for your money.

SCADA System

You will be able to see full tunnel operation history and control the tunnel remotely.

Impact absorbing technology

Our latest (2019) invention is “Impact Reduction System” to significantly improve safety of flyers in cases of high falls

Fly Wheel technology

A heavy steel hub for fan blades ensures higher air inertia in case of power outage, thus increasing flyer safety.

Carbon fiber blades

We use highly durable carbon blades that do not fatigue.

Business

Video and photo system

Important for revenue stream – immediately prepared video and photo content with no direct production costs for you.

IT and booking system

To streamline business processes and eliminate manual labor.

References

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FAQ

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”. 

How safe is open-air and indoor skydiving?

Safety is a big concern in a vertical wind tunnel design. Skydiver safety involves procedures that have to be followed by the skydiver and addressed by the instructor to avoid accidents. Skydivers do not have to be worried about falling, jumping or having a fear of heights because they start flying only one foot above the ground. Their first flight is accompanied by a trained instructor holding the skydiver’s arm. Depending on the skydiver’s comfort, the airflow level may be increased; it means the skydiver would be able to go higher inside the flight chamber and challenge himself with different movements, still keeping a high level of safety.

What is the loudness of open-air vertical wind tunnels?

While there is a common belief that outdoor tunnels are loud, as a matter of fact, the sound generated by modern models is within the normal range for installation in residential areas. Generally, the sound of an outdoor tunnel does not exceed 65-75 dBA in the spectator area, depending on the model.

Can I install a mobile open-air model indoors?

Yes, open-air models can be installed in theme parks, family entertainment centers, shopping malls, and stand-alone venues. However, it is important to remember that a very substantial Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system will be required. The size and/or amount of systems required will vary depending on local law(s) and building requirements.

How high do we fly?

First-time flight experiences are typically made within arms reach of the instructor. This will allow them to communicate with you, ensure safety, and teach you how to move your body in the proper position. In an open tunnel, the distance can reach 5-6 meters, but in indoor tunnels, it depends on the height of flight chamber.

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
  • 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
  • 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 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

“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)