OPEN-AIR

  • Outdoor and indoor application
  • Relocation and rentals possible
  • Price of the technology starts at 0,5M EUR

WHY TO CHOOSE OPEN TYPE TUNNEL?

NEW GENERATION OPEN-AIR WIND TUNNELS

Having an easy and quick to install wind tunnel means it is possible to use it for different shows, promotions, and events. Open tunnels can also be a great tool to attract people to a specific location. Because open tunnels are easy to install and they are not making any damage to the surface, they are 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.

Open tunnels are best to communicate a deal of flying. In fact, they are the only solution when we talk about show business and movie shooting. However, they are great attention grabber also for normal business entities. If you happen to drive or walk by and see flying people in the air, curiosity takes over and unknowingly you start watching and wondering what’s it like. Add a custom-made banner, costumes, a show program and the marketing stunt is done! Visibility and promotion options can help finding a sponsor for co-financing, but also attracting customers to the nearby mall or entertainment center.

New O2s and O3s model series manage to reduce the sound inside the flight zone to astonishing 90 dBA and just 65 dBA in the spectator area. For the first time skydivers can experience flying without earplugs! Even dense urban areas/neighborhoods can now consider having an outdoor wind tunnel.

Not only you have the opportunity to step into the wind tunnel business with an investment multiple times smaller compared to indoor counterparts, but the ROI can be achieved in record time – around 1-3 years. A movable wind tunnel also means having an easy business exit strategy, which is non-existent for most indoor wind tunnels

When people think of flying or free fall, hardly anyone imagines floating inside a glass tube. Without doubt, they get used to the idea when inside the tunnel, but the emotions that they get from flying under the blue sky and seeing themselves lifting up above the ground are hard to compare. For many a bucket experience, these emotions are also transferred via sharing on social platforms, resulting in word of mouth publicity.

Modern open tunnels have improved both in efficiency and wind flow quality. Although the wind speeds of up to 225km/h (140 mph) in open wind tunnels are average, even pro flyers can use them for different training routines. As a matter of fact, Toms Ivans who became FAI World champion in solo freestyle in 2018, has been mainly training in open tunnels.

Open wind tunnels are significantly less expensive than recircular ones, but it doesn’t mean that they lack cutting-edge features. Just like their bigger indoor brothers, they are equipped with and array of sensors, monitoring the performance, and a sophisticated IT system for tunnel and customer flow management. An integrated photo and video system allows generating automated (labor free) video files for the customers. Importantly, the open wind tunnels only need an even hard surface and electricity connection, without performing complex civil works, such as constructing support structures and concrete casting.

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, Word EXPO 2010, Disneyland Shanghai 2015, Tom Cruise latest “Mission Impossible: Fallout” movie in 2018; these are just a few examples where open tunnels have brought the WOW factor to the spectators. And the list goes on with even more spectacular shows and more impressive movie stunts to come in 2020.

Having a dedicated focus on open-air wind tunnels, Aerodium step by step improving and upgrading the technical solutions. It is in the last 10 years that wind tunnels have undergone significant changes in their technical solutions, which are now very different from the first models. Tunnel safety has become a priority driver for their development. Many technical solutions have made them very safe for everyday usage. Read More…

When considering different vertical wind tunnel models, it is always important not to compare apples and oranges. There are given benefits on each side and at Aerodium we see both types coexisting and being used in different applications. The final choice among other things is related to available amount of investment, needs for a seasonal or permanent solution and the location. Get in touch with us and we will gladly consult about the options and how to start a project.

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MODEL O1

Shows and events
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MODEL O2

Seasonal and permanent locations
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MODEL O2s

Permanent locations in urban areas
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MODEL O3s

Permanent locations in urban areas
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MODEL O6

Closest to real skydiving

Integration into existing or new building available for all open-air models

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MODEL O1

Shows and events
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MODEL O2

Seasonal and permanent locations
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MODEL O2s

Permanent locations in urban areas
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MODEL O3s

Permanent locations in urban areas
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MODEL O6

Closest to real skydiving

Integration into existing or new building available for all open-air models

ENCLOSED

  • Efficient training for first-time flyers
  • Featured for pro-flyers, and military
  • Permanent, all-year-round operations
  • Price of the technology starts at 1M EUR

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MODEL W3

Entry Pro-Flyer Training model for warm climate locations
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MODEL R2

The most compact model for easy indoor integration
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MODEL R3

Entry model for Pro-Flyer Training
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MODEL R4

Indoor skydiving competition standard
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MODEL R5

Ultimate model for Pro-Flyer Training
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MODEL W3

Entry Pro-Flyer Training model for warm climate locations
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MODEL R2

The most compact model for easy indoor integration
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MODEL R3

Entry model for Pro-Flyer Training
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MODEL R4

Indoor skydiving competition standard
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MODEL R5

Ultimate model for Pro-Flyer Training

CUSTOM

    • Extraordinary projects for business and shows
    • Solutions that have never been made

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