Indoor skydiving simulates the experience of freefall without the need to jump from an airplane. This simulation is facilitated by a special machine called a wind tunnel.

A wind tunnel is a machine that uses the power of electrical or diesel fans to generate airflow. As the airflow moves through the ducts of the wind tunnel, it reaches the flying chamber and speeds you up to 200 km/h, allowing you to experience the sensation of flight.

Indoor skydiving has gained significant popularity in recent years. You can easily find championship videos to enjoy the excitement of this sport.

Open-circle (or open-air) wind tunnels use electrical or diesel air fans to push the airflow straight into the atmosphere. Since the airflow needs to overcome outdoor air resistance, open-air wind tunnels require a higher power capacity.

Closed circle (or enclosed) wind tunnels use a closed circuit of air ducts, allowing the airflow to circulate inside the structure. This means the airflow encounters less resistance, enabling the wind tunnel to provide higher airflow speeds or use less power compared to open-air ones

Project estimations must include the cost of electrical connection, rent or land plot, marketing costs in the initial period (2-3 months), salaries for instructors and administration, and so on. The cost of a compact wind tunnel starts at $890,000. If you're starting a standalone project, you'll need to estimate the costs of constructing a facility with changing rooms, restrooms, and a café around the wind tunnel.

Enclosed wind tunnels require more intricate manufacturing due to their higher number of specific details. The total square footage of the air ducts is approximately twice that of an open-air tunnel. However, enclosed wind tunnels have the advantage of operating without climate restrictions, ensuring a steady stream of income throughout the year. This results in a shorter payback period.

FreeFly Technology recommends starting an enclosed wind tunnel project. This type of machine can operate 24/7, 365 days a year since it is not affected by climate restrictions. Compact wind tunnels are currently a trend in the indoor skydiving business. Their smaller dimensions make it possible to install the machine inside shopping malls or entertainment centers. Choosing such a location will ensure high human traffic and reduce marketing costs.

First and foremost, you need to secure financing for the project, which can cost $1 million or more depending on the wind tunnel model. Next, you must find a suitable location for installing your wind tunnel. During this process, you should also ensure that there is a viable electrical connection, as wind tunnels rely on electric motor fans. The power requirement varies, with at least 400 kW needed for a compact wind tunnel and a minimum of 900 kW for a 3-meter diameter wind tunnel. Once you've confirmed the location and power supply, feel free to reach out to us, and we'll provide assistance with your project.

Once you've secured a location for your project, the next step is to sign a supply contract. The manufacturing and delivery of the wind tunnel typically takes between 9 to 12 months, with the exact duration depending on the model you choose. After the tunnel is delivered, you'll need approximately 2 to 3 months for its assembly. It's important to note that the wind tunnel construction works will be supervised by our engineers.

Yes, you can. The FF250 wind tunnel is specifically designed for installation in shopping malls. This tunnel has compact dimensions, and all the tunnel components are designed to be transported to any shopping mall. Please note that you have to get a noise insulation package if you install the tunnel in a mall.

Yes, you can. A standalone wind tunnel project can accommodate machines with various flight zone diameters, depending on your budget. Creative architecture can generate a strong marketing impact. Additionally, you can incorporate a café and other forms of entertainment alongside indoor skydiving simulation.

It depends on your project idea. When planning your indoor skydiving startup, remember that you need electricity for the wind tunnel and additional power for cooling, lights, etc. The minimum requirements for a compact tunnel are 320 kW, 710 kW for a semi-pro model, and 1600 kW for a professional machine.

It depends on the climate zone where you start your wind tunnel. If you have less than 30°C in the summer and an average temperature lower than 18°C in the autumn/springtime, you won't need any additional cooling system. However, if you're in a hot climate, you will need to install a chiller for your wind tunnel. Keep this in mind when estimating your project costs.

The size of the team depends on the wind tunnel's size. Typically, it requires a staff of 5 employees during operation, consisting of 3 instructors and 2 administrators. However, running a full-scale wind tunnel business requires at least 2 such teams.

If you plan to expand your indoor skydiving business with multiple wind tunnels, you may consider developing your own flight operations brand. If you require a franchise for your operations, FreeFly Technology provides advisory services.

Wind tunnels are safe and offer a wide range of positive emotions. It's a unique entertainment experience suitable for all ages. The minimum age allowed in the tunnel is 4 years, and there's no upper age limit! Whether it's for family fun, professional athletes, or military training, you can choose the type of tunnel that suits your needs.

FreeFly Technology wind tunnels have a 3-year warranty and unlimited technical support.