The Aerodium has been
designed as a facility for thrilling shows. Well trained artists perform up to two shows
per hour (each show about 10 minutes), demonstrating for amazed spectators perfect flying
up to 40 feet height.
You have to watch the Aerodium video tape to understand the excitement of
the spectators during a show.
How do people participate
Between the shows the public can give flying a try and experience the
feeling of skydiving without the chances, that a parachute doesn't open up.
First time flyers are put through a brief introductory training session
to familiarize them with the operation of the Aerodium.
Dressing up for take off, a participant first puts on a helmet, goggles
and a jump suit. There are folds on the flight suit that provide the added surface area
for the air stream to lift a person to heights over 40 feet.
The participant then walks out onto the trampoline net into the middle
of the air stream and holds his arms and legs outstretched for the wind to lift him into
Once flying, a person uses slight body movements to control their
direction and height in the air stream.
A trainer assists the participants inside the wind tunnel. An operator
monitors the action, controls the airspeed and also the flight height of each trainee.