You have discovered an unusual, adrenaline and after all safe sport and fun for everyone! Come and try the feeling of freefall securely at a wind tunnel, at a comfortable height and constant supervision of professional instructors.
The wind tunnel is an indoor skydiving simulator that generates continuous air flow with a speed up to 280km/h and thus lets you experience the sensation of a flight using only your body.
Hurricane Factory Berlin is a recirculating vertical wind tunnel. Six large fans provide laminar air flow which will lift you up and allow you to fly.
Yes. You can do that either on our websites or at the reception.
Those who cannot fly are children younger than 5 years, pregnant women, and those who are not healthy - mainly those who suffer any acute spine and joint injury (in particular shoulder injury), moreover those who suffer from any ailments, such as heart attack, nerve illness and likewise. Those who are under the influence of alcohol and other addictive and psychotropic substances are not allowed to fly either.
Yes. Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult and have an authorization signed by their guardian or legal representant. The accompanying adult will be responsible for the authenticity of the authorization and the signature.
You'll need lace-up trainers, comfortable clothes under the overall and especially a good mood.
No. An experienced instructor will be with you in the flight chamber during the entire flight. This way he can help you with a correct body position as well the movements of the legs and arms.
Anytime! Your instructor can signal the operator for immediate interruption of the flight or for speed reduction.
The skydiving simulator Hurricane Factory Berlin is 5,2 m wide and 15 m high. After the acquisition of certain skills you can fly all the way to the height of the 12 m.
Our instructors will show you basic moves how to control the flight yourself. Soon you will learn how to change the height of your flight with your body movement.
Air speed depends on the weight of the flyer and their body position. The average speed in the wind tunnel is around 180km/h. An operator controls the speed of air flowing depending on the flyer in the flight chamber. Air speed is lower for flyers with less weight and higher for those who are heavier. And it is lower for flying in the basic position (belly) and higher for positions as backfly, sitfly and headdown. Professional flyers work in speeds up to 280km/h.
All flyers can get to the air flow through the door on bottom of the flight chamber and simply lean on to the air current. Our instructor will help you with entering the chamber. You will feel how the air flow sustains your body and you will be flying.
In general, people do not have problems with breathing in strong air current. However, in (very unlikely) case of breathing problems, it can be solved with the use of a fullface helmet.
We provide all the necessary equipment - the flightsuit, helmet and googles. The temperature of the air in flight chamber is not dependant on the outdoor temperature. For that reason no special clothes is required under the flightsuit. Any clothes not limiting your movements are suitable.
Of course! There is a video system integrated in the wind tunnel. Every flight is recorded and saved for a maximum period of seven days. You can buy a USB with the record of your flying at the reception.
Yes, but not into the flight chamber. Your companions can take the footage of you flying through the glass of the flight chamber.
Generally speaking, you shouldn't bring anything else into the tunnel than your required equipment (suit, helmet, goggles and shoes). Flying objects would stay in the airflow and might hit you at high speed. Or worse, the objects could damage the ventilators or the tunnel. Therefore: only bring your flying equipment into the flight chamber.
The main difference is that you're not actually falling toward the ground, but really floating. Also, you do not need to be strapped to the instructor and let him control all the movements. In the tunnel, the instructor guides you, helps you and makes sure everything is safe, but once you are able to fly on your own, you are let to do so.
The flight in the tunnel requires considerable efforts. The whole body works and it means that the muscles get tired. Even two minutes of the flight are an unforgettable experience. For beginning we recommend packages of 3 - 6 minutes. In case of people without any training it is not reasonable to extend the whole time of flight to more than 20 minutes a day. The professional flyers often fly more than one hour a day.
The time of flying is usually divided to 1,5 – minute entries. However it can be shorter or longer, depending on the physical condition of the flyer and the type of the training.
Experienced flyers can fly together in groups of up to eight people. Beginners usually fly alone with their instructors until they learn how to control their movements in the air flow.
Even experienced flyers are never alone in the tunnel. Our instructores are always either in the flight chamber or antechamber and they are trained especially for these situations so they will always be able to help you.
The flight, movements and bodypositions in the tunnel are comparable to the freefall part of skydiving. Flying in the tunnel can therefore help you to get through your skydiving AFF course faster, and significantly speed up your skydiving skills learning process.
Yes. All the experienced flyers can use their own equipment. However, it is not possible to fly with any camera.