Wind tunnel as a business
The wind tunnel is an interesting and popular attraction in large cities. In Russia and the CIS, it is considered a novelty, although the wind tunnel has been known in the world for many years. Russian visitors are willing to pay money for this unusual extreme entertainment, but a city with a population of about 1 million people is needed to start a business.
Wind tunnel is an attraction that can often be found in major amusement parks around the world. The essence of entertainment is that a person, after falling into a pipe, feels weightlessness. The strong air flow and the special aerodynamic shape of the tube allows you to literally soar in the air and get unforgettable emotions from it. Professionals can hover in the air, mimic the feeling of skydiving, perform complex acrobatic stunts. For a beginner, these are simply new emotions that he has never felt before.
What is a wind tunnel
The feeling of free flight (3-5 minutes) from a height of 4-10 meters is the most important, final stage of the attraction. The first step is briefing and changing into equipment. Then there will be a test flight (a few seconds), which ensures the adaptation of the body. In order to avoid unforeseen situations, people with a weight of 25-120 kg are allowed into the wind tunnel.
Each client can count on medical assistance and flight at any rate:
for corporate clients – half an hour in a group of 6-9 people;
hour without an instructor (for professional athletes).
The popularity of the wind tunnel in the market is based on its novelty. Such an attraction can be installed in an amusement park or even a shopping center. It will provide completely new emotions, adrenaline rush, a lot of unforgettable emotions – therefore, the client is satisfied. And this is the basis of success, because a satisfied client will recommend your service and bring their friends, relatives and relatives. The main thing here is to correctly approach advertising and choose the right location for your attraction.
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Who is attracted by the air pipe
Air provides a fall speed of up to 200 km / h. The effect, similar to a parachute jump, is achieved by an engine and a high-power propeller. This kind of action especially attracts young people and corporate clients looking for adventure. By the way, the wind tunnel can be used not only as an attraction and a platform for corporate events. This installation also plays the role of a simulator for professional athletes.
So your target audience is:
youth in search of thrills;
corporate clients who are looking for non-banal ways of entertainment;
The air tube makes it possible to enjoy sports such as kiting, rope jumping, snowboarding, skating, etc. The concept of a business built on extreme entertainment is maximum accessibility for a wide range of interested parties.
The following facts speak in favor of business:
the ability to fit into any recreation area;
a bouquet of unforgettable sensations, identical to those experienced by skydivers;
affordable price for visiting the attraction (400-600 rubles).
How much does a wind tunnel cost
Mobile versions can be bought from 1 million rubles, professional equipment costs up to 30 million. A fan motor can wear out after 3,000 hours of operation, so it’s best not to skimp and buy used wind tunnels. Sufficient height of the structure – 4-5 meters, diameter – 2.2-3 meters, additionally it is necessary to equip a protective fence and mats in case of a fall.
Wind tunnel cost
The equipment differs in many parameters:
the complexity of the installation;
fuel used (diesel, electricity);
maintenance cost, etc.
Purpose is of decisive importance here. For example, a skydiving simulator requires high power and is expensive.
The price of the wind tunnel also depends on the country of manufacture:
domestic products, the cost is about 4 million rubles;
Chinese equipment is the cheapest;
Germany, Czech Republic. Equipment from these countries is of high quality, but expensive;
Belarus. Price from 3.5 million rubles.
Where should the wind tunnel be located?
The more customers, the more revenue, so you need to place such an attraction in a passing place. It can be an open area or a closed area. A large shopping center is a great option for a wind tunnel: there are many potential customers here. Many people come to the shopping center not for shopping, but for an interesting vacation, to pass their day off.