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BUSINESS WITH VERTICAL WIND TUNNELS

Earn 52 617 Euro per month by making people’s dream of flying come true

Pay off period – 1 year
International business trend
Strong demand

Welcome to FreeFly Technology website

Almost every human being dreams of flying like a bird, and with our wind tunnels these dreams become a reality! And since you are here it probably means that you are considering acquiring your very own wind tunnel!

Not long ago we decided to make wind tunnels our business, and in order to do so we had to undertake an extensive research, contact manufacturers and resolve various issues. That is why now we are able to make your life easier by sharing this knowledge, our business plan, and this accurate description of wind tunnels we designed for you.

Analyzing the market

99% of the people who decide to buy a wind tunnel are looking for an option with the minimum cost possible. That is, initial investments and the initial product (wind tunnel) becomes their priority. They think “Why would I spend 712 000 Euro on a wind tunnel when I could buy one for less?”

Strategically speaking that’s not the best option. When developing a project first you need to think about the marketing strategy you are going to stick to (which is determined by the region where you want to install your wind tunnel). Keep in mind that every audience has its own requirements for technical specifications of such projects. Once you’ve made up your mind about the marketing strategy - you design a project of a wind tunnel, and not vice versa. Contrary to popular belief: “We will acquire the wind tunnel and then start promoting it”.

Below we will talk about 3 distinctive categories of customers. But in reality there are more than a dozen of such categories, and when opening a wind tunnel you need to consider the aspects of working with each and every one of them.

Consider the following scenario:

You’ve built a vertical wind tunnel but it turns out the air flow it creates is not stable enough. The sportsmen coming to train in your wind tunnel decide to leave within the first 5 minutes because they are not satisfied with the quality of the provided air stream. Although each sportsman could have purchased 10 hours of flight time.

Our goal is not to sell you a wind tunnel. Our goal is to help you choose a project and a marketing strategy that will allow you to reach the desired results.


So what is a wind tunnel?

A wind tunnel is pure emotions!

Do you remember the emotions you had when you first bought the car you wanted, or when riding a Ferris wheel, or your first kiss? Flying in a wind tunnel for the first time fills visitors with similar thrill and excitement.

Having felt wings on their backs, your customers will come back to experience the thrill of flight again... and again... and again! Wind tunnels allow people to experience the same emotions of parachute jumping but without the dangers of a real flight high in the sky.

As far as the business aspect is concerned, the key idea goes as follows:
Seth Godin – one of the world’s most famous marketing experts and the author of Purple Cow bestseller – says that in order to succeed your product has to promote itself. Which means that upon encountering your business, people get a genuine desire to tell their friends and family about it.

After flying in a wind tunnel each client will become your voluntary “sales manager”, which will attract more people.

Common customer groups

Beginners
The majority of your clients will be people who fly for the first time.
Corporate clients
Flying in a wind tunnel is one of the best ways to throw a corporate party.
Skydivers and sportsmen
Wind tunnels are an irreplaceable training equipment for professional skydivers. Wind tunnel flying is an official sport.

How much can you earn on it?

Minutes of flight for beginners per day:
Minutes of flight for sportsmen per day:
Working days:
Average cost for a minute of flight for amateurs:
Average cost for a minute of flight for sportsmen:
Average cost price of a minute of the wind tunnel
Profit: 52 618 Euro
Revenue: 61 839 Euro

Wind tunnel models

FreeFly 220
Diameter: 2.2 meters
Height of the glass tube: 4 meters
Good for amateurs and sportsmen to practice individual RW and 2Way Freefly. Minimum running expenses. This wind tunnel has a unique structure, which does not employ turning vanes.
FreeFly 250
Diameter: 2.5 meters
Height of the glass tube: 4.7 meters.
Good for beginners, skilled amateurs, and sportsmen to practice static Freefly techniques. It is perfect for sportsmen preparing for 2 way VRW competitions.
FreeFly 300
Diameter: 3 meters
Height of the glass tube: 5.7 meters
Good for amateurs and sportsmen to practice both static and dynamic Freefly, freestyle, 2 way RW and VRW.
FreeFly 220 Open
Diameter: 2.2 meters
Height of the glass chamber: 5 m.
Good for amateurs and athletes to practice individual RW and 2Way FreeFly.
See the description of vertical wind tunnels and prices.
FreeFly 430
Diameter: 4.3 meters
Hight of the flight chamber: 10 m
Height of the glass chamber: 6 m
Good for amateurs and athletes to practice both static and dynamic Freefly, freestyle, 2 way RW, 4 way and VRW.
See the description of vertical wind tunnels and prices.
FreeFly 530
Diameter: 5.3 meters
Hight of the flight chamber: 13 m
Height of the glass tube: 8 m
Good for amateurs and athletes to practice both static and dynamic Freefly, freestyle, 2 way RW, 4 way, 8 way and VRW.
See the description of vertical wind tunnels and prices.

The delivery set of each wind tunnel includes:

All the equipment required to launch the wind tunnel:
Motors
Frequency converters
Air channel
Bearing structure
Glass tube
Other equipment
Supervision of the installation process of the wind tunnel on the client’s premises
3 year warranty
Air-flow cooling system

About FreeFly Technology

In 2017, FreeFly Technology became a separate, independent department of “AKM-Avia” experimental design office that is in charge of developing wind tunnels.

The extensive experience of engineers from AKM-Avia (ACM: AeronauticConstructionsManufacturing – founded in 2011), obtained in the course of successful designing of aviation equipment constitutes a solid foundation for manufacturing and launching successful commercial wind tunnels.

Comprehensive understanding of aerodynamics and needs of the target customers make our company uniquely capable of designing and manufacturing cost-effective wind tunnels, which outperform the analogues available on the market.

Completed projects

Freefly 220
Diameter: 2.2 meters.
This wind tunnel was installed in Yekaterinburg.
Project completed in August, 2017.
WindZone
2.2 meters diameter wind tunnel installed in Perm.
The world’s first vertical wind tunnel designed and launched without turning vanes.
FreeFly 300
Diameter: 3 meters.
Presentation February 3, 2018 in Perm
АКМ-5 airplane
This airplane was designed for long-distance route flights at a high cruising speed.
FreeFly 300. The diameter is 3 meters.
Presentation February 3, 2018 in Perm

Project in progress

Freefly 300
Diameter: 3 meters.
The project will be completed at the end of July, 2018.
Freefly 300
Diameter: 3 meters.
The project will be completed at the beginning of September, 2018.
Freefly 300
Diameter: 3 meters.
The wind tunnel will be installed in Bangkok (Thailand). The project will be completed at the beginning of June, 2018.

Our team

Our team comprises more than 20 people responsible for design, production and sales of wind tunnels.
If you have any questions regarding technical, commercial or other aspects of a wind tunnel project, feel free to contact:

Viktor Kozlov
CEO of FreeFly Technology;
Author of the book “Industry of extreme and other sports. How to increase sales and attract more clients”;
Author of the book “Industry of extreme and other sports 2. How to find sponsors and investors for your project”;
Author of more than 50 articles in the following journals: Ski Industry, National Business, Business Magazine, Banzai, YaNomer 1, Marketers Digest, etc.
Skydiver, BASE jumper;
Wind tunnel flights trainer;
Has flown over 100 hours in more than 10 various wind tunnels;
Participant of main Russian competitions in wind tunnels freestyle;
Marketing consultant; author and coach of over 20 trainings and workshops in more than 15 cities of Russia;
Organizer and participant of several backcountry expeditions, including a snowboard descent from the highest geographical point of Europe, Elbrus volcano (5,642m);
Participant of Russian freeride championships (snowboard);
Certified snowboard instructor;
Roman Pletnyov
In 2011, founded AKM-Avia experimental design office together with his father, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Pletnyov, designed and manufactured ultralight aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles and light airplanes from composite materials;
In 2015, designed and produced a wind tunnel of an original structure (АКМ-270), which became a start of a new direction in our business;
One of AKM-Avia subdivisions designs and manufactures reciprocating engines for general purpose aviation;
As a child Roman enjoyed model airplane crafting;  
Since 2001 participated in F4C model copy class;
Flies gliders and planes. Practices airplane sports, flies Yak-52 and Yak-55. Has mastered 7 types of aerial vehicles. Now is a private pilot, flies Cessna-172 and Lake La4-200 (amphibian);

Frequently Asked Questions

I have seen wind tunnels for 5 million roubles, why are yours more expensive?
You must have seen a wind tunnel of «artisanal» production. The owners of such wind tunnels don’t take any responsibility for the safety of customers. FreeFly Technology produces wind tunnels that meet the highest quality standards and intended for use by a broad audience (first-time flyers, corporate clients, athletes and skydivers).
How long will it take for a wind tunnel to pay off?
A calculation of pay off terms based on the wind tunnel type is provided in above business plans.
What if we have very few clients or no clients at all?
Our foreign counterparts sell some types of wind tunnels for 5-10 million Euros. And even these tunnels pay off. If you install any of our wind tunnels in a place with 1 million inhabitants within 50 km it is guaranteed to pay off and bring stable income.
Where is it better to install a wind tunnel?
In a city with 1 million inhabitants within 50 km.

Our Partners

These are the people who are directly involved in wind tunnel business. Among them, there are instructors, marketing specialist, directors.
They visit events and presentations of our wind tunnels, feel free to ask them for their feedback.

Maxim Tishenko
City: Moscow
Organizer, creator and the man behind various fascinating projects
Over a 1000 parachute jumps
USPA tandem instructor
Wind tunnel instructor (over 50 hours of flight), a traveler (more than 30 countries visited)
Motivational speaker, a speaker in the sphere of self-efficiency and sales
“Flight is my life’s meaning.    I live to fly. I’m interested in anything that furthers the development of wind tunnels”
Believes that wind tunnel based sports will become an official Olympic sport
Wishes for as many people as possible to achieve their dreams of flight thanks to the development of wind tunnels
Motto: «A wind tunnel for each city in Russia and China!»
Nazarov Sergei Sergeevich
City: Krasnodar
Date of birth: February 24,1992
Occupation: Extreme sports, sales
Wind tunnel instructor
Total parachute jumps: over 2500 skydives, and over 50 base jumps
Home DZ: “Ujnoe Nebo”
First jump: June 08, 2009
Primary parachute: Leia-84
Reserve parachute: Space    2-135
Safety device: Cypres 2
RW jumps: 300+
CRW jumps: 40+
FreeFly jumps: 1300+
Tandem jumps: 650+
Wingsuit jumps: 200+
BASE jumps: 50+
Primary parachute failures: 17
Licenses/ratings: D certificate, Parachutist training instructor, Tandem instructor, FF instructor and basic RW, Wingsuit instructor, Rigger of primary parachutes and reserve parachutes of all types.
Kuznecov Sergei Yurievich
City: Moscow
Into skydiving since 1994, and wind tunnels since 1998
Over 8000 jumps
Founder of the wind tunnel school
Founder and director of the “Letarium” wind tunnel
Multiple prize winner, and a participant of national and international record attempts
Ilia Michaylov
City: Izhevsk
Date of birth: 23.02.1977
Into skydiving since 2004
Over 1600 jumps
D category
Parachutist training instructor
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