Take-off: Germany's largest body flying wind tunnel officially in operation
Since July 19, 2017, brave souls can stand in the wind tunnel at Hurricane Factory and experience the adventure of body flying. The doors were officially opened on July 14, 2017 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with around 100 invited guests, including the mayor of Schönefeld, Dr. Udo Haase, and the two investors Roman Weck and Igor Rattaj present. The flight cylinder at the Hurricane Factory has glass panels on all sides. It has a diameter of 5.20 m (17 ft.) and is 15 m (49 ft.) high. Wind speeds of up to 280 km/hr. (174 mph) are generated, allowing guests to fly freely in the tube and experience a flying experience similar to that of a parachute jump from 4,000 m (2.5 miles) in the air.