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Incredible indoor skydiving flyers at the 2017 Wind Games

A little like ice skating, gymnastics, or modern dance while flying, this indoor skydiving freestyle routine by Poland’s Maja Kuczyńska, performed at the 2017 Wind Games in Catalonia, Spain, is made possible by four high-power turbines in a vertical wind tunnel and lots of practice. From Windoor, where the event was held:

The tunnels for scientific or research in aerodynamics were horizontal use, however the wind tunnel is a vertical WINDOOR… In a vertical wind tunnel air flow it is generated and directed so as to pass through the chamber vertically and upwards, so that any object in the camera compensate gravity with the upward velocity of air flow, remaining static in it. Thus, the camera is called “flying chamber”.

The word camera here refers to a chamber or round building.

Kuczyńska earned the third place spot for solo freestyle in the chamber’s 230km/h (143mph) winds. The winner of solo freestyle and solo speed was 14 year old Kyra Poh from Singapore, whose routine had the highest rating of difficulty in the competition:

Read more about Poh at BBC.com and Mashable.

Follow this with The physics of ‘skydiving’ wind tunnel acrobats and Wind tunnel choreography in Skydive Arena.

Thanks, @timvisher.

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