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China's first recreational wind tunnel

 


tunnelfly

Apr 30, 2006, 1:23 AM
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In continuation to this thread, I started a new one, since it's not the military tunnel.
Here are some pictures from www.chinanews.cn, taken during construction in March.

Inside
Intake
Building

Looks promising to me ...Cool


Paige

Apr 30, 2006, 5:56 AM
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Is this the one that will be larger than Bedford or is that one really military?

That thing looks huge but they say only 3-5 simultaneous flyers, can that be right? Seems like we could squeeze way more in there than that Wink

THANK YOU for the post, those pics are great!

Ahhhh, just read the rest of the thread you started. 12 or so feet and 111mph Unsure That's slow even for tiny people like me! Who cares, it's another tunnel to put on the list of must visit. If you get there before I do, take pics and share WinkSmile


(This post was edited by Paige on Apr 30, 2006, 6:03 AM)


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Apr 30, 2006, 8:31 AM
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Why does that look like AAC on Steroids?
Was a little wind tunnel "espionage" happening?


tunnelfly

Apr 2, 2007, 5:17 PM
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Here is a video of the chinese tunnel.
(The intro is stolen from a SV video)


diablopilot  (D License)

Apr 2, 2007, 6:58 PM
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It appears in that video that the tunnel staff was contributing to causing those "spots" more than they were preventing them. Wonder if they created their own training program.


VegasBrad  (A 49056)

Apr 9, 2007, 5:54 PM
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Wow, they're going to have a high injury rate until they figure out what they're doing.


srusty1234  (C License)

Apr 9, 2007, 8:07 PM
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yeah it looks like Perris ca, Now.


diablopilot  (D License)

Apr 9, 2007, 8:08 PM
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In reply to:
yeah it looks like Perris ca, Now.


OUCH!Laugh


pedrinr656

Oct 12, 2009, 6:01 AM
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SmileWind Tunnel in Mianyang City Sichuan province, China,
Im living in Beijing, China and and is not easy to find a DZ here (Beijing is restricted now for airspace control and they only jump in Henan Province but not frequently) and because I didnt bring my gear with me,Im just doing wind tunnel training located in Mianyang , Sichuan province, as far as 2:30Hrs flight from Beijing, which its part of the "Mianyang science and technology museum" and the wind tunnel part is open to everybody which is nice not crowded and everybody can go, made for entretainment, while the museum part is being restored see below: click
www.mtkg.cn/readnewsnew.asp?ArticleID=366
and
http://www.wingchina.com/cn/vertical%20wind%20tunnel.htm?jdfwkey=cztin
so if any of you want to jump in China but no success finding a DZ , dont miss this place, you can go there at least to keep your body fix for freefly or fix some minor problems with your bellyflight, with few minutes of training, and is not expensive at all as many wind tunnels around the world are, and I think not many skydivers know about this wind tunnel which is unknown for skydivers comunity. I was there on 19OCT09 and have a lot of fun,chinese people who work there are very nice(they dont speak english very well, but is ok) , if you want to look around see the place in Google earth at latitud 31 29' 01.75" N and longitud 104 46' 08.35"E . I tell you it worth it, so while is not DZ found I better do it than nothing...
best regards Wink
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pedrinr656

Oct 12, 2009, 6:05 AM
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Frownsorry I made mistake the day I was there 19SEP09,
best regards


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Oct 12, 2009, 3:57 PM
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Converting pedrinr656's links by putting [/url] at the end of the link and [url] at the beginning of the link.

http://www.mtkg.cn/...ew.asp?ArticleID=366

http://www.wingchina.com/...el.htm?jdfwkey=cztin


cocik  (A 3450)

Oct 13, 2009, 8:03 AM
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What are the prices for flight time? I'm an expat executive living and working in Shanghai, so this is great news for me :)


pedrinr656

Oct 14, 2009, 8:24 PM
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I got a very good deal from Andy it was 1hr for RMB 2600(Andy is the manager of the wind tunnel), and I stayed in Mianzhou kaiyuan hotel which is very near to the Mianyang science and technolgy museum and you can even walk from the hotel to the wind tunnel, I hope it work for you too, me only 67 jumps and while Iwas not jumping here in China I did it to keep myself trainning and get some skills in bellyfly(turns-sideslide, up, down, so on) I tried backfly but it was difficult to learned in only one time, so Im planning to hit the wind tunnel again shortly
best regardsSmile


cocik  (A 3450)

Oct 15, 2009, 5:43 AM
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Thanks a lot. I called those guys yesterday and I was able to get a similar deal (they seemed to be very happy having lao wai skydivers coming over).

I have 50+ jumps but 13+ hrs of tunnel time, so I should be fine. I have the same reason why to go there - just want to fly for one or two hours each month to keep in shape. Send me a message if you are planning to go, we can do some 2-way and share time if you want.


pedrinr656

Oct 15, 2009, 7:55 AM
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SmileNo problem my friend you are very welcomed I was looking for a DZ a lot and failed but as I posted in other site (
http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/MDForum-viewtopic-t-88971.phtml )
" ...if we are really skydivers (Im still in a nest Unsure)is our job find the right place in China now that we are living here and let the right info to others skydivers who will come like us and make this sport grow faster and enjoyable everywhere we go..."
then was best thing to do is already said: Wind tunnel....In the other hand Im planning to go either nov or dec, I will let you know as soon as my job allow me to go then we can hit each other as a novice always does LOLCrazy or you can teach me some, I will send you PM when just let me adjust my time
best regards


stayhigh  (F 111)

Oct 21, 2009, 9:01 PM
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i don't really care about the size or the power but tunnel staff are really horrible.
can't walk, can't spot, and probably sucks hard at flying as well.

and why so much power when student can't even fly stable????

i see broken neck in the future, cuz none of these cats will be able to spot head down against the glass coming down from the top.


cocik  (A 3450)

Oct 22, 2009, 8:00 AM
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In reply to:
i don't really care about the size or the power but tunnel staff are really horrible.
can't walk, can't spot, and probably sucks hard at flying as well.

and why so much power when student can't even fly stable????

i see broken neck in the future, cuz none of these cats will be able to spot head down against the glass coming down from the top.

Let's check the place first to see how the things are going. Chinese attitude to safety is in many cases very - ehm - Chinese (yeah, been living here for some time), but I would like to make my own opinion. I'm a pretty conservative tunnel rat - if there are crazy things going on, I'm not flying and I will let you guys know.


pedrinr656

Nov 26, 2009, 4:11 AM
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hey jumper finally did you go to Mianyang to the wind tunnel? I couldnt go again Im so busy now...so if you went there please let us know how was your expirience in there , blue sky dude


muzzler

Dec 3, 2009, 11:46 AM
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IF YOU SKYDIVE ,BASE JUMP OR GENERALLY CONSIDER YOURSELF AN EXTREME SPORTS PERSON,WHY SO WORRIED ABOUT FLYING IN A HARMLESS TUBE?
IF YOU KNOW HOW TO FLY,JUST DO IT ...STOP BITCHING ABOUT SAFETY BLAH..BLAH..BLAH!!!



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