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Torrino 2006 Olympic "Wind Machine" Turin, Italy

Olympic Vertical Wind Tunnel Coverage

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The Wind Machine featured in the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Torrino Winter Olympics is actually an open air Vertical Wind Tunnel! It was originally scheduled for opening ceremonies but was postponed until the end of the event.

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Torrino Olympics Vertical Wind Tunnel / Wind Machine

Who flew the Wind Machine?????

Aerodium is a company located in Latvia/ North Eastern Europe.  It is owned by Ivars Beitans and this Vertical Wind Tunnel or Wind Machine as the announcer referred to it was created just for this event! Support Staff & Participating flyers names:

Guntis Šefers.........with skies
Ivars Beitāans..........with snowboard
Kristaps Turauskis......flew 2 way (share holder)
Ingus Augstkalns..........back flight
Reinis Rūutentāals.............with wind tube very high
Žeņna Kolosovs..............clown
Daiga Martiševska........assistant
Sandra Meņnšikova.........assistant
Igors Zvjagins...........technical supervisor (share holder)
Normunds Zandbergs.......technician
Zintis Turauskis................technician
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Torrino Olympics Vertical Wind Tunnel / Wind Machine
Torrino Olympics Vertical Wind Tunnel / Wind Machine
Torrino Olympics Vertical Wind Tunnel / Wind Machine

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Torrino Olympics Vertical Wind Tunnel / Wind Machine

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