Appalachian Amusement Center

Privately Operated
49 Adventure Park
Waynesville, North Carolina 28785 USA
13ft (4m) Special Design
Custom Built Wind Tunnel


Also known by the tunnel design name 'L-1' this wind tunnel is a one of a kind design. The fan powering the tunnel sits in a tunnel far away from the flight chamber and blows air horizontally which is then redirected up into the vertical column. The tunnel is powered by a 3000 hp GE Electric motor.

The flight 'chamber' is completely open and sits in the middle of a large net which keeps flyers that fall out of the column safe. The column of air is powerful and flyers are able to fly very high above the net, although it takes special skill to be able to do so due to the obvious dangers of flying high above the net and falling out of the column of air. This tunnel was created by Harold C. Larsen who passed away in 1998.

Technical Stats

Custom Built

Tunnel Type
Special Design

Flight Chamber Style
No Walls

Flight Chamber Diameter
13ft (4m)

Flight Chamber Height

Top Wind Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)

Nearby Tunnels

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