ASTM International’s amusement rides and devices committee is in the process of developing a new set of standards for the vertical wind tunnels used as indoor skydiving attractions. The committee F24 meets from next Wednesday, 12 February, in New Orleans , USA.
A number of the summiteers present in Castelló d'Empúries for Indoor Skydiving 2020 will be traveling to the States next week. Industry leader iFLY spearheads the initiative. But even the smallest tunnel manufacturer, Inclined Labs from Stockholm, Sweden, is present at ASTM International’s amusement rides and devices committee meeting from 12 to 15 February in New Orleans, according to CEO Anton Westman.
The new set of standards will evolve from ASTM WK70227, the current work item. “It will provide baseline safe design and testing criteria for designers, engineers, manufacturers, and fabricators,” says Jaret Oldfather, a member of ASTM International and iFLY's safety director.
In the BAY OF ROSES | VISION 2020, an informal vision statement, delegates representing companies and stakeholders at the first Global Indoor Skydiving Summit had agreed that there should be broad co-operation in order to establish common industry practices and safety standards for manufacturers and operators of wind tunnels.