Airborne America, San Diego, CA

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SCOPE OF WORK

Airborne America project included building a new simulated skydiving facility with two wind tunnels. In addition, there will also be a Bubba Burger restaurant and gift shop located on the ground floor, party rooms and training rooms will occupy the second and third floors.

The two-story building will be 70 feet high with the mechanical equipment occupying the top 40 feet above the tubes. An added 50 feet of space will be excavated underneath the tubes, where the air will be compressed and directed by turning vanes to remove "dead zones" where the lift influence is absent. The giant fans will be located nearby in concrete bunkers.

VALUE DELIVERED

As with all custom projects, the knowledge of Dynalectric’s team of medium voltage systems and automated control systems helped make this a success project for the owner and all trades involved.

SOLUTIONS

This new construction project required building a standard electrical distribution system of power with LED lighting, power for the tunnel system to create maximum wind power, and control panels inside the building unit.

BACKGROUND

Located in East Village at 14th Street and Imperial Avenue, Airborne America is an indoor skydiving and event space downtown. This sport has been growing dramatically since 1970 and this facility has set out to develop the most advanced wind tunnels. By contracting industry leaders in wind tunnel experience and industrial engineers, their tunnels are smoother, more consistent, as well as energy efficient. Airborne America has raised the stakes in creating tunnels that have wind speed of up to 200 miles per hour and are the first to have two wind tunnels for flight.

ENTERTAINMENT
 

OPERATING COMPANY:
Dynalectric - San Diego

CLIENT:
Swinerton Builders

ARCHITECT:
Carrier Johnson + Culture

ENGINEER:
MPE

 

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