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Where Is Flyhouse? (April 2018)

Posted by Flyhouse on Apr 9, 2018 3:58:22 PM

Chicago, Dallas, Denver, South Korea...we are all over the world in April. See what we have going on below.

April Where is FH


  • Field Museum
  • Great Lakes Center for the Arts
  • Logansport High School
  • Macy's State Street (Chicago)
  • Northwestern University Field House Gala
  • Ravinia Festival
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium


  • Buffalo Grove High School
  • Elk Grove High School
  • Wheeling High School

Cruise Ship Inspections/Trainings

  • Infinity - Miami
  • Millennium - Tokyo to South Korea
  • Silhouette - San Juan to St. Marteen
  • Diadema and Fascinosa - Europe

Flyhouse-led Rigging Trainings

  • Dallas - Gemini Light Sound & Video
  • Denver - Denver Center For the Performing Arts

Topics: Flyhouse Projects

Flyhouse Public Trainings

Posted by Flyhouse on Mar 30, 2018 10:33:43 AM

Fresh off speaking engagements at the 2018 USITT Conference, Flyhouse is heading to Dallas and Denver in April for our public training classes. April 9-10 we will be in Dallas and April 23-24 in Denver.

Our classes are designed for those just starting out all the way to experienced riggers in the industry looking to brush up their skills. We put a structure to the class but tailor it to the needs of those in attendance. We will take the time to help you understand any concept and in most cases (if space allows), we do hands-on training with actual rigging equipment.

If you would like to learn more or to register for the class, please visit our training website.

There are limited seats available for each class so make sure to secure yours today. 

Flyhouse Training

Topics: Training

Flyhouse Presents at the New World Rigging Symposium

Posted by Flyhouse on Mar 13, 2018 2:57:52 PM

The New World Rigging Symposium, presented by ESTA and USITT, is a two-day event allowing riggers of all levels to come together and help further the industry with new ideas and discussions.

As part of the 10 sessions being held, Flyhouse’s Director of New Product Development, Eric Rouse, participated in Tuesday’s chain hoist discussion called, “Damn it, Jim. I’m a Chain Hoist, Not a Winch.”

“We are discussing chain hoists and how they are sometimes used by people the same way you would use a cable winch,” said Rouse. “Most of the time, this is not appropriate due to the fact that a winch typically has bells and whistles (safety features) that a chain hoist does not have.”

Eric’s involvement at the first-ever U.S. held symposium is no surprise due to his reputation as a trainer and a rigger who has a substantial crossover in the different areas of rigging.

The New World Rigging Symposium is being held in conjunction with the annual USITT Conference and Stage Expo.

Topics: News, Flyhouse Team

Flyhouse at 2018 USITT Conference and Stage Expo

Posted by Flyhouse on Mar 8, 2018 11:00:11 AM

USITT Conference

Are you attending the 2018 USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Fort Lauderdale? While we won’t be part of the floor show with a booth, Flyhouse will be involved as speakers in multiple sessions. Make sure to say hello before or after the sessions.

Flyhouse will also be part of the first-ever New World Rigging Symposium being held in conjunction with the USITT Conference. In these ten sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to further their technical knowledge, keep up-to-date with codes and standards, and learn what it’s like to work as a rigger in other segments of the entertainment industry.

Below is where you can find the Flyhouse presenters during the sessions.

New World Rigging Symposium

Damn It, Jim. I’m a Chain Hoist, Not a Winch (Eric Rouse)

Tuesday, March 13

2:30 p.m.

Room - TBD

USITT Conference

Fundamentals: Rigging (Ed Leahy)

Wednesday, March 14

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Room – Grand Ballroom F

Meditation, Movement, and Mindfulness for Magic Makers (Eric Rouse)

Thursday – Saturday, March 15-17

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Room – Atlantic Salon 1-4

You Want to Do What, Where? Rigging in Non-Traditional Spaces (Benjamin Cohen | Ed Leahy)

Friday, March 16

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Room – Grand Ballroom F

Topics: News

Flyhouse Rigging Fact

Posted by Flyhouse on Mar 6, 2018 5:03:05 PM
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Topics: Rigging Facts