Chicago Flyhouse Blog

[Q+A] Ed Leahy Featured by Mountain Productions

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The team at Mountain Productions wrote a feature on Chicago Flyhouse's Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Ed Leahy. He will be the new rigging trainer at Mountain Production's 32nd CM Hoist School event.

Ed has been an integral part of Flyhouse's rigging inspection program Safer Venue. Each month, Ed coordinates or is part of three to four different rigging inspections at different venues to ensure their rigging systems are safe and all staff using the rigging equipment receive the proper training.

Throughout the feature, Ed talks about the Safer Venue program, what brought him into the rigging business, and what he sees as the future for those in the business. To read the full feature, check out Mountain Production's blog

 

Topics: News, Q & A

[Video] Flying Through the Air

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 20, 2016 1:58:07 PM

Ever wonder what it would be like to fly through the air? Aly, from "You, and Me This Morning," stopped by Chicago Flyhouse a few years ago to test our performer flying hoist system (Ziplift).

 

Topics: News, Performer Flying, Hoist System

[Video] Chi-Town Rising 2016: Making the Star

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 20, 2016 11:53:03 AM

For years, New York City was home to the only New Year's Eve event worth mentioning. To ring in 2016, Chi-Town Rising was born and Chicago Flyhouse was honored to be a part of the festivities.

Chicago Flyhouse fabricated a custom hoist system to lift the countdown star up the side of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago to help ring in the New Year. 

How did we make it happen? The wonderful people at Doejo followed Flyhouse during the process and results are below in the detailed video. 

Making The Star: Chi-Town Rising from Doejo Video on Vimeo.

Topics: News, Hoist System, Video, Chi Town Rising

[Video] Theatrical Rigging in Under Eight Minutes

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 20, 2016 10:31:57 AM

Think you know the mechanics behind theatrical rigging? When a performer is flying across the stage, Chicago Flyhouse makes it look like there is no effort involved. 

A few years ago, Chicago Revealed did a short feature on the behind-the-scenes work of how our customized solutions happen on a daily basis.

Want to know more about our rigging? Check out how we rigged up Yao Ming for his Gatorade commercial and other performer flying projects we have completed.

Topics: News, Theatrical Rigging, Video