Safety & Education

Vertigo is the only flying effects company founded and run by professional educators. Count on the professionals at Vertigo to answer your questions and give you all the information you need to nail your performance with safety and confidence.

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Our company was formed through a strong commitment to education, research, and training in special effects rigging. Our growth and success can be attributed largely to our continued dedication to safety, innovation, and collaboration.

The professionals at Vertigo actively contribute to ANSI standards for the entertainment industry. Through direct participation in the ESTA Technical Standards Program, our owner is one of the key members of the Task Group currently editing ANSI E1.43 - Performer Rigging. A healthy risk analysis and risk reduction process is the backbone of our creative process. Our primary job is to keep your performers safe.

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Education & Training

One of the cornerstones of our business model is training.

When you collaborate with Vertigo for your flying needs, our Flying Directors will be on hand and on site to train your performers and operators.

TOP Flight Workshop


If you are interested in hosting a flying effects workshop at your venue, Vertigo will be your expert educators.

Give us a call at (888) 359-4255 or email us at We’re happy to share our expertise anywhere in the world.

TOP Flight

The TOP Flight Academy is an annual master class that offers training to Technicians, Operators, and Performers in the basic physics of performer flying, the analysis and reduction of risk when selecting and installing performer rigging equipment, and the proper operation and flying techniques for aerial storytelling. Open to artists of all kinds, attendees come from all over the world to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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