TOP Flight

TOP Flight is an annual, multi-day workshop that trains technicians, operators and performers on installing flying systems, operating flying equipment, and conducting flying choreography.

In the past, participants from around the world — riggers, administrators, actors, dancers, aerialists, technical directors, and other entertainment professionals — that attend TOP Flight receive the knowledge and practicality of operating a flying system.

By completing TOP Flight, ETCP Certified Individuals earn up to 30 ETCP renewal credits.

This year’s TOP Flight will be hosted in the O’Connell Theatre in Northern Illinois University’s Stevens Building.

Late Registration expires in:

Registration Fees & Discounts


EARLY BIRD: (March 29 – May 5) $1,000 $500 $950
STANDARD: (May 6 – July 21) $1,100 $550 $1,050
LATE: (July 22 – July 29) $1,200 $600 $1,150

Receive a discount code by e-mailing


Student Discount

High-school, community and university students receive a 50% discount. To qualify for a student discount, contact info@getvertigo with your student email.

Membership Discount

Active members of the following organizations receive a $50, non-stackable discount:

  • AEA
  • ITA
  • CITT
  • EdTA
  • ETCP Certified Individuals
  • Aerial Arts America

  • Group Discount

    Groups between 3 – 4, receive a 10% discount per registered person.
    Groups between 5 – 9, receive a 15% discount per registered person.
    Groups between 10 – 14, receive a 20% discount per registered person.
    Groups of 15 and more, receive a 25% discount per registered person.