My high school will be putting on a production of Peter Pan in the spring. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited. Just to head off all the questions that will come, yes we are having professionals come in. ZFX has already been contracted to come in and take care of all the flying, and we'll be working closely with them the entire time. Having said that - I'm really curious how they're doing to do it. I've never really worked with a flying rig before, so I'm not sure what to expect. How do these companies usually rig up their systems? Would they somehow connect to the house's fly system and set something up that way? Do they bring everything in and hang all their equipment from the grid? According to my director, our Peter will be able to fly out over the audience. I'm guessing they connect to a FOH hang point, similar to how large national tours hang their FOH cluster? And is this done with chain hoists, counterweight, or something else? Let me repeat that I will NOT be trying this myself. Rather, I want to have a rough idea of how this works so that I can know what to expect when they come in next spring.