What are the Wind Tunnels and what do they look like?
A Tale of Three Historic Buildings and Five Windtunnels!
In the middle of the Farnborough's historic aviation site, now Farnborough Business Park, there are three listed buildings which are historically important in themselves but equally importantly, they contain five windtunnels, all of which played a central role in the development of aviation in Britain.
A wind tunnel is a research tool used in aerodynamic research. It is used to study the effects of air moving past solid objects - most notably aircraft. The Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough was instrumental in wind tunnel research throughout the 20th Century.