Vertical Wind Tunnel

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Vertical Wind Tunnel

Vertical wind tunnel"Indoor skydiving"

Description- Enables human beings to experience flying without plane or parachutes- Air moves upwards at approximately 195 km/h- The human body "floats" in midair in a vertical wind tunnel

History- They were created to test aircraft spins, helicopter blades, and parachutes- Jack Tiffany in 1964 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Safety- Not suitable for under three year olds or people with shoulder or back problems

Popularity- The military uses vertical wind tunnels for their training regimen- Shopping and entertainment centers (Finland, Latvia)- Skydivers are now a small percentage of the modern wind tunnel market


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