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The F1 wind tunnel just turned 40

The ONERA Fauga-Mauzac center celebrated the 40 years of the F1 wind tunnel on the 13th and 14th of October with local politicians, customers and partners as well as the employees and their families.

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The ONERA Fauga-Mauzac center celebrated the 40 years of the F1 wind tunnel on the 13th and 14th of October with local politicians, customers and partners as well as the employees and their families.

Specialized in studying take-off and landing configurations of aircrafts at High Reynolds numbers, this low speed pressurized wind tunnel has been used for major civil and military aircraft programs.  High Reynolds number testing at F1 enables the designers to exploit physical limits at high prediction accuracy.

The low altitude fly over of the wind tunnel by an Airbus A350 was a strong signal that ONERA and its F1 wind tunnel are major contributors to the aeronautical industry.

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