"When you feel the need for speed"
The San Diego Wind Tunnel has been serving the aerodynamics community for over 66 years. With a top speed of 270 mph and an 8’ x 12’ test section, we are perfectly suited for scaled jet aircraft, small unmanned aircraft, product development testing, cycling and other sports. The U.S. Luge Team, U.S. Bobsled Team, U.S. Skeleton Team, and Bode Miller have used our wind tunnel over the past two years and have all medaled in the recent Olympics in Sochi.
The San Diego Wind Tunnel provides extremely consistent flight conditions, and we can measure all 6 components of forces & moments, along with a host of other important variables. Our tunnel turbulence values are low compared to comparable wind tunnels.
The wind tunnel's reliability and energy efficiency were increased significantly by the recent addition of a new variable frequency fan drive.
Since March of 2016, the wind tunnel has been under the direction of Dave Masey and currently employs a team of 9 people. Our wind tunnel team averages over 29 years of wind tunnel testing experience per person, which equates to premiere data quality and testing efficiency. The wind tunnel is one of the largest privately operated wind tunnels in the United States.
Detailed information about aero-testing at the San Diego Wind Tunnel is below. You can also download the Wind Tunnel Spec Sheet for a summary of key features.
Aero Spec Sheet