There is only one wind tunnel facility in the Rocky Mountain region that can support product research and development with low-speed through supersonic facilities, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Aeronautics Laboratory in Colorado Springs, CO. It has a broad range of facilities used to train our war fighters. These facilities are available to commercial companies.
WHY: What are your wind tunnel test objectives? [Design integrity; Optimization; Verification of CFD predictions] The Aeronautics Laboratory has fully instrumented facilities to test models with wind velocities from low speed to supersonic!
WHO: Product test engineers need access to wind tunnel facilities that provide accurate instrumentation, rapid response to changing requirements, and competitive pricing. The USAFA Aeronautics Laboratory has fully instrumented and calibrated wind tunnels for low-speed through supersonic testing. Our engineers, cadets, and model makers support our commercial teammates by providing on-site analysis and test assistance. We can quickly design, fabricate, and/or modify test models in our state-of-the-art model shop.