Embry-Riddle Research Park Moves to Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace engineering, recently moved its new subsonic wind tunnel to a dedicated research facility at the university’s campus in Daytona Beach, Florida.
When assembled, the tunnel will be capable of achieving wind speeds up to 230 miles per hour and has a test section that is 6-feet wide x 4-feet tall and 12-feet long.
Moving this 91,483-kg (202,480-lb.) structure across the Daytona Beach International Airport to its new home at the Embry-Riddle Research Park was a major undertaking, requiring a crew of eight to manage one crane, two forklifts and 15 truckloads of componentry.
This time-lapse video highlights the incredible levels of care, attention to detail and logistical coordination involved with a move of this magnitude.
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