Horizontal wind tunnels were created as early as 1800 to study the impact of air currents on the body. With the development of military aeronautics from 1910 onwards and following the First World War,the major nations began to build larger scale wind tunnels.
In 1964, Jack Tiffany was the first person to fly inside a vertical wind tunnel at the Wright-Patterson air base in Greene, USA.
The first vertical wind tunnel built solely for commercial use opened its doors in Las Vegas in the summer of 1982, and the first wind tunnel for sporting use opened in Orlando, Florida, a few years later.
In the early 21st century, the development of wind tunnels intensified and then boomed towards the end of the 2000s.
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