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Military Academy, Saldanha visits our Wind Tunnel.

On Friday 22 April a group from the Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science, Military Academy Saldanha, visited.


Lt Col Hano Van Eck, a Pilot Engineer and lecturer in Military Technology (Aerodynamics) with his group of third year Technology students visited for a practical related to the module in our subsonic Laboratory (Wind Tunnel). A 2D aerofoil experiment was arranged as an addition for this final year course.


The Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Wind Tunnel laboratory is equipped for small scale Aerodynamics model testing of proposed aircraft and engine components.


Says Hano “The event was presented very professionally, and the students enjoyed the learning experience tremendously. Our appreciation to Dr Owen and Mr Boshoff for their time and effort.”


The group of students are expected to graduate at the end of 2022. They are also aspirant Air Force pilots, planning to start their flying training after graduation in 2023.