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Southampton wind tunnel features in new Channel series

Published: 3 February 2014

The University of Southampton’s R.J. Mitchell wind tunnel featured in last night’s episode of Channel 4’s new series The Jump.

The wind tunnel was used to put competitors, including Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave and TV celebrity Donal Macintyre, through their paces in the Speed Ski section of the competition.

The wind tunnel was set up with skis and live drag readings were projected onto the floor in front of each competitor, giving them input into how they were doing and what position to try.

Watch last night's episode of The Jump, the Wind Tunnel's first appearance is at 8 minutes in.

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