Operational Experience with the National Transonic Facility,
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
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Construction of the National Transonic Facility was completed in September 1982. Checkout of all systems is essentially complete and has required about one year. The facility has been operated to the design of point 120 million Reynolds number based on a 0.25 meter chord at a Mach number of 1.0. Performance of all systems was basically as expected. Setup for the detailed aerodynamic calibration will begin late in 1983, and calibration is expected to be complete by the last quarter of 1984.