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Report - RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough - February 2010

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Oxygen Thief, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Oxygen Thief

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    Thanks to Nickg for the initial exploring, and the useful info.

    Explored with Urban Junkie, Petzl and Diehardlove. First stop the Centrifuge, which was built in 1955...

    Youtube video of it in action... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG6PPWxjgu0

    I'm fairly certain this is a live site. It's exceptionally clean, the heating and lighting is on, and most of the doors are locked.

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    Inside the gondolas...

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    This is where the gondola 'crew' would have sat...

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    Gondola, control room and door...

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    I quite liked the lighting on this one, just the other guys walking around with torches...

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    We looked in as many rooms as we could, then moved on to the environmental chambers. There's a lot of plant here, and a disused control room separates the hot and cold chambers.

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    The cold side...

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    That's a large treadmill in each chamber, operated from the control room.

    Finally, there's the Resuscitation Rooms adjacent to these...

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    A great explore, thanks.
     

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  2. molly wicks

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    is this place still there?xx
     
  3. Speed

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    Yep. The centrifuge is anyway
     
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    awesome gunna have to go there then !
     
  5. The Amateur Wanderer

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    Definitely worth a bit of looking into, I wondered what might be left here whilst doing the Bedford site...

    Hmmmm

    Edit - Quick search seems to show most of it's now gone for housing... Shame!
     
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    Its preserved like all the other Farnborough stuff. The Centrifuge was never disused. They just left the door unlocked for a couple of days.
     
  7. Els

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    Sometimes the Farnborough wind tunnel area is opened for a tour. I think it was last used as some kind of exhibition space. Well worth a look in if you ever get the chance, it's all still in perfect condition from what I've seen.
     
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    yes the 24 foot wooden wind tunnel is in excellent shape.
    i got in there just before the art exhibition 2 years ago :thumb

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