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Report - RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (The Human Centrifuge), Farnborough - February 2010

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...

The man-carrying centrifuge recreates the G-forces experienced by fighter jet pilots during flight. During the past fifty years, the facility has played a crucial role in developing a greater understanding of the effects of high G-forces on the human body, and countermeasures to protect against them. All of the anti-G systems currently used by RAF fast-jet aircrew have been developed and tested at the Farnborough Centrifuge.
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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Another shot, sorry...

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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.

The hot side...

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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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#6
Its preserved like all the other Farnborough stuff. The Centrifuge was never disused. They just left the door unlocked for a couple of days.
 

Els

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

tirpitz

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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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