Tunnel Association, International was formed in April 1954 to provide an
organization for operators of high speed aerodynamic testing facilities.
"International" was added in 1996 to better reflect the current
worldwide make up of the organization. The
original, and still primary, purpose of the organization is the sharing
of information concerning facility operation, instrumentation and test
techniques. More recently, the scope has broadened to include
compressible fluid mechanics research outside the more traditional areas
of wind tunnel testing. From the beginning, we have believed that sound
personal relationships are a valuable foundation for technical
communication, and our meetings offer the opportunity to meet and to
interact personally with our peers worldwide.