The effect of a mean flow on acoustic pulse propagation in a wind tunnel of rectangular cross-section is considered both experimentally and theoretically. Pulse shapes in the wind tunnel are recorded by microphones located upstream and downstream of a source. A theoretical model of pulse propagation from a point source located in an infinitely-long rectangular duct carrying a uniform flow is considered. The convective wave equation with boundary conditions appropriate to hard walls is solved by using the Laplace transform. For the input pulse shape used in the experiments, the solution is obtained by numerically evaluating the inverse Laplace transform. The results of experiment and theory are seen to be in good agreement.