2018 message

“Yesterday was early
Tomorrow will be late
Today is the time”

Happy New Year!

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T-33 flight with Snort

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Snort & Turf (Dec 6, 2017)

A flight in the CT-133 was completed investigating the effect of Reynolds number on buffet and stall speed for the case of a straight wing single-engine jet.
Amazing experience flying with Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, the highest time F-14 pilot and the one who performed that incredible super low, super close pass next to the USS America (CV-66) in 1988.

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Abstract reviewer for AIAA Aviation 2018

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Abstracts reviewed for AIAA Aviation 2018 Flight Testing Conference. Promising bunch of papers coming up. Looking forward to Atlanta GA for an exciting event.

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NDI Principles & Flying Qualities Testing of Modern Combat Aircraft

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During the forthcoming 6th Annual ITPS Flight Test Seminar (Dec 14-15, London ON, Canada) I will be delivering a presentation on NDI Principles & Flying Qualities Testing of Modern Combat Aircraft. The presentation will refer to the following:

  • Evolution of FCS for Nonlinear Control
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion structure and Control Allocation
  • F-35 FCS characteristics and FQ testing cases
  • Preparation for FQ testing of modern combat aircraft
  • Challenges and tools
  • FQ Envelope Expansion
  • MIL-STD-1797 and frequency based FQ criteria
  • Evaluation Maneuvers and examples
  • High AoA FQ testing
  • ITPS training approach

The event is open free of charge to SETP and SFTE members of the Canadian chapters.

The event will be capped by a Gala Dinner and Graduation Event featuring Keynote Speaker Brian Binnie and the presentation of diplomas to this year’s graduating classes of test pilots and flight test engineers.

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SFTE 48th Annual Symposium Destin, FL

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A great event reached its end with a visit to the Naval Aviation National Museum and Air Force Armament Museum.

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ITPS F-35 Sim ready

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MEIR received

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating received. Next one on the list: CPL.

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