Monthly Archives: January 2014

At University of Waterloo with Bjarni

Attended some presentations today at University of Waterloo invited by fellow ITPS instructor and former Canadian astronaut Bjarni Trygvasson. The first one was a side presentation on a magnetic levitation platform used as isolation mount in space systems looking for 6-DOF … Continue reading

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Message from Cairo

Spending some hours at Cairo airport, C.P. Kavafy’s poem Ithaka comes to mind. “As you set out for Ithaca hope that your journey is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery…“

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2014 Contract – ITPS Canada

2014 will be a full-time year at International Test Pilot School Canada as an academics instructor, involved in flight data acquisition, data reduction and analysis, flight simulator and telemetry room operation, possibly some new course development and hopefully some research … Continue reading

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Last flights over Greece and short field take-offs

More than 4 hours of flying today to complete the amount of hours needed to keep my licence valid before leaving Greece. Great flights with friends and with my former instructor. Among other things, we tried several short field take-offs … Continue reading

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STL meshing and tutorial material

STL (STereoLithografy) is a CAD format used widely by rapid prototyping and CAM. The STL files do not describe analytic surfaces, but describe a raw unstructured triangulated surface by the unit normal and vertices of the triangles using a three-dimensional Cartesian … Continue reading

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