Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wind-up turns: TLF vs. MAX thrust and more…

The main technique to determine the lifting boundary of an airplane is the Wind-up turn (WUT) (with the Split-S being a second option). This is a mandatory item in producing the instantaneous turn rate (ITR) performance of a fighter airplane. … Continue reading

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Flying the Commander RC-700

My first flight on the controls of the ITPS RC-700 aircraft for verification of the flight test instrumentation system and a qualitative evaluation. Benign airplane with good flying qualities, though not a great performer.

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Stall speed testing for certification: To idle trim or to PLF trim?

It has been more than once that I have been involved in discussions about stall speed testing for Part-23 certification purposes and, as far as I have experienced, opinions seem to split over a certain part of the testing technique. … Continue reading

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AIAA YP Member of the month – April ’17

Glad to be featured in the AIAA Young Professional Committee Newsletter. http://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=29094

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