Author Archives: aeroscience

Last flight for 2018

For pilots, airplanes are like women, you need to devote them time and treat them gently. My last flight for 2018 was flying solo in this classic lady, Piper PA-23 Apache. A great way to close a great year. Looking … Continue reading

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Guidelines for RCS testing – 7th ITPS Annual Seminar

Presenting on Guidelines for RCS Testing of Modern Stealth Aircraft during the 7th Annual Flight Test Seminar and Graduation event of International Test Pilots School. In the attached photos with ITPS President Giorgio Clementi, SFTE President James Sergeant and F-35 … Continue reading

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Mig-31 Firefox RCS calculation

As part of an ITPS module on Stealth, I reproduced a Naval Postgraduate School exercise calculating analytically the RCS of the fictitious Mig-31 Firefox. To be more accurate, the RCS is approximated by modelling various aircraft components with simpler shapes … Continue reading

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What is your “flying purpose”?

Today I performed a basic evaluation of a Glass Upgrade for DG/HSI and Attitude Instruments on a Cessna 172. It is not a fast jet, but I much enjoyed the process. In the end of the day I feel that … Continue reading

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My office this morning

I love my job. Every month is different, every week is different, every day is different! The challenges that come our way are unpredictable, we just improvise, adapt and overcome. This morning my office looked like the image below requiring … Continue reading

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49th Annual SFTE Symposium, Savannah GA

Another very good SFTE Symposium celebrating the 50th year of the Society. Actually It’s the first one I have been to and not giving a presentation, but was really worth it attending some interesting papers and meeting some colleagues, among … Continue reading

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Flying a J-3 Cub

Getting some tail-dragger experience at Woodstock Flying Club, flying a classical airplane older than my father! So much fun…

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