Category Archives: Aviation Science

T-33 flight with Snort

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 … Continue reading

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NDI Principles & Flying Qualities Testing of Modern Combat Aircraft

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 … Continue reading

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Trace matching for indicated airspeed and altitude

A significant test limitation during a recent check climb test was the lack of indicated airspeed and pressure altitude in the data stream, as well as the lack of outside air temperature (OAT) indication. These limitations were surpassed using a … Continue reading

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F-35 HMD demo at OPL, Iowa

Short two day trip to University of Iowa on behalf of ITPS, in order to evaluate a Rockwell Collins F-35 HMD setup in an L-29 LVC simulation environment at the Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL). During the flight A/G and A/A … Continue reading

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Evaluation flight in the Jet Provost

As part of an ITPS student project on the Jet Provost Mk.4, a qualitative evaluation flight of 1.5 hrs was assigned to me as the supervising instructor. Instead of performing a standard qualitative evaluation flight gathering comments and qualitative ratings, … Continue reading

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TM demonstration and display optimization

A telemetry (TM) demonstration took place at ITPS facilities. In the mobile control room myself with the SETP Vice President monitoring relevant airplane parameters during a standard training test flight. The technical parts of data transfer and radio comms worked … Continue reading

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Back to basics: Vortex lattice method for stability derivative estimation

The Vortex Lattice Method (VLM) roots back to the principles of lifting line theory and is thus also limited by the incompressible, inviscid and irrotational flow field assumption. Basically the method works on splitting the geometry to a number of … Continue reading

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