Category Archives: Aviation Science

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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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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Colloquium at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Delivering a Colloquium at Bandung Institute of Technology on Flight Test Science, attended by 4th year students of Aeronautical Engineering, the Department’s Dean and faculty. Looking forward to the next time!

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The ‘magic number’ of Flight Test

Do you believe in “magic numbers”? Are magic and arithmetics two completely different and by definition uncombined concepts or maybe not? Either ways, there are numbers that in certain disciplines are encountered more often than others. So what would be … Continue reading

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Flying a fly-by-wire DA-42, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

A unique flight on TUM DA-42 research airplane fully FBW and OPV at Diamond Aircraft facilities in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Great experience trying various control laws using an active stick – probably the only active stick on a Part-23 aircraft … Continue reading

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