Aerodynamics – Part 1

I’ve added slides for part 1 of Aerodynamics on Google Slides. You can view the slideshow below. Feel free to view the slides in full screen by clicking on the appropriate control in the player.

French (not Death) Valley Flyout: March 31, 2013

Talk about the need to be flexible when flying – well, more than when flying a commercial airline, at least!

David Werntz, one of the instructors at the Caltech Aero Club, had tried to arrange a flyout to the Furnace Creek Airport (L06) in Death Valley, CA. Over the last few days, we had noticed that the weather in and around the SoCal area was steadily deteriorating, and last night we realized from the weather forecasts that not only was the cloud cover over SoCal going to make it difficult for us but that the winds in the desert were going to be picking up pretty bad. For example, current (at the time of this post) winds at Edwards Air Force Base are from the West-Southwest (240 degrees) 19 knots with gusts of up to 25 knots.

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