Several flights on Boeing 737 aircraft recently led me to question the placement of vortex generators on the upper wing surface. I believe that all of these pictures are Southwest aircraft, which also sport the winglet variation of the 737 design. I should have made a note about whether or not these where installed perpendicular […]
The Rocky Mountains north of the Mojave Desert and Edwards AFB provide an excellent environment in which to test a ground collision avoidance system algorithm based on time to impact rather than altitude. Check out @FlightTestFact on Twitter for more flight test safety references, videos, and information daily.
There is an anecdote about four blind men describing an elephant (with no prior knowledge of this animal). Each blind man observes a different body part of the elephant (his tail, leg, and trunk, for example). Each blind man declares authoritatively what an elephant is, and each one is totally wrong. This is a perfect […]