Airborne navigation, especially dead reckoning, continues to be a rich source of observations that apply to life and it’s journey. Dead reckoning is the kind of navigation that begins with a known location, and then proceeds in a known direction at a given rate for a specified time. An alternate way of looking at this […]
Several years ago, Toyota had an infamous series of car crashes due to sticking accelerators. Two years ago, a C-17 stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska crashed while performing an airshow practice session. These two incidents highlight an important characteristic of the way we use metrics and statistics. They illustrate two very important questions we […]
Flutter has taken many flight test aircraft to their demise, because it is so difficult to predict and recover from. Download free course notes on flutter here.