Those of you who have downloaded the POLARIS software will have seen a module key_point_values.py which computes all the Key Point Values (KPVs) from a flight segment. This blog will just scratch the surface
To allow an aircraft to fly slowly flaps and slats of various forms are used. These both increase the effective wing area and increase the camber of the wing, which increase the lift that can be achieved
After a short Easter break from blogging, it’s time for a nice easy topic. As you will see, I really should have posted this one two weeks ago… Imagine, if you will, a delivery truck bringing chocolate
Imagine you are a particle of air way up in the atmosphere. An aircraft flies past 100ft above you, and for a moment you duck to let it pass by. This is a happy way of thinking about the local air movements
Aircraft height and speed are typically sampled once per second. Sometimes this is not good enough for the question we are trying to answer, for example “what was the vertical speed at the moment of touchdown?”.
We all get asked to agree to license agreements from time to time, and if you are anything like me, you won’t bother to read all the pages of small print before installing the latest software update. In
So it’s really easy to measure heading. You just get out a compass and it will point North. Easy, eh? But, you’ve guessed it, life is never that easy. Firstly, the compass in an aircraft has to compensate
Last week I had the pleasure of presenting to the European Business Aviation Safety Conference (EBASCON) in Munich. Sadly there was no time to visit the city centre, but it was a joy to meet old friends