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Introductory Aerodynamics - Wings
Basic Aerodynamics of Wings.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, starting at 19:30 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Dr. Paul Kutler
Brief Description:

This seminar is geared towards general aviation aircraft.  In this seminar, the basic aerodynamics of wings will be explained. The seminar will begin with a discussion of the aerodynamics of airfoils or two-dimensional wings, i.e., infinite wings. Definitions and nomenclature associated with airfoils will be introduced and explained.  How lift is produced on airfoils will be explained followed by a discussion of the lift, drag and moment coefficients of airfoils. A comparison of the difference between two-dimensional airfoils and finite wings will be mentioned that includes tip vortices and downwash. The components of drag associated with both two-dimensional airfoils and finite wings will be discussed.

Join us for a review of the principles that govern reasons why the aircraft we fly, fly.

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Location of Seminar:
West Valley Flying Club
1901 Embarcadero Rd.
Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Directions to Venue:

From Highway 101 head east toward the bay, turn left after the golf course.  West Valley Flying Club is the second driveway on the right. Overflow parking in the golf course lot.  

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 38 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
WVFC Member Services
Phone: (650) 856-2030
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Dr. Kutler is a new CFI at West Valley Flying Club and a lecturer at San Jose State University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Aviation and Technology. He teaches classes in Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics. He retired from the NASA Ames Research Center in 2001. His career began as a Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Scientist and subsequently led the Applied Computational Aerodynamics Branch and the Fluid Dynamics Division before retiring as the Deputy Director of the Information Sciences and Technology Directorate.



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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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