Aerodynamicist and Inventor Leonard Greene

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Aerodynamicist and Inventor Leonard Greene

November 20, 2012 by  
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Known primarily for his significant contributions to aviation technology, Leonard Michael Greene (1918-2006) was an American inventor who held over two-hundred patents. Many of Greene’s patents are related to aviation which one of the most noteworthy being his Aircraft Stall Warning device …

Aircraft Flight Will Be Revolutionized By Biomimicry

December 4, 2008 by  
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The science of Biomimicry is not new to the scientific world, but every now and then it is taken to a whole new level. While aircraft have long been roughly designed in imitation of birds, they has always had certain set characteristics that set them apart. It seems all that is about to change.

Pratt & Whitney Team With Airbus For Turbofan Testing

October 22, 2008 by  
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Airbus has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to conduct a series of flight tests designed to evaluate the PW1000G technology demonstrator engine. The engine features Pratt & Whitney’s patented Geared Turbofan (GTF). This is one of a number of tests that will be conducted by Airbus along with various major engine manufacturers.

Cirrus Gets Ready for Test Campaign

August 8, 2008 by  
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The striking new Cirrus Vision SJ50 V1 has already managed to accumulate 25 hours of test flight since it first took to the skies on July 3. Now it seems that it is ready to undergo a rather rigorous test campaign, which will ultimately help to validate the technology required to finish off the aircraft.

Aerodynamics – Essential for Effective Flight

September 10, 2007 by  
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Aerodynamics is the study of the motion of air and other gases and their effects on a body in movement, as well as the effects of moving air on stationary objects. The word aerodynamics is derived from the two Greek words: “aerios”, relating to air, and “dynamis”, meaning force. The principles of aerodynamics have been utilized in many industries, such as the automobile industry, heating and ventilation and various aspects of engineering, as well as in the field of sports, notably cycling. Without a doubt though, since the invention of “heavier-than-air” flight, air travel is the leader in the field of aerodynamics.

Radio Controlled Airplanes – A Fantastic Hobby for Aviation Enthusiasts

July 9, 2007 by  
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Some would argue that radio controlled (“RC”) airplanes are the domain of those who didn’t have what it took to become a pilot. But the ever-expanding fan-base of people who participate in this hobby will tell you that that is not true. Many RC Airplane controllers are skilled pilots while others have never even flown before.