Learn Practical Transonic and Sweptwing Aerodynamics Insights
This course addresses High Performance Jet Operations through a self-paced review of transonic and swept-wing aerodynamics. The discussion develops from a review of high-performance aerodynamic principles and seamlessly flows into the practical application of concepts essential to high-performance jet pilots.
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StartPart 1: Speed Margins and Shockwave Development (11:17)
StartPart 2: Mach Tuck, Design Developments, and Sweptback Wing (14:33)
StartPart 3: Slow Speed Flight and Speed Divergence (12:59)
StartPart 4: Stall Characteristics, Design Developments, and Coffin Corner (16:38)
StartPart 5: Thrust-limited Envelope and High Altitude Slowdown (13:39)
StartPart 6: Multi-crew CRM during Upsets (12:01)
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Clarke is based at APS Headquarters at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) in Mesa, Arizona USA. His career spans a wide spectrum of aviation to include: the US Navy an F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot, commercial flight operations as an airline captain at a major US air carrier, as well as general aviation experience starting as a teenager with his own airplane in light pistons, that later expanded into gliders and float planes. Clarke has over 15,000 flight hours, is a 6-time Master CFI, and is now in his 17th year specializing in the development and delivery of APS' world-class Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) solutions.
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