Course detail: Airplane Flight Dynamics - ONLINE
Participants in this course learn an overview of airplane static and dynamic stability and control theory and applications, as well as classical control theory and applications to airplane control systems. An overview of flying qualities and regulations is included.
- General airplane equations of motion
- Review of basic aerodynamic concepts
- Longitudinal aerodynamic forces and moments
- Lateral-directional aerodynamic forces and moments
- Thrust forces and moments
- The concept of static stability
- Applications of the steady state airplane equations of motion
- Effects of the flight control system; control forces
- Applications of the perturbed state equations of motion
- Dynamic stability: short period, phugoid, Dutch Roll, spiral and roll mode
- Review of flying qualities criteria
- Introduction to human pilot transfer functions
- Synthesis of stability augmentation systems
When this course is offered online for open enrollment delivery, it meets for 11 live-online sessions held 3 times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) for 1.5 hours with additional 30 minutes of Q&A directly following each of the live-online sessions. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day.
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Who Should Attend?
Aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers needing to learn more about flight dynamics, along with pilots with some engineering background, government research laboratory personnel, engineering managers and educators.
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Early Online Registration fee: $2,195*
Regular Online Registration fee: $2,395
*Early registration fee is available if you register and pay at least 7 days prior to the course start
Registration is open until the first day of the course; however, early registration is encouraged.
The online course fee includes individual access to the Zoom course meetings and to course materials, readings, videos, and resources in Blackboard, the University of Kansas Learning Management System.
The textbook(s) required for this course must be purchased separately. Students should buy the class text, Airplane Flight Dynamics and Automatic Flight Controls Part I by Jan Roskam - ISBN: 1884885179. Paperback copies of the book are available in the usual online bookstores, but if students buy it directly from DARcorporation, they will receive a 20% discount using the code Roskam-20 in the DARcoporation online store.
Digital copies of the text are available only at Amazon for $9.95.
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.
Canada Department of National Defence Discount
This course is available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
Flight Tests and Aircraft Performance
Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
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