Short Course in Flight Mechanics

Introduction to flight mechanics, flight dynamics, flying qualities and flight simulation of fixed wing aircraft. Review of aerodynamic fundamentals with a particular focus on aerodynamic coefficients and derivatives. Brief review of aircraft propulsion. Aircraft performance, longitudinal and lateral trim, stability and control. Aircraft equations of motion, axis transformations and state space modelling. Longitudinal and lateral transfer functions. Introduction to flying qualities, ratings, specifications, flight test and analysis techniques. Introduction to 6 degree of freedom flight simulation.
Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Client Information Centre
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Course Duration: 

4 days

Cost: 

R 4600.00

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