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NASA and DLR to continue helicopter aerodynamics cooperation

NASA and DLR to continue helicopter aerodynamics cooperation

The US aerospace agency NASA and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have signed two agreements on further scientific cooperation in the aeronautics sector. Both partners want to work together on the research topics of aircraft noise simulation and the improvement of helicopter aerodynamics. The agreements were adopted at the… Read more »

Source: DLR, 18-Jun-15

AHS Mourns the Passing of Ray Prouty

AHS Mourns the Passing of Ray Prouty

It is with great sadness that AHS International recognizes the passing of one of the rotorcraft community’s pioneers, Ray Prouty, who passed away on Friday, September 26. He was 88. In addition to his achievements in the technical field, Prouty was known for his generosity and commitment in sharing his knowledge with others, in particular… Read more »

Source: AHS, 09-Oct-14

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Gain an Understanding of Helicopter Aerodynamics at Heli-Expo 2014

Gain an Understanding of Helicopter Aerodynamics at Heli-Expo 2014

Helicopter Aerodynamics without Equations presents difficult and often misunderstood helicopter aerodynamic concepts, removing the equations, ambiguity, and myth. Attend this informative course and receive four free personalized electronic books! Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume 1 by Ray Prouty Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume 2 by Ray Prouty Cyclic and Collective by Shawn Coyle The Little Book of Autorotations by Shawn Coyle It’s not too… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Feb-14

Howard ‘Pat’ Curtiss Jr., master of helicopter aerodynamics, dies

Howard ‘Pat’ Curtiss Jr., master of helicopter aerodynamics, dies

Howard “Pat” Curtiss Jr., an authority on the aerodynamics of helicopters who helped design generations of vertical-takeoff aircraft for many companies, died Sept. 20 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 82 and the cause was bladder cancer. Curtiss, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University for 33 years, earned… Read more »

Source: Princeton University, 30-Sep-12

Eagle Eye Solutions offers “Helicopter Aerodynamics without Equations” one-day seminar

Eagle Eye Solutions offers “Helicopter Aerodynamics without Equations” one-day seminar

On Saturday, September 11th 2010, Eagle Eye Solutions, LLC will present a very unique one-day program taught by the legendary Ray Prouty. The program, “Helicopter Aerodynamics without Equations” has something to offer for anyone in the rotorwing industry. Pilots, Student Pilots, Flight Instructors, Flight Instructor Candidates, Accident Investigators, Engineering Students, Aerodynamic Students or ANYONE with… Read more »

Source: Eagle Eye Solutions, 31-Jul-10

Eagle Eye Solutions proudly announces the release of Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume II

This highly anticipated release of the second volume of Ray Prouty’s articles from 1992-2004 is a must for the rotorcraft library.  The new Volume II was compiled by Shawn Coyle, author of the highly acclaimed Cyclic & Collective.

Source: Vertical, 23-Sep-09