Date of Defense

Spring 4-17-2007

First Advisor

Tianshu Liu, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Second Advisor

Iskender Sahin, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Third Advisor

Javier Montefort, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering


A project was undertaken to design flight test methods for use in a university aeronautical engineering curriculum. Methods were tested for determining level flight performance and airspeed calibration through standardized procedures. Additionally, a simplified method for determining level flight performance using power off glides was designed. Testing indicated acceptable results with less complexity and reduced variability. Following data reduction of all methods tested, processes were refined and paperwork produced. The final designs are represented in a series of flight test procedure documents.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only