Faces in Aviation: Bill Feuerstein, FAA Tech Center Engineer

My name is Bill Feuerstein, and I work in the lab engineering branch. My job, essentially, is to make sure that all the people that work at the Tech Center in the labs have the physical infrastructure they need to be able to perform their mission. Yeah, we’re bringing in a lot of labs at once in one space, and the reason to do that is so they can collaborate. There’s less miscommunication when you have an open environment. I

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Connected Aircraft Overview | The Connected Aircraft | Honeywell Aviation

Connectivity, already transforming the world we live in, is now creating a revolutionary opportunity to transform the aerospace industry. The incredible amount of data generated in flight is changing the way an airplane operates. From takeoff, to landing, to maintenance, making it smarter and more efficient. The revolution brings immense opportunity to increase an aircraft’s flight efficiency, productivity and availability, as well as reduce its operating costs all while delivering a more comfortable, efficient and safer experience for passengers. Honeywell

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Faces in Aviation: Stephanie Divito, FAA Tech Center Meteorologist

I’m an energetic person who has a real passion for weather. My interest started young and also my maiden name is Winter. Aircraft facing research at the Tech Center covers both ground icing, so when you go to the airport and you’re flying in the wintertime, there sometimes can be ice that builds up on the outside of the aircraft while you’re sitting there, and that has to be removed before you can take off. The other thing we look

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CU Boulder Bridges to Prosperity 2018 Campaign

Hello, and welcome to the CU Bridges to Prosperity crowdfunding page. Bridges to Prosperity is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to ensure safe access to basic human needs for everyone. As of right now, there are several communities suffering from rural isolation. They live across rivers that can be flooded for weeks at a time leaving them unable to access markets, schools, and even healthcare. In an attempt to remedy this, communities are often forced to build and

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The Secret of Flight 5: Stability and Control

(light music) (air whooshing) – [Narrator] The Secret of Flight, a series of programs on aerodynamics. Program 5: Stability and Control. Your host is Dr. Alexander Lippisch. – Today we want to talk about stability and control of an aircraft. You know, it is often said that if you have an engine with enough power, even you could fly a barn door. Now, I must doubt that. Well, I couldn’t make the experiment with the barn door right in here

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The Impossible Flight Prologue

A mission, like no other. A plane powered only by the Sun. Set to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. “What we do in the air, we can do on the ground, and this is our message.” This journey will push the limits of technology. “It’s made of fabric, it’s made of carbon, and you can rake it with your finger.” It will test the endurance of its pilots. “If something’s wrong, just one thing, they could

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Chief Test Pilot: Aviation Safety is Personal

Building machines that fly through the air is just an amazing thing to be able to be part of. Being a test pilot, it’s not enough to just do your job every day. I take safety in aviation extremely personally because we know that it could be our own families that are going to be on those planes. We’re not ever going to stop until we have it right. I’m Jim Webb, and I’m a chief test pilot at The

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The Secret of Flight 1: Preview

(pleasant, lively music) (jet engine roaring) – [Announcer] The Secret of Flight, a new series of programs on aerodynamics. For our first program, we present a preview of things to come. Your host is Dr. Alexander Lippisch. (machine whirring) – We called this series of programs “The Secret of Flight.” And we could have probably called it also the mystery story of the streamline, to be up-to-date. And you might wonder what’s all this secret about? Can’t you buy yourself

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Aviation and Aeronautics Academy

The Aviation Academy is a program where you get to fly in the mornings, so I am a part of the professional pilot program and half of my day is spent flying airplanes or doing ground school. In this academy you get to learn skills like how to use tools to work on planes, how planes fly and how they work. So in this Academy they train you how to fly in a Cessna 172 you learn how to safely

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