A July 17 lecture at The Museum of Flight in Seattle looks at how flight test programs are undertaken to develop aircraft flight manuals, and how the information in a flight manual is used to determine aircraft airfield performance and cross-country flight planning in a light, twin-engine aircraft, using the Beechcraft P58 Baron as an example.
This 2 p.m. lecture is geared to aviators of all levels of experience, as well as those who have an interest in aircraft performance. The program features Larry Timmons, president of Aircraft Engineering Specialists, Inc., and engineering aerodynamicist and author Jack Shannon. During this lecture, Timmons describes how aircraft performance is determined, then Shannon describes a typical flight from Boeing Field to San Diego, a flight he has flown many times in his Beechcraft 58P Baron, and shares his best techniques for a safe and efficient flight. Shannon and Timmons will field audience questions after the presentation, and follow with a book signing. The program is in the William M. Allen Theater, and free with museum admission.
For more information: 206-764-5720 or MuseumOfFlight.org.