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Nigel Speedy

Nigel Speedy
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Nigel Speedy started flying helicopters with the Australian Army and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He currently instructs at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California. Nigel enjoys flying his Van's RV-8 and the freedom of E/A-B to experiment.

Sawtooth Climb Performance

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A traditional flight test technique for determining Vx and Vy.

Using Level Accelerations to Determine Climb Performance

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A faster way to gather data over a wide range of conditions.

Safari 500

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I spent the a few hours wandering the warbirds area this morning looking in vain for a Sea Fury, my favorite of that era,...

Match the holes and the wings are done!

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A neat activity to watch or participate in is the "One Week Wonder". This year the aircraft of choice is the Vans RV-12, a...

Getting in through the traffic jam

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Bad weather hampered arrivals on Sunday morning but around 2pm the skies cleared and paved the way for folks to make it the last...

We still have work to do

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Well the trip to Oshkosh is well under way. Departing Friday afternoon from Tehachapi in California I stopped in Tucson to pick up Stephanie....

RV-8 on Ice

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The effects of icing on aircraft performance.

Safari 500 at Sun 'n Fun

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At Sun 'n Fun I had the opportunity to meet with Bobby and Delane Baker, the owners of Safari Helicopters. The Safari Helicopter line...

Is that plane smiling?

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Awoke to beautiful airshow weather today. The facilities at Homebuilt Camping are pretty fine, hot showers and a comfortable hospitality tent were a suitable...

Read the NOTAMs and Check for MiGs!

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After sitting out Tuesday due to weather, Wednesday turned out to be a perfect day to fly in. Leaving Mississippi early with a 20...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

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Increasing the weight of an aircraft will affect its performance in all phases of flight.

Letters

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Long Live Long-EZs! I really liked the article on the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience ...

Completions

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Builders share their successes.

Adequate Supply

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How to keep your engine happy.