Editor’s Note: Over the next two years, we’ll be hosting a series of GoFly Master Lectures where industry experts share advice, insights, and answer questions from anyone interested in participating in the GoFly Prize.
For the latest in our series of “Master Lectures,” we welcome Joe Nickerson, Flying Qualities Manager and Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing Vertical Lift in Philadelphia. Nickerson has experience in handing qualities, wind tunnel testing, and aeronautical engineering. Nickerson attended the University of Notre Dame and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has worked on a number of rotorcraft including the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, and the Comanche and Chinook helicopters.
In this lecture, he discusses designing devices with stability and control in mind.