MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - Experimental Study Group

Flying Helicopters and Eating Pizza

Philip Greenspun

Add to Calendar Jan/30 Fri 12:00PM-01:00PM 24-619

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/29
Limited to 25 participants
Prereq: None

Have you ever wondered how a helicopter is controlled? Or wanted a basic understanding of the aerodynamics of helicopters? Would you like to know how to hover, fly, and glide in a helicopter? Are you hungry for pizza? If you can answer yes to all of the foregoing then this class is for you. 

The leader is an MIT graduate from 46 years after the first practical helicopter. He is also an FAA-certificated helicopter instructor at East Coast Aero Club in Bedford, Massachusetts (Hanscom Field) as well as a former regional jet pilot for a Delta Airlines subsidiary

Sponsor(s): Experimental Study Group
Contact: Graham Ramsay, RAMSAY@MIT.EDU