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Practical Aeronautics
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Aeronautics, Aircraft Systems, & Jet Engine courses
Aeronautics, Aircraft Systems, & Jet Engine courses

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We spent some time at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum with some of our favorite aerospace enthusiasts, students from Wings Aerospace Academy! Read all about it on the Outreach section of our website. http://practicalaero.com/outreach/

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J58 turbojet which powered the SR-71 to speed in excess of Mach 3 (3 times the speed of sound) at altitudes exceeding 80,000 feet!
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Practical Aeronautics' owners and key personnel met earlier this month to plan for a successful 2017. We've come a long way from our humble beginnings in 2009 and appreciate the opportunities to help in your workforce development needs. We are proud to continue to serve and support the United States military, NASA, and private aerospace industries. Thank YOU for supporting our small business. #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #veteranownedbusiness
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We received our Veteran Owned Small Business status this month.  Practical Aeronautics is proud to stand tall with other Veteran Business Owners!
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PAI loves gaining inspiration from Colorado's future engineers!  Last week, John and Keith spent time with 8th graders from Wings Aerospace Academy, introducing basic aerodynamic concepts and applying those concepts to glider flight tests.
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2016-02-11
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On 12/16/15 Keith visited with Cub Scout Pack 462 (out of Centennial, CO) to help ensure they design the fastest pinewood derby cars for their upcoming race by teaching them all about aerodynamics!  The boys learned the importance of reducing friction and drag to increase their cars' speed, then applied the principles to airplanes.
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2015-12-18
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Ken and Keith try out a "selfie" at Huffman Prairie right near Wright-Patterson AFB.  This is the where the Wright Brothers learned to fly!  In the background is a replica of the catapult they used to launch their flyers so they could gain enough forward speed to take off.  Ken & Keith, being engine mafia guys, send a special shout out to Charlie Taylor, the Wrights’ mechanician who was instrumental in the design & construction of the Wright flyer engines and was the world’s first airfield manager!
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The PAI team recently got together in gratitude to celebrate a successful 2015.  As we reflect on all that we're thankful for we send out a "THANK YOU" for choosing Practical Aeronautics to help with your workforce development and continuing education needs!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Students from our, Introduction to Jet Engines, course last week in Dayton, OH,  were introduced to the fundamentals of the engine core (compressor, combustor, and turbine) and the various GTE propulsion systems in and OUT of the classroom.   Below are some pictures from the National Museum of the US Air Force. 
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2015-11-25
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