• 55th Annual Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology

    August 8–12, 2022 | State College, PA

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About the Short Course

More comprehensive than ever, this five-day, in-person course is designed for engineers. Lecturers who are recognized as leaders in the field will cover a variety of topics.

  • Aerodynamics
  • Dynamics
  • Stability and control
  • Structures
  • Acoustics
  • Propulsion and drivelines

For details on the topics, visit the Session Descriptions page.

Continuing Education Units

Earn 3.15 CEUs with the 55th Annual Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on a standard of 1 unit per 10 hours of classroom instruction. Upon completion of this course, each participant will be awarded a certificate for the CEUs earned.

I liked the breadth of information covering many aspects of rotorcraft. I also liked how approachable many of the topics were. As someone with a aero background but no rotorcraft experience it was easy to pick up most of the topics and follow along.

— Past participant

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