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A collection of useful references for Design/Build/Test projects is provided below.


Application Guide for Obtaining a Supplemental Type Certification
The FAA regulations and requirements for certification of aircraft modifications and parts.

Federal Airmen Regulations (FARs)
A complete listing of federal regulations set by the FAA for aircraft operations including; piloting, design, and air services.

Structures Databases

MIL Handbook 5
A database of material properties, design criteria, and joint design maintained by the military.

Aircraft Databases

Searchable General Aviation Aircraft Database
A very complete database of general aviation aircraft including some business jets.

Aircraft Performance Database
A searchable database with aircraft performances. Several aircraft parameters can be set and the aircraft matching the parameters are given.

Performance Specs in Excel spreadsheet
An Excel spreadsheet containing an extensive database of aircraft performance specifications.


UICC Airfoil Database
A large database of airfoils maintained by Michael Selig of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. A database of interesting aerodynamic links are also maintained here.

The website for XFOIL a subsonic airfoil development system. XFOIL is a publicly available code, which can be downloaded at this website.


Purdue University Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Propulsion Website
An extensive database of rocket motors and turbojet engines. Some basic concepts of both turbojet and rocket engines are discussed. There is also tables of useful propulsion data.

Aviation News

A collection of aviation news articles and web links.

An aviation news service updated twice weekly.


Purdue University Webpage

Raisbeck Engineering Webpage