In-Flight Simulation

Tom Ratvasky

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Mr. Tom Ratvasky is an icing flight research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center’s Icing Branch. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and an M.S. in Aeronautics from the George Washington University Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences. Over the past 18 years, he has conducted numerous experimental and flight investigations on icing effects on flight dynamics, ice contaminated tail plane stall, and Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) icing. Tom was the lead researcher in developing and validating the Ice Contamination Effects Flight Training Device, co-developed the training curriculum, and has provided ICEFTD demonstrations to over 150 pilots and engineers. Tom is a member of the ARAC Flight Test Harmonization Working Group and Engine Harmonization Working Group to support the development of new certification materials for SLD and ice crystal conditions. Tom is an FAA designated engineering representative (Flight Test Analyst).

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