Rotorcraft Credit Courses

Graduate courses:

  • AERSP 407: Aerodynamics of V/STOL Aircraft — 407 Syllabus
  • AERSP 504: Rotorcraft Aerodynamics — 504 Syllabus
  • AERSP 506: Rotorcraft Dynamics — 506 Syllabus
  • AERSP 597J: Helicopter Stability and Control


Undergraduate courses:

  • AERSP 097S: Hands on Helicopter (First Year Seminar) — 097S Syllabus
  • AERSP 402A: Helicopter Preliminary Design — 402A Syllabus
  • AERSP 402B: Helicopter Detail Design
  • AERSP 407: Rotorcraft Aerodynamics — 407 Syllabus

Rotorcraft Short Course

Civilians and military personnel standing outside with an AH64 helicopter.

Penn State offers a comprehensive short course in rotary wing technology. This annual, 5-day course, designed for engineers, will introduce you to the basics and some of the latest advances in rotorcraft technology.

Lecturers, recognized as leaders in the field, will cover topics including:

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

Rotorcraft Supporting Departments

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