This website has been a long time in the making.
I started modifying my cars in 2012, during a time of high gas prices. But until recently I haven't had any background or education in engineering (aside from several years working as an organ builder). My degrees were all in music, including a master's from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and doctoral study at the University of Illinois. In 2018 I decided to go back to school and earned an Associate in Engineering Science from Parkland College in Champaign, IL in 2021. Currently, I am a student in the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Frustrated with the misinformation, bad advice, and outright lies found online whenever the subject of aerodynamics comes up, I decided to start Amateur Aerodynamics as a free online resource with articles on basic aerodynamic theory, testing techniques you can use at home, and documentation of my own testing. I hope you find it useful.
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