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Me, at the 1738 Müller organ in the Bavokerk in Haarlem, the Netherlands. This instrument has been played by Handel and Mozart, and is mentioned in Moby Dick: "Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not think you were inside the great Haarlem organ, and gazing upon its thousand pipes?" (In reality, this organ has more than 4,000 pipes—the largest of which, visible in the pedal tower behind me, are more than 32 feet long).

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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