BEFA Flying Study Club

This is an opportunity for aviators to learn as well as to share their flying experiences.

• The host is Fred Quarnstrom, and each monthly topic is unique.

• A topic is presented once a month on the third Saturday at 10 – 11:45 am via Zoom meeting.

• After the presentation, there will be an interactive discussion.

Everyone is welcome to join the Zoom meeting, including nonmembers!



July 18, 2020 Topic

 “Design Maneuvering Speed (Va)”

Facilitated by Bob Stoney

What is design maneuvering speed and how is it computed at various weights?  Bob will give a presentation on maneuvering speed Va in relation to last month’s discussion regarding maneuvering speed when the engine becomes quiet.

Bob Stoney retired from the Navy as a Captain and has been a Test Pilot with the FAA since 2002 first in Wichita, KS and then in Seattle 2005.