December 23, 2015 - VAC has been a
consultant to Mooney
International since a wind tunnel test at Kansas State University
in July 2015 all in an effort to get their M10 Proof of Concept (POF)
into the air for it's maiden flight which took place - December 23,
2015. VAC has been helping with wind tunnel testing, stability &
control analysis, aerodynamics and flight testing. The POC pictured
below has been painted a beautiful Matterhorn white and performed
in the Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino Airport April 30th and May
1st, 2016. Mooney management would like VAC to be a long term relationship.
November 25, 2015 - Paul T. Glessner
was shown discussing the advantages of Vehicle Aerodynamics during
Jay Leno's Garage's
7th episode (Design of the Times) of its inaugral season. It was CNBC's
most watched pilot. Jay personally called Paul months prior to the
June 10th filming at Willow Springs Racetrack in Rosamond, CA. "It
was an incredible experience and both Jay and his crew are most accommodating,"
February 10, 2014 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Consultants was given a follow-on 10 month contract with ATK,
Composite Engineering, Inc.'s
(CEi) prime contractor. VAC led both a successful renovation of
the quarter scale transonic model to include the rocket assisted take-off
(RATO) assembly and a low speed RATO wind tunnel test at San Diego's
Low Speed Wind Tunnel. VAC oversaw, analyzed, and reported on data
obtained from the previous transonic wind tunnel test held in conjunction
with sub-contractor, CEi. VAC accompanied and assisted the ATK wind
tunnel team members for supersonic test of the missile at NRC's facility
in Ottawa, Canada. VAC consulted, oversaw, and analyzed methods to
physically launch the MSST vehicle and its myriad of aerodynamic transitions.
One of ATK's Letters of Recommendation.
February 11, 2013 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Consultants was hired for five months to work on-site at Composite
Engineering, Inc. (CEi) to manage the refinement of ATK's quarter
scale Multi-Stage Supersonic Target (MSST) transonic wind tunnel model
to include control surface hinge and bending moment strain gauges,
the actual transonic test itself and the subsequent results and begin
the test report. Test successfully completed with all 6-DOF data obtained.
was the prime-contractor for the program.
November 21, 2011 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Consultants were invited to meet and discuss a 2015 FORD design with
a Tier 1 supplier, Shape Corporation.
VAC, Inc. flew to their offices allowing more employees to benefit
by the visit versus only two key individuals coming to VAC's California
Some of their appreciative comments: "Thank
you for taking the time from your schedule to help us better understand
the aerodynamic effects being placed on and around our areas of the
vehicle. Your presentations were very informative and communicated
that information in an easy to understand approach. We really liked
hearing the stories that seemed to tie everything together. ... Later
this week we will be meeting with (major US automotive manufacturer)
and we will surely be in a better position."
May 13, 2011 - TRAXXAS
Radio Controlled vehicles asked VAC, Inc. to come to Plano and study
an upcoming design - the XO-1. VAC bettered their design needs on
several fronts: drag, speed and - stability. The advertisement and
speaks for itself. This video
is a review of the XO-1 by R/C Car Action; VAC, Inc. helped with how
the car 'sucks down' w/speed per the narrator.
May 29, 2009 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Consultants were instrumental in the refinement of Mission
Motors's the Mission
One electric motorcycle prior racing at the Isle
of Man's TTXGP. Excerpt from the company, "We recently
and on very short order turned around a bodywork design with your
teachings in mind. You can view both pics and results on our
blog. Oh, and just so you know, with the lessons you taught us,
we were able to get a great deal more efficiency out of the bike as
well as a great deal more top speed!" Start
of Misson One's race. Recent
2012 update point on a newer - Mission R.
March 7, 2009 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Consultants' Paul T. Glessner was highlighted in American Auto Racings
& Writers Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) in
their March monthly newsletter
showing Paul's beginnings with respect to aerodynamics and
a good showing at the 1983 Indy 500.
February 19, 2009 - Paul T. Glessner
and VAC, Inc was requested by the The
United States Industry Coalition (USIC) to independently
review a project proposal titled “Drag and Noise Reduction for
November 17, 2008 - Paul T. Glessner
was General Chairman of the Inaugural
Global Wind Tunnel Symposium held during the AeroTestAmerica
convention at the Ft. Worth Convention
Center. Leading Edge Media and Events stated how much of a success
it was due to Mr. Glessner's handling of the two day symosium and
is being invited to help oversee future events in Baltimore, Manchester,
UK and at the Von Karman Institute in Brussels.
November 5, 2008 - SEMA
afforded Paul T. Glessner and Vehicle Aerodynamics Consultants, Inc.
to be interviewed by Daytona Dayton. The interview
regarded erodynamics and Mark Donohue, of course. The audio link
has been taken down for some reason that needed a minimum of IE
December 4, 2007 - SAE
provided VAC Inc's Vehicle Aerodynamics seminar at
Performance Racing Industries
(PRI) was both most enjoyable and successful. The student
base included Jonathan Summerton
racing for America in the A1 GP.
October 24, 2007 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Consultants to go 330mph !!! VAC, Inc. joins
Terry Haddock's NHRA/IHRA Funny Car team as a
sponsor for both the Las Vegas and Pomona races.
October 10, 2007 - VAC, Inc. and Airtab,
Inc. collaborate to market & sell more Airtabs.
September 30, 2007 - VAC, Inc. associates
with Alpine Motorsports
Club to facilitate seminars there for their clientele.
VIR, Virginia International Raceway
positively interested as well as other membership driving facilities
once funded and built.
September 24, 2007 - Grand-American
hosts Vehicle Aerodynamics Consultants again during the Infineon race
for input on refinements to the Daytona Prototypes; the same vehicles
that endure the 24 Hours of Daytona.
August 12. 2007 - Agent
47's 2007 Mustang GT >> One bad
Mustang aided in its design by VAC's Paul T. Glessner.
June 6, 2007 - Paul T. Glessner, VAC,
Inc. teams with DiMora
to build the $2 Million Dollar ~
March 30, 2007 - University
of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
February 1, 2007 - Ridley Park (Pennsylvania)
News. (PDF 1117K)
February 21, 2006 - XCOR
Aerospace Teams with Silicon Graphics
and Metacomp for Next-Generation Space Vehicle Design
January 27, 2006 - ERAU:
Aerodynamicist Shares Knowledge (new site forthcoming)
December 08, 2005 - Long
Beach Grunion Gazette, Street Profile
~ Prior to Incorporation ~
June 21, 1999 -
DESIGN NEWS: Suuundaaay thunder goes high(er) tech (two
thirds towards the bottom of link)