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"While I am not an engineer or a major technical type, I enjoy the discipline
of aerodynamics and was pleased at how Paul was able to explain its intricacies
to individuals like me."
"The amount of info in one day was 'unexpected.' This indepth class
answered a lot of questions; every racer needs to hear this."
"The class was very thought provoking and certainly recharged my enthusiasm
in aerodynamics. You clearly explained that there is much more to it than
drag coefficients and wing angles which are only the top of the tip of
the aerodynamic iceberg. Your example that what happens to air flow under
the wing is just as important as to what happens to air flow over the
wing put a new perspective on aerodynamics. Even though I have spent many
hours in a wind tunnel, I am now looking at this science differently than
I have in the past. Also, the web sites that you referenced were a great
addition to the seminar."
"Magnificently well informed and experienced
"I really enjoyed your seminar. It was one of those deals where I didn't
even know if I should attend. ..., so I decided to reward myself by coming
early for your class. But still, how could anyone cover aerodynamics in
one day? Would the math be over my head? Luckily you did it just right.
You covered a lot of info, touched on the basics and showed how much there
was to still be uncovered. I can hardly remember the last time I was this
excited about a subject and ready to expand my knowledge further about
race car aero. Thanks for getting me excited. Hope to keep hearing from
"I think that your talk was the very epitome of what SAE intends for
its Industrial Leadership Program. ... The level was just right, the relevance
and interest of the topic was high, and the additional 'gee-whiz' type
of information is the sort of thing that we just can't get enough of.
You made quite an impression on the members of the SAE Collegiate Branch
"I learned more in a 30 minute discussion with Paul about aero than
I had learned in 30 years of professional racing."
"There will be a waiting list to attend this seminar... I am glad you
did not skip anything... The knowledge I gained will be beneficial to
my customers as I build the knowledge gained into their finished product...
People will not gain this kind of information reading books alone... Your
seminar will be on the top of my 'Brag List' ... The chance to meet and
talk to John Dinkel and Paul Van Valkenburgh was 'icing on the cake.'...Your
class is CLASS!"
"I highly recommend that your son contact him if he is interested in
pursuing a career in vehicle design. Paul has tremendous knowledge of
the subject, great industry contacts and a true passion for what he does."
"I learned more in this seminar than in my fluids and aero courses."
Gator Motorsports would like to thank SAE International for the opportunity
to host Mr. Paul Glessner as an industrial lecturer the other week. Mr.
Glessner's presentation included a wealth of technical insights and practical
applications, and was absolutely wonderful for all of our members interested
in aerodynamic design (and even some that aren't). The chance to interface
with Mr. Glessner during and after his lecture provided a lot of detail
into the smaller facets of this year's aerodynamic design. His assistance
and advice has been central to our design phase. Having the chance to
showcase our designs and receive in person criticisms was an immense benefit
to finalizing our undertray design for this season.
"It is obvious you have done your homework and really put on an informative
"Learned far more than I thought before the course. I will definitely
apply what I have learned today to my racecars. ... I knew a lot would
be applicable to the open wheeled cars but I also got a few ideas for
my GT6 as well. I now have a far better understanding of what helps and
what hinders a vehicle's handling and performance. For those that attended,
we not only received a book on race car aerodynamics but now get Paul's
advice and help on our race cars through his 'aero insurance,' and I intend
to make the most of it. "
"Just having a good overview of various principles and techniques was
very helpful. Great Job, Thanks!"
"We had a great response last year from his seminar and will be sanctioning
another one this year. His background is fascinating and would benefit
anyone desiring to further their education about aerodynamics."
"Good points: VERY well documented, Excellent handouts, Great ability
to change the lesson plan in mid-stream relative to the audience and Clear
"We feel that it is a great honor to have you give a lecture about such
a fascinating topic."
"I really enjoyed your presentation and I know a lot of other people
did as well. We all enjoyed hearing the stories with famous principal
players besides the section on what does and does not work aerodynamically."
'Last week, we had the privilege of having Paul
T. Glessner as our guest lecturer. His lecture was very interesting and
fit the interests of our entire group.'
'Last week Paul T. Glessner visited University of Oklahoma and gave a
very informative seminar. The Seminar was attended by more than 25 students.
The seminar was informative, and educational. School of Aerospace and
Mechanical Engineering at University of Oklahoma greatly appreciate the
seminar given by Mr. Glessner.'
'The seminar last week with Paul T. Glessner was a success.
We had over 50 students visit from several neighbouring Universities in
central Ontario, along with local SAE professional members and UofT faculty
'The students who attended greatly enjoyed how Mr. Glessner was able
to break down the different aspects of Aerodynamics so that every student
from the beginning Freshman to the Graduate student was able to take what
was said and grasp the idea without trouble. Additionally, the stories
Mr. Glessner told us about his first-hand experience with several of the
aspects brought in a first-hand real-world explanation that further helped
explain the concepts. The lecture was interesting and was so captivating
that at the end of the talk we could not believe that it had started 2+
hours before, the time felt to have flown by.'
"Based on the good reviews and/or comments that come my way, ... I do
like your work. And the students seem very interested in your topic. You
are one of my lecturers that receive multiple invitations. ...You should
feel very proud that you can make an impression on these young engineering
"Would you recommend the seminar to your colleagues and friends? YES!"
Updated April 5, 2012
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