18 Sept, 2021, Los Angeles, CA, in Redondo Beach at the beautiful
Sonesta Hotel Redondo Beach (previously Crowne Plaza) overlooking
the marina, beach, bikepath, shops, and the famous King Harbor pier.

presented by Dr. Daniel P. Raymer, President, Conceptual Research Corporation.
Click here for the course description and outline. Seats are limited so reserve today!

This is a special one-day version of Dan Raymer's amazingly-useful class in Aircraft Configuration Design Layout, Loft, & CAD, and is intended as an advanced follow-on for the popular 5-day Aircraft Design Short Course.

Developed for those who, like Raymer, actually work in new aircraft configuration layout, this class provides an expert's insight into the subject covering topics such as fuselage layout for minimum drag and cost, wing layout for optimal aerodynamics, and the classical lofting methods upon which current practice is based. The class also discusses modern computerized lofting mathematics as used in Computer-Aided Design systems, and includes advice on the best way to use CAD for aircraft concept design.

The class is shortened by removing background material and duplication with Raymer's 5-day design class, so this 1-day version is only recommended for those who have taken that class already or are already broadly familiar with such methods. Feel free to take both classes - many do!

For more details and a course outline, click here.


The class will be conducted from 8:00am to about 5pm. Participants will receive a full set of bound Lecture Notes and a signed completion certificate suitable for framing.


The class is being presented at the Sonesta Hotel Redondo Beach, 15 minutes from LAX and in the heart of the South Bay beach tourist area overlooking the Pacific Ocean and King Harbor Marina. The hotel features a gourmet restaurant, swimming pool, European Day Spa, Gold's Gym, bike rentals, and a shuttle bus to the airport. You can walk to over 15 ocean front or ocean view dining spots, take a shuttle to area shopping malls, or even book a sailboat or a whale-watching cruise! Popular tourist attractions such as Hollywood, Venice Beach, the Queen Mary, and Disneyland are nearby.

To stay at the Sonesta Hotel, book online or call 310 318-8888. Government and AAA rates may be available. Other nearby hotels include the Redondo Beach Hotel which is across the street, and the affordable Holiday Inn Hermosa Beach which is a pleasant 5-10 minute walk.


The course fee of $820 includes tuition and lecture notes. Hotel accommodations, transportation from the airport, and meals are not included.

Normally we would ask you to make payment upon registration, but in this Covid19 era please do NOT send payment until requested. Please fill out and send in the registration form below or provide the same information via email. We'll hold your seat, and request payment 4-6 weeks before the course date.

For further information or to request an in-house class quote, contact Conceptual Research Corporation

REGISTRATION FORM - Dan Raymer's Aircraft Configuration Layout, Loft, & CAD Course

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Aircraft Configuration Layout, Loft, & CAD Course (18 Sept, 2021)

Sorry, no AIAA or SAE discounts apply.

If your organization's payment procedures require additional effort by CRC to obtain payment, such as reviewing and signing a Purchase Order and/or registering in your financial payment system, a $400 processing fee must be added.

Cancellations Policy: [The usual Cancellation Policy below is waived due to the Covid situation and the fact that payments aren't being requested until 4-6 weeks before the class. But please, don't sign up unless you are 95% certain to attend!]
Cancellations must be emailed no later than 32 days before the start of the course and are subject to a $100 cancellation fee plus deduction for non-recoverable PayPal fees. Conceptual Research Corporation reserves the right to cancel any class up to 31 days before the scheduled start date and accepts no liability for expenses incurred due to that cancellation, including but not limited to purchase of non-refundable airline tickets. In this unlikely event, those registered will be notified immediately and a full refund will be issued. Should a severe medical or personal emergency prevent Dr. Raymer from personally conducting all or part of this short course, it will be cancelled if determined prior to 31 days before the scheduled start date or if after, a highly-qualified substitute lecturer will present Dr. Raymer's material. This has never happened and it isn't expected to happen this time!

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