Welcome!

My name is Nathan Precup. I am a scrappy aerospace engineer who get's things done. Explore this web page to learn a little more about me and the things I work on!

Work

My fascination with flight led me down a path to aerospace, where test engineering has become my career. I recently took a job as a flight test engineer at Quicksilver Aerospace. We are a small company that support and organize flight tests for FAA part 23 and 25 certification. Specifically I am responsible for software and data system development, at least when I am not supporting a flight test. Formerly I was the Operations Manager at the University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory (UWAL) where they provide wind tunnel testing services for industry and academic research.

Hobbies

It is not hard to get me excited about the world around me. In my spare time you might find me hiking or climbing, reading a book on astrodynamics, capturing night sky time lapse photography, learning a new programming language, or hacking on an electronics project. I scuba dive. I run. I sail. I beleive that one should always be expanding their horizons. It's a big world out there. Let's go explore it.

Education

I Graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Aeronautics & Astronautics in 2011. I had the oportunity while studying as an undergraduate to work part time at a wind tunnel for over 3 years, spend a summer gaining hands on research experience working in a plasma thruster lab, and study aeronautics for several months in France.

I have been pursuing an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington, while working full time. I expect to complete this degree this spring (2017).