Nicholas Nick Cyganski
My name is Nick Cyganski, and I'm out to discover the world of General Aviation on the east coast of the United States.  By day, I'm an engineering student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) studying Robotics Engineering. By night, I'm an aspiring entrepreneur in central Massachusetts.  I am an accomplished 3D graphics expert, film producer, and Java programmer, who loves finding the intersection of business and esthetics.  When I find the time to relax, you'll find me on long biking trips, on my speed-boat, enjoying the warm weather with friends.
Worcester Regional Airport Nicholas Cyganski
My Inspiration
There are a number of contributors to YouTube and ShareAviation.com that I would like to mention in particular as being an inspiration to my channel;
MrAviation101, steveo1kinevo, FlightChops, and MzeroA.
The Plane
N8027F is a 1977 ­ Piper Warrior II PA28 151, with an upgraded  160hp TBO 2000 Lycoming O-­320­-E3D.  I am a partial owner of the airplane and its holding company, along with two WPI faculty/staff.  To John, I owe a huge thank you for introducing me to aircraft ownership and helping me immensely to finish my training.
Nick Cyganski Boeing 737
My Projects
Anyone who knows me knows that I love having a dozen side-projects going at any time.  For a complete list, see my LinkedIn page , but here are the aviation related projects that may interest my viewers in particular.
Design, fabrication, and construction, of a high fidelity, one to one
simulation of a Boeing 737-800NG cockpit and associated systems,
including 120 degree visuals and simulation software integration.
Runway recognition, taxiway rejection, and marking analysis done in
OpenCV. The next step is to combine this with a simulated stereo vision
collected from a Piper Warrior within Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d 2.4 and
a ground feature database for additional feature tracking right down to
approach minimums. The database also includes taxiway and parking
information for ground operations. The database will be managed with
eXist DB on a local server.
The Autonomous Cargo Aircraft Project (ACAP) is a long time period
simulation that simulates the addition of autonomous cargo aircraft
in the national airspace system to gain knowledge about the viability
of such a network. The simulation takes realtime traffic, weather, and
commodity prices, into consideration.
Eventually, the two autonomous aircraft projects will be combined to
simulate a completely autonomous network of virtual aircraft undertaking
the daily operations of a real fleet of autonomous aircraft.
Autonomous Cargo Aircraft
The Plan
When I was barely old enough to remember, my father took me flying only a few times before a bout with cancer and worsening eyesight spelled the end of his flying career.  It has always been a dream of mine to fly since then.  I made some difficult financial decisions in the past year to make aircraft ownership possible, so I am looking forward to sharing my experiences for at least three years while I am still living in New England.  The ultimate goal is to move to the Sunshine State of Florida with my family to continue my entrepreneurial ventures.