The course is aimed at experienced pilots and engineers in the military or civil industry or government agencies. It prepares students to undertake flight testing of aircraft including modifications and upgrades. The basic program has been adapted to the needs of various customers to focus on different flight test and aircraft categories, on-demand.
The basic program covers:
- Civil Aircraft Certification Process and Regulations
- Aircraft Performance Flight Tests
- Aircraft Flying Qualities testing
- Introduction to civil avionics and Human Machine Interface testing
- Optional add-on military modules available on demand
- Military airworthiness and Specifications
- Military Mission Systems testing – RADAR, EO, EW
- Stores Certification and Weapons testing
- Operational Test and Evaluation
The program comprises in excess of 120 lecture hours and a minimum of 20 flight hours. A minimum of 3 aircraft types are flown.
Start dates: On-demand
Duration: 6 weeks
The new facility features a 27,000 sq.ft. hangar, big enough to house ITPS’s expanding fleet of aircraft. The administration and classroom building have been extended by 15,000 square feet and feature six additional classrooms, a simulator centre, a state of the art Telemetry Room, additional student facilities and change rooms. The new building features additional briefing rooms, a flight crew ready room and much enlarged canteen area.
CYXU is a modern regional airport 5 nm north east of the city of London, Ontario. The airport is an international gateway airport with direct flights from Chicago and Detroit and Immigration and Customs facilities. It is as of 2009 the 20th busiest airport in Canada, which makes for efficient school operations with little to no delays due to traffic. The airport is south of Toronto and outside the Toronto (CYYZ) FIR and has close access to large sections of Class E and G airspace minimizing transit times for the execution of flight exercises which can be flown up to FL180 on a VFR flight plan but are Controlled VFR (CVFR) with flight control by Toronto Center above 12000 feet. Two dedicated test areas Delta and Juliet a low altitude one to 12000 and a high altitude one over Lake Huron, up to FL350, north west of London may be used by the school under an agreement with NAV Canada, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Authority. The school therefore enjoys a very favourable air traffic environment for its training operations.