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Flight Test Fundamentals – ONLINE

50+ Lecture Hour(s)

This course provides the minimum knowledge to understand what Flight Testing is by covering a wide range of introductory subjects. This is commonly the first module test pilot and flight test engineer students will receive while attending a longer course at a Test Pilot School and is a pre-requisite for any further flight test courses. Instruction focuses on risk assessment, flight test instrumentation, report writing, civil certification, test planning, tests card creation and it leads up to the first item commonly evaluated in an aircraft, that of cockpit assessment. Upon completion of this course the students will gain an understanding of the flight test process from planning to execution, analysis and reporting for flight test purposes with reference primarily to civil specifications.

This course includes a personal Welcome and Overview session (1/2 hour) and a Q&A and Debrief session (1 hour) with an instructor on the academic team.


  • Introduction to Flight Test
  • Flight Test Instrumentation
  • Flight Test Safety and Risk Management
  • Test Card Preparation
  • Report Writing
  • Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
  • Cockpit Assessment
  • Civil Certification Process
  • Statistics for Flight Test
  • Other Introductory subjects

Start date:       Pre-recorded lectures on-demand
Duration:         50+ hours – optional on-site flying week available on demand at extra cost

Note: Price in USD. If you are based in Canada, please contact us for pricing including HST

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