The course provides training for engineers and technicians in aircraft flight test instrumentation including sensors, data acquisition, recording and telemetry within the context of developmental and certification flight tests. The course provides an understanding of the sensor and data acquisition requirements for aircraft flight tests, sensor selection, system design and integration, sensor installation and calibrations.
The course is complemented by a practical project during which they will also design, integrate bench tests and qualify a data acquisition system for a fixed or rotary wing aircraft during the course. The course will address the engineering aspects of instrumenting an airplane, paying attention to issues relating to engineering best practices and airworthiness. The course is comprised of the following modules:
- Introduction to Flight Testing
- General Flight Test Instrumentation
- Data acquisition system design and integration
- Sensor selection
- Wire harnesses
- Strain gauges
- EMI and EMC
- Telemetry Systems
- Time Space Position Information (TSPI)
Start dates: June annually
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.