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Operational Test and Evaluation Course

53 Lecture Hour(s)
4 Flight Hour(s)
4 Simulation Hour(s)
3 Week(s)
Minimum of 2 Aircraft Types Flown

This course is aimed at aviation professionals (pilots, operational aircrew, and engineers) involved in procurement decisions as well as ongoing fleet and weapon systems capability improvement. The course is designed to give Operational Aircrew the tools required to efficiently and effectively plan and report on OT&E and to carry out flight testing in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. It provides Weapons Systems Managers, Test Managers, Engineering Staff and Program Office personnel an intimate understanding of OT&E as a tool to support intelligent acquisition decisions and as an integral part of ongoing airworthiness activities. The course is tailored to personnel supporting either fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft.


No minimum admission requirements. Candidates should preferably be experienced operational pilots or graduate engineers with military or industry experience.


  • Introduction to Operational Flight Test
  • Safety and Risk Management in Flight Test
  • Technical and Operational Airworthiness
  • Certification and Qualification Process
  • Understanding Customer Requirements
  • Test Planning
  • Test Card Preparation
  • Report Writing
  • Avionics Testing
  • Airframe Testing
  • Weapons Testing
  • EO/IR Testing
  • Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
  • ALSE/Escape Systems
  • OT&E for Maintenance & Servicing
  • Digital Flight Control Systems
  • Cockpit Workload
  • Synthetic Training Devices
  • Developing Tactics, Techniques, Procedures

Start date:       On-site in May/June 2024
Duration:         3 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.

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