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Operational Test and Evaluation Course

60+ Lecture Hour(s)
3 Flight Hour(s)
3 Week(s)
Minimum of 2 Aircraft Types Flown

The course provides a solid grounding in the principles of flight tests, coupled with an understanding of key concepts of OT&E and its associated processes. The OT&E course focuses on explaining the philosophy of Operational Test and Evaluation and provides an introduction to the performance, stability and control, handling qualities and systems measurement flight tests. Additionally,  maintainability, cockpit ergonomics and assessment, and workload are concepts discussed and contextualized to OT&E and its associated processes.


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


  • Introduction to Flight Testing and OT&E
  • Flight Safety and Risk management
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plan
  • Test Card Preparation
  • Report Writing
  • Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
  • Acquisition, T&E Processes
  • Introduction to DT&E
  • Documentation
  • Integrated Testing
  • DT&E support for technical reviews and Milestone decisions
  • Fixed Wing Performance Test Techniques
  • Fixed Wing Flying Qualities Test Techniques
  • Digital Flight Control System
  • Avionics Systems Tests
  • Availability and Maintainability

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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