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Certificate in Aircraft Flight Test and Evaluation – ONLINE

200+ Lecture Hour(s)

This Certificate in Aircraft Flight Test and Evaluation is geared toward professionals looking to learn beyond the fundamentals of flight testing and is suitable for fixed or rotary wing students. It is recommended students take the courses in order but the sequence is not mandatory. No prerequisite is required to enrol for this course bundle. All academics are delivered through our online distance-learning platform.

The completion of the Certificate course requires the successful completion of a student assessment following the attendance of all short courses.

Format: Online
Registration: Online
Certificate: Yes, upon completion of all 4 courses and student assessment
Optional Weeks of Flying Available (at extra cost): Yes, on-demand
Prerequisites: No

Start date:       Pre-recorded lectures on-demand
Duration:         200+ hours including the student assessment

Required Courses (four):

Flight Test Fundamentals ONLINE

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 50+ lecture hours.

Fixed Wing Performance Flight Test ONLINE or Rotary Wing Performance Flight Test ONLINE

This course provides an overview of fixed wing aircraft performance flight testing referring to both propeller and jet engine aircraft. The main performance subjects are covered including take-off and landing performance, climb, descent, cruise and maneuvering flight. The course includes a mixture of theoretical lectures and tutorials/workshops where students create performance models. Instruction focuses on flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. Participants are also introduced to civil specifications for fixed aircraft (CS23/25), military specifications and methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified aircraft. This course includes 40+ lecture hours.

Fixed Wing Flying Qualities Flight Test ONLINE or Rotary Wing Flying Qualities Flight Test ONLINE

This online course provides an overview of fixed wing aircraft flying qualities flight testing. Instruction focuses on flying qualities flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. The main stability and control and handling qualities subjects are covered including longitudinal, lateral, directional static and dynamic stability, roll performance, stall characteristics and spinning and closed loop handling qualities. Participants are introduced to both military and civil specifications for fixed wing aircraft (CS23/25) aircraft and methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified aircraft. This course includes 50+ lecture hours.

Introduction to Avionics Systems Flight Test ONLINE

The Avionics Systems Flight Test module introduces students to the fundamental principles of operation of key aircraft avionics systems and then focuses on how these systems are tested to determine compliance with civil certification requirements. The civil certification process as applicable to avionics systems is covered in detail. Students are also introduced to anthropometric standards and ergonomic concepts in flight deck design and the applicable regulatory, guidance materials and recommended methods of demonstrating compliance when testing new or modified avionics systems are presented. This course includes 35+ lecture hours.

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