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Professional Certificate in Aircraft Flight Test and Evaluation

Professional Certificate
in Aircraft Flight Test and Evaluation
– Online

This Professional Certificate in Aircraft Flight Test and Evaluation is geared toward professionals looking to learn beyond the fundamentals of flight tests 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.

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

Start Date: Pre-recorded lectures on-demand
Duration: 245 hours with optional on-site flying weeks available on demand at extra cost.

Required Courses (four):

Introduction to Flight Testing ONLINE

This course provides the minimum knowledge to understand what Flight Testing is. Instruction focuses on risk assessment, test planning, techniques used to prepare the test cards, standard procedure to brief the test points, and demonstrates flight test methods, data acquisition and analysis. Students will gain an understanding of the flight test process from planning to execution, analysis and reporting for flight test purposes with reference to both civil and military specifications. This course includes 70 lecture hours.

Fixed Wing Performance Flight Tests ONLINE or Rotary Wing Performance Flight Tests ONLINE

This course provides an overview of fixed wing aircraft performance flight tests 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 70 lecture hours.

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

This online course provides an overview of fixed wing aircraft flying qualities flight tests. 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 70 lecture hours.

Introduction to Avionics Systems Flight Tests ONLINE

The Avionics Systems Flight Test module introduces students to the fundamental principles of operation of key aircraft avionic systems and then focuses on how these systems are tested to determine compliance with civil certification requirements. The civil certification process as applicable to avionic 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.

For more details contact: info@ITPSCanada.com

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