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Stores Certification and Weapons Test

70 Lecture Hour(s)
6 Simulation Hour(s)
2 Week(s)

This course provides an overview of the aircraft Stores Certification process as defined in MIL-HDBK-1763 Stores Certification. Students are provided with an introduction to fighter aircraft weapons as a foundation to the weapon testing aspects. The Handbook defined Ground tests and flight tests leading up to the captive carriage and Safe Release flights are described with an emphasis on how to plan and execute tests safely and efficiently, data acquisition and analysis requirements and methodologies. The course also addresses Weapon System testing from the Man-Machine Interface point of view. The Combat Aircraft Engineering Simulator will be used to provide practical exposure to the test methods presented. Delegates upon completion of this course will have a thorough preparation allowing them to participate in Stores Certification and Weapons testing of any combat aircraft type.


TPS graduates or have similar background.


  • Introduction to MIL-HDBK-1763
  • Stores Certification Process
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Test Requirements and Planning
  • Stores Ground Tests
  • Stores Flight Tests
  • Data Analysis

Start Date:       On-site in April & September 2024
Duration:  2 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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