Professional Course Descriptions

  • Test Pilot / Flight Test Engineer Professional Course

    Course Description   The Professional Course is the ultimate in flight test education. Graduates of this 50 week course are prepared to perform envelope expansion, civil certification, and military suitability flights meeting FAR/JAR certification or military specifications. This course is designed to equip experienced pilots and engineers with the knowledge and practical experience to certify new or modified aircraft to stringent FAR/JAR certification standards or to recommend the aircraft for specific military missions. This is not a basic flight training course. It is an intense academic curriculum designed to produce world class test...

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  • Performance and Flying Qualities Professional Course

    Course Description The Performance and Flying Qualities course is aligned with the Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Professional Course.  Pilots and engineers attend the same academic classes and fly many of the same exercises as the students in the applicable portion of the Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Professional Course. Emphasis is placed on Federal Airworthiness Regulations, the Joint Airworthiness Regulations and military standards for piloted aircraft.  Safety in flight test is stressed in all aspects of the courses.  This course can be modified slightly to be EASA Cat II compliant.   The Performance and Flying Qualities Course is...

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  • Systems Professional Course

    Course Description The Systems Course is aligned with the Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Professional Course.  Pilots and engineers in this course attend the same academic classes and fly many of the same exercises as the students in the applicable portion of the Professional Course. Emphasis is placed on Federal Airworthiness Regulations, the Joint Airworthiness Regulations and military standards for piloted aircraft.  Safety in flight test is stressed in all aspects of the courses.   The Systems Flight Test Course is 24 weeks long.  The course is held each year from January to June.  Throughout the course there are multiple student-planned...

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  • Category 2 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course - P&FQ Focus

    Course Description An eighteen-week course demonstrating techniques to evaluate fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for FAA/EASA Part 23/25/27/29 certification. The course contains the projected Category 2 training requirements. Training includes flight time in various aircraft/helicopters.  Performance, flying qualities and the accompanying FAA certification procedures are emphasized. Depending on the customers needs the course can be taken in one of three options: A fixed wing aircraft track that includes light / medium propeller and jet aircraft; A rotary wing track that includes single/multi engine helicopters; and a light aircraft track that...

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