Flying Qualities I Flight Testing module

Our professional course students have completed the third week of the Flying Qualities I Flight Testing module. After a week of academic lectures, simulators, and exams, they were excited to get back in the air for 2 weeks of flying exercises.

Flights for the fixed-wing students included evaluating aircraft static stability, conducting Vmca testing, and exploring transonic flying qualities in our supersonic T-38.

Flights for the rotary-wing students included evaluating flight control mechanical characteristics, static stability, low airspeed flying qualities, and closed-loop handling qualities.