Course Description

This three day short course is designed to introduce flight test aircrew and control room members the coordination concepts and procedures, the necessary attitude which recognizes the importance of good aircrew coordination for effective mission accomplishment, and the skills to implement the crew coordination procedures. These topics will be introduced in detail and each topic area will have group and individual exercises designed to assist the students to understand their interpersonal skills and techniques so that they may adapt them to enhance the crew coordination process. During the discussion of these topics, the mission of flight test is emphasized in the crew coordination process. Consequently, all in class exercises and examples are centered around flight test scenarios. The course is concluded with an interactive scenario challenging the students to practice the skills they have recently developed.

This course is designed for Program Managers, Test Pilots, Test Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, and Flight Test Control Room staff or anyone involved in the flight test process. Training and experience prerequisites are not required, however, participants should have a working knowledge of the flight test process.

 

Subjects Covered
Introduction/overview
Communication
Crew Concept and Synergy
Workload Management
Situational Awareness
Decision Making

 

 

 

 

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NTPS Catalog: For more detailed information please visit the online catalog page to view or download the NTPS Catalog.

Notice: Course costs and dates are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Course Schedule and Costs page for more information. Contact us to check course availability.

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National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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