T&E 4104 FW Flying Qualities Flight Testing II

Course Description

This course is offered once per year on-campus and once per year distance learning. This follow-on course to T&E 4103 is designed to provide an intensive overview of the methods used to make dynamic stability determinations of aircraft. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of T&E 4103).

Anticipated Course Larning Outcomes

Be Familiar with

  • · The fundamentals of aircraft motion analysis and the equations of motion.
  • · Aircraft coupling dynamics


  • · Aircraft dynamics theory
  • · Regulatory requirements pertaining to aircraft dynamics
  • · Regulatory requirements pertaining to aircraft departure susceptibility, and spin recovery devices.


  • · Flight test techniques used to quantitatively and qualitatively determine aircraft dynamics
  • · Spin theory and flight test techniques
  • · Closed-loop handling qualities testing and techniques.
  • · How to determine the stall characteristics of an aircraft.