T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the intensive overview of theory and flight-test techniques employed during the evaluation of helicopter performance characteristics.  Emphasis is placed on turboshaft engine performance, climb and descent performance, takeoff and landing performance, and the performance characteristics of multi-engine helicopters.  (Prerequisite: Successful completion of T&E 4111).

Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have a basic understanding of performance flight test theory, procedures, techniques, and data analysis of the topics covered.  He/she will:

Be familiar with
1.  FADEC testing.

Understand
2.  Turbine engine theory & test procedures.
3.  Transonic aerodynamics principles.
4.  Autorotational descent performance.

Know
5.  Climb and descent performance theory and test methods.
6.  Take-off/landing performance theory and test methods.
7.  Height-velocity theory and test methods.
8.  Level flight performance theory and test methods.
9.  How to predict significant airspeeds from performance data.
10.  The effects of engine failure.

Sequence of Instruction

Turbine Engine Theory 
Turboshaft Engines 
Engine Performance 
Engine Control 
Climb Performance 
Descent Performance 
Takeoff Performance 
Landing Performance 
Multi-engine Helicopter Performance 
Tutorials
Turbine Engines
   Helicopter Performance 
Examinations
   Turbine Engines
   Helicopter Performance

Texts and Reference Materials

“Helicopter Performance, Stability, and Control,“
R. W. Prouty
NTPS Course Notes

Instructional Methodology

Lectures

Process of Evaluation

Written Examination

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P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943

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