Course detail: AERO0020 - Advanced Flight Tests
This course provides the practical knowledge needed to plan a safe and comprehensive series of flutter envelope expansion tests. It includes suggestions and recommendations for flutter and post-stall certification as well as demonstration of new or significantly modified airplane designs to meet civil or military requirements.

  • Why advanced flight testing is necessary
  • Fundamental principles of aeroelasticity
  • Experimental and analytical tools used in preflight preparations
  • Instrumentation for flutter envelope expansion
  • Subcritical response techniques and interpretation of supporting analyses
  • Interpreting test results
  • Expanding the envelope
  • Discussions of limit cycle oscillations
  • Foundations of post-stall flight testing
  • Aerodynamic conditions for dynamic equilibrium
  • Experimental tools for preflight preparations
  • Instrumentation for post-stall flight tests
  • Emergency recovery devices
  • Subsystem modifications for post-stall testing
  • Recommended recovery techniques
  • Guidelines and discipline for conducting advanced flight tests
  • Planning for efficiency in data collection and data management
  • Contingency planning
Who Should Attend?
Designed for practicing and entry-level flight test engineers and managers, aircraft engineers, and aircraft designers.

Course Fees
Early registration course fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).

Regular registration course fee: $2,695 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

Certificate Track
Flight Tests and Aircraft Performance

Classroom hours / CEUs
33 classroom hours
3.3 CEUs

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Course Resources
AERO0020 Course Information and Outline : Advanced Flight Tests

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