Course detail: Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices - ONLINE

This course provides an overview of airplane performance theory and prediction, certification standards and basic flight test practices. The course will focus on turbojet/turbofan powered aircraft certified under JAR/CAR/14 CFR Part 25. This standard will briefly be compared to military and Part 23 standards to show different approaches to safety, certification, operational and design differences.

  • Basic airplane performance theory
  • Determining what to test in order to build performance models
  • Using required instrumentation to best measure airplane performance
  • Minimizing scatter during flight testing
  • Developing performance models to match flight test results
  • Certification requirements
  • How to demonstrate certification compliance
  • Presentation of airplane performance information to the flight crew
  • Setting operational limits to ensure continued operational safety
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for aeronautical engineers in the design or flight test departments, educators, aircrews with engineering background, and military personnel involved in managing fleets of 14 CFR Part 25 (FAR 25) certified aircraft.

Course Fees
Early online registration fee: $2,195*
Regular online registration fee: $2,395
*Early registration fee is available if you register and pay at least 7 days prior to the course start
Registration is open until the first day of the course; however, early registration is encouraged. The online course fee includes individual access to the Zoom course meetings and to course materials, readings, videos, and resources in Blackboard, the University of Kansas Learning Management System. No additional textbook purchases are required outside the course fee.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.

Certificate Track
Flight Tests and Aircraft Performance

Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
3.5 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
Technical Requirements and Details for Aerospace Online Short Courses
AERO0405 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

Available sessions