Course detail: Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

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 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.

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.

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.

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 913-897-8530 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
AERO0400 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

 Session Detail: PA23240F

Schedule: This course meets April 17-21, 2023. Class times are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Times: 08:00am - 04:00pm
Early registration for a 5-day class : $2495.00


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Mario Asselin

Facility Detail

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16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188
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Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $250.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.