Flight Test Engineering

Flight Test Engineering


The Flight Test Engineering Program seeks to expand the student’s knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Aircraft Flight Testing. Flight test engineering involves performance evaluation of existing aircraft, rather than designing aircraft to meet performance specifications. Core courses teach engineers how to test an aircraft safely, measure aircraft performance and determine aircraft flying qualities. Students learn the necessary measurement techniques, instrumentation and data analysis methods required to collect and reduce flight test data to standard atmospheric conditions and then expand those results for publication in pilots operating handbooks. Flight test results are also used for improving the design of future aircraft. Additionally, students learn how to test and evaluate various aircraft mechanical and electrical subsystems including propulsion, structure and avionics.


FTE 5701 at Pax River June 2019

FTE 5701 at Pax River June 2019

Students at SETP Annual Symposium Sept 2018

FTE 5703 at Embraer for Cockpit Evaluations


FTE 5704 at Pax River July 2018


FTE 5702 at Pax River June 2018 


FTE 5701 at Eglin AFB May 2018  



FTE 5701 at Pax River June 2017


 FTE 5702 at Melbourne March 2018  



FTE 5702 at Pax River June 2016 


FTE 5702 at Melbourne May 2017



FTE 5701 at Gulfstream May 2016


FTE 5704 at Melbourne April 2017



FTE 5704 at Melbourne April 2016