Flight Test Engineering

Flight Test Engineering

WELCOME MESSAGE

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.

TEAM PHOTOS

 

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

 

FLIGHT PHOTOS

   
 
    
   
    

 

FLIGHT VIDEOS