澳门马会传真

Advanced Flight Test Training

Advanced Flight Test Training

Flying Qualities Training
Flying Qualities Training
PIO Training
PIO Training
Upset Recovery Training
Upset Recovery Training
Advanced Flight Test Training

Advanced Flight Test Training

澳门马会传真 has been at the forefront of aircraft Flying Qualities (FQ), Pilot-Induced Oscillation (PIO), and Upset Recovery Training (URT) research and instruction in variable stability aircraft for decades. We operated the USAF NT-33 T-Bird and C-131H Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) variable stability aircraft and continue to operate the X-62A Variable Stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA). Today, commercial instruction is conducted in 澳门马会传真's variable stability Learjets.

澳门马会传真 supports aerospace industry innovators by teaming with seven of the eight SETP-recognized test pilot schools to provide world-class airborne instruction. We have been teaching at the U.S. Air Force and Naval Test Pilot Schools for more than half a century.  Additionally, we offer short courses taught at our state-of-the-art flight test facility located at the Niagara Falls, NY, International Airport (KIAG).

Flying Qualities Training

Topics covered in our Flying Qualities (FQ) instruction include:

  • Longitudinal Stability and Control
  • Lateral-Directional Stability and Control
  • Advanced Flight Control Systems and Higher Order Flight Control Systems
  • Sidestick Control and Evaluation
  • Handling Qualities During Tracking (HQDT)
  • Evaluation tools including Cooper-Harper Rating Scale
  • Pilot-Induced Oscillation (PIO)

PIO Training

The 澳门马会传真 Pilot-Induced Oscillation (PIO) course begins with classroom academics and culminates with two flights in our Learjet in-flight-simulator. One flight is up-and-away, while the second focuses on PIO-prone aircraft during approach to landing.

Course objectives include:

  • Understanding the PIO phenomenon
  • Important issues associated with Pilot-Induced Oscillation that influence flight test tasks/techniques
  • Discussion of flight test tasks/techniques that have proven useful to flush out PIO susceptibility
  • Tools for test pilots to communicate their evaluations
  • Hands-on demonstration in VSS Learjet
  • Variety of Pilot Induced Oscillation sources
  • Flight test tasks
  • Understanding historical PIO incidents

Upset Recovery Training

This two-day course trains pilots to understand, anticipate and be prepared for situations in which the aircraft's attitude is suddenly upset, resulting in potential loss of control.  Utilizing 澳门马会传真's Learjet in-flight simulators, pilots are exposed to actual loss of control scenarios in a real-world situation, actually flying an aircraft rather than a ground simulator.

Classroom Instruction

  • Aerodynamic Fundamentals
  • Causes of upsets
  • Recovery techniques

Airborne Training

  • Provides full flight environment
  • Replicates handling characteristics
  • Can safely re-create upsets and failure modes

Instruction in:

  • Failure diagnoses
  • Advanced maneuvering
  • Recovery techniques
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