Accession Number : ADA319971

Title :   Flying Qualities Phase. Planning Guide.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA319971

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 319

Abstract : The purpose of this text is to provide an aid to the student for planning flights in the Flying Qualities Phase of the USAFTPS curriculum. In the Performance Phase, your evaluation of an aircraft tended to focus on objective data. Flying qualities flight test is much more than just comparing the results of a flight test to the applicable military standard. In the Flying Qualities (FQ) Phase, you will be greatly expanding your role as a subjective evaluator, as it is the pilot's opinion of how well an airplane flies its intended mission that often determines its fate. In this phase, you learn how to make an overall assessment of an aircraft's flying and handling qualities relative to a specific mission using a very deliberate, build-up approach. At the center is the model validation test method--predict the airplane response, based on a model; test the prediction; and validate or correct the model, based on test results. This method will be introduced and used as a template for testing. The challenges to flight control system design and test posed by aerodynamic, structural, flight control, and handling qualities models will be explored in the flying qualities phase. Finally, to augment your flying qualities test abilities, classical, more first-order techniques for determining military standard compliance will also be taught and practiced during this phase of training.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT TESTING, MANEUVERABILITY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, VALIDATION, FLIGHT TRAINING, DEMONSTRATIONS, MILITARY STANDARDS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, ANGLE OF ATTACK, STALLING, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, OPEN LOOP SYSTEMS, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE