Accession Number : ADA320058

Title :   Volume IV. Flight Test Management. Chapter 1. Introduction to Flight Test Management.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320058

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Normally the word 'management' sends a chill up the spine of every able-bodied aircrew and conjures up images of Peter Drucker drawing effectiveness graphs on a chalkboard, but rest assured, that is not the case here. Flight Test Management is the fundamental theory, application, and management considerations used to design, build, and evaluate current flight systems. It integrates knowledge and flying skills with supervisory practices to make test teams capable of safely and efficiently conducting flight tests on projects of any nature. This volume will be your starting and finishing points in your flight test education and will probably be your most common reference for years to come. Test Management as a discipline has had a slow and painful evolution. It has generally been one of those nuisances that appeared to hold testers back, but over the years and after many costly accidents and mistakes, it has taken on extreme importance. Today, there are many facets to Test Management and they are only loosely coordinated. Currently, efforts are afoot to advance Test Management to becoming an integrated science and consequently produce better aircraft systems more quickly and efficiently.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *TEST MANAGEMENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CREWS, GRAPHS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, COURSES(EDUCATION), TEST FACILITIES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, SUPERVISION.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE