Accession Number : ADA061239


Title :   Fixed Wing Performance. Theory and Flight Test Techniques


Descriptive Note : Flight test manual


Corporate Author : NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL PATUXENT RIVERMD


Personal Author(s) : Small, S M ; Prueher, J W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a061239.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 245


Abstract : This manual is a guide for pilots, naval flight officers, and engineers attending the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. The text presents basic theory, test techniques, and data reduction methods for fixed-wing aircraft performance testing. The scope of each flight investigation presented is limited to that necessary to teach the principles of the test and its associated data reduction methods. Students are encouraged to be alert, original, and where possible, make appropriate modifications to general test techniques to obtain a specific result more efficiently. All flight testing described in this manual is conducted to define engine and airframe performance characteristics for use in determining mission suitability and specification compliance where applicable.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING , *PILOTS , *FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , *INSTRUCTION MANUALS , TEST AND EVALUATION , NAVAL PERSONNEL , SPECIFICATIONS , COMPUTERS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , THEORY , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , DATA REDUCTION , ENGINEERS , NAVAL TRAINING


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE