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):

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

245.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Humanities and History
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE