Flight Test Rotary Wing Manual
NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The purpose of the Rotary Wing Branch of the Flight Test Division is to investigate and determine flight characteristics of helicopters procured by the Navy and to evaluate such equipment and developments which might enhance the value of the helicopters for Naval use. Specifically, the Branch determines whether or not the Navy is getting what it has paid for by checking contract performance guarantees and flight handling characteristics, conducting Navy Preliminary Evaluations to evaluate the Naval aircraft in the early stages of development in order that major deficiencies can be corrected, witnessing contractors demonstrations to check design criteria, etc.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods