Fundamentals of Flight Test and Evaluation

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Fundamentals of Flight Test and Evaluation

Course Description

This course provides individuals with the knowledge required to plan, conduct, and report on flight testing as outlined in Department of Defense directives. Using a case-study method, you will learn about test planning, formulating test objectives, understanding system parameters, test process, test execution, and more to apply in the field.

Course Content


  • Test & Evaluation requirements
  • Test program design


  • The test plan
  • Modeling & simulation in aid of testing
  • System test parameters
  • Determining test objectives and COIs


  • Test process
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Testing digital avionic systems
  • Data collection and reduction
  • Quick look data analysis
  • TSPI and telemetry
  • Test execution


  • Statistical methods
  • Final test report


  • Barebase testing
  • U.S. and international test facilities
  • From testing to fielding
Requirements & Materials



  • Notebook and CD-ROM with additional material
  • Textbook, Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapon Systems, Robert E. McShea


  • Laptop to assist in completing case studies

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, program managers, and aircrews who are responsible for developing and conducting flight-test activities.

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What You Will Learn

  • Flight test and evaluation (T&E) requirements and processes
  • Statistics and modeling
  • Data collection, reduction, and analysis
  • Test logistics, test execution
  • Test facilities and reporting
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn by working through case studies of hypothetical flight test problems in groups of four to six classmates.
  • Learn the fundamentals of planning, conducting, and reporting flight tests of military systems.
  • Get to know the congressionally mandated requirements for flight test.
  • Explore flight test processes and procedures.
  • Develop test objectives.
  • Understand the role of modeling and analysis related to flight test.
  • Know what data to collect and how to reduce it.
  • Understand how to scope logistics requirements.
  • Gain an understanding of the test-reporting process.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

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