Fundamentals of Flight Test and Evaluation

Course Description

The course provides individuals with knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on flight testing as outlined in DoD Directives. Test planning, formulating test objectives, understanding system parameters, test process, modeling and analysis, data collection and reduction, test logistics, test execution and reporting are described and specific examples are discussed. The course uses the case study method.

Course ID: DEF 5008P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Dec 5, 2017 Dec 8, 2017 Dec 5, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,695 17031
Section Details Oct 23, 2018 Oct 26, 2018 Oct 23, 2018 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,695 18326
Section Details Dec 4, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,695 18323
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14528 Dec 16, 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,695
15297 Dec 8, 2015 Dec 11, 2015 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,695
16282 Dec 6, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, program managers and aircrews who have responsibility for developing and conducting flight test activities

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn the fundamentals of planning, conducting and reporting flight tests of military systems.
  • Understand 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.
  • Understand the test reporting process.


  • T&E requirements
  • T&E process
  • Statistics and modeling
  • Data collection, reduction and analysis
  • Test logistics and test execution
  • Test facilities and reporting



  • 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

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Rod Beard