TUM Students Participate in Flight Testing Course at DLR

From Sept. 6th to Sept. 10th, 2016, eight students from TUM participated at an “Advanced Flight Testing Techniques” course at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR). Not only did DLR engineers, scientists and pilots share their experiences in flight testing, but the students also had the unique opportunity to conduct several test flights in DLR’s Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.
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Announcement: DLR Summer School – Flight Testing

TUM students have the opportunity to participate in this year’s DLR Summer School on Flight Testing, taking place Sept. 6-12 in Braunschweig. Participation will be recognized as “Praktikum Flugversuchstechnik” (Flight Testing Lab) by TUM’s Institute of Flight System Dynamics.

Students will conduct flight tests with DLR’s Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, equipped with relevant sensors and online data visualization. DLR test pilots will fly the airplane. The technical content of the summer school will be similar to TUM FSD’s Flight Testing Lab.

The participation fee of 250€ will be paid by TUM/FSD. Travel expenses up to 200€ will be reimbursed by DLR.

Application is open until July 31st. Please contact Lukas Höhndorf with a list of relevant exams you have passed.

For further questions, contact Lukas Höhndorf or Tim Fricke.

Former NASA Chief Test Pilot Rogers E. Smith gives talk at Forum Munich Aerospace

Former NASA Chief Test Pilot and VP / Director of Flight Test at EADS Manching Rogers E. Smith visited TUM on June 18th to give a talk at Forum Munich Aerospace, in which he vividly illustrated his philosophy of successful interplay between well-trained human pilots and automated aircraft systems. We would like to thank him very much for sharing his first-hand insights into this fascinating subject.
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