Flight Testing Lab
|Language of Instructions||German or English|
|Language of Materials||German and English|
|Type / ECTS||Lab Course / 4 (Elective Lab Module)|
Winter and Summer Semester
|Time and Place||
Lecture: Friday, 10:00 – 12:30, digital
Five introductory sessions are scheduled at the beginning of the semester. A final session will be planned after consultation with the participants. The sessions are mandatory for all participants. Further dates for the preparation of the flight test and the optional test flight are scheduled individually.
Aircraft Performance or Einführung in die Flugsystemdynamik und Flugregelung (Introduction to Flight System Dynamics and Flight Control) is required.
|Content / Educational Objectives||
The Flight Testing Lab provides an exceptional hands-on experience on the theory from numerous lectures (especially Flight System Dynamics 1 and 2): students conduct a test flight in an actual airplane. During test flight preparation, students learn how to shape the theoretically thinkable into operationally feasible test manoeuvers. After the flight, they gain experience in working with experimental data and communicating results. The students’ knowlege of flight performance and flying qualities is expanded and consolidated. Moreover, the lab course fosters efficient team work between student groups and pilots, who share their experience.
|Teaching Methods / Materials||
Comprehensive lecture notes, videos, hands-on ground experiments and an optional test flight in a small piston engine aircraft.
All student activities are evaluated. Major items are the flight test cards, the written report and the oral presentation of the findings.
AGARD Flight Test Techniques Series Volume 14, 2005, RTO-AG-300-V14