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The following short courses provide effective customer focused training solutions, the latest in aerospace technology and best practices from an international team of world class experts for fixed and rotary wing, civil and military training.
The schedule below provides an overview of available short courses and start dates for 2019. For more detailed information on entry requirements, subjects and prices, kindly contact ITPS using the contact form below.

INTRODUCTION TO FIXED WING FLIGHT TESTS

This course provides practical exposure to fixed wing aircraft flight tests. The course includes seven flight exercises on three aircraft types. Instruction focuses on flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. Students will participate as crew, recording data in flight in a fully instrumented, laboratory aircraft. A tutorial session after each flight will guide the students through the data analysis process. Students will gain an understanding of the flight test process from planning to execution, analysis and reporting with reference to both civil and military specifications.

Start date:       11 May 2020
Duration:         3 weeks

 

FIXED WING PERFORMANCE FLIGHT TESTS

This course provides an overview of fixed wing aircraft performance measurement flight tests. Instruction focuses on flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. Participants are introduced to civil specification for fixed aircraft (CS23/25) aircraft and methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified aircraft.

Start date:       25 May 2020
Duration:         2 weeks academics – optional extra flying week on demand

 

FIXED WING FLYING QUALITIES FLIGHT TESTS

This course provides an overview of fixed wing aircraft flying qualities flight tests. Instruction focuses on flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. Participants are introduced to both military and civil specification for fixed wing aircraft (CS23/25) aircraft and methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified aircraft.

Start date:       27 July 2020
Duration:         2 weeks academics – optional extra flying week on demand

 

DIGITAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS TESTING

The three-week Digital Flight Control Systems Testing Course addresses digital flight control systems testing and certification with specific reference to applicable military specifications including MIL- STD-1797, ADS-33E PRF and case studies of civil airliner certifications in accordance with FAR Part 25 requirements. Students are taught Pilot Induced Oscillation (PIO) detection methods and have the unique opportunity to identify and experience them in the ITPS engineering simulator. Students will gain the fundamental knowledge and experience to be able to interact with flight control systems engineers on test programs.

Start Date:       28 September 2020
Duration:         2 weeks academics – optional extra flying week on demand

 

ROTARY WING PERFORMANCE FLIGHT TESTS

This course provides an overview of helicopter performance measurement flight tests. Instruction focuses on flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. Participants are introduced to both military and civil specification for helicopters (CS 27/29) and methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified helicopter.

Start date:       25 May 2020
Duration:         2 weeks academics – extra optional flying week on demand

 

ROTARY WING FLYING QUALITIES FLIGHT TESTS

This course provides an overview of helicopter stability and control and handling qualities flight tests. Instruction focuses on flight test methods, test planning, data acquisition and analysis. Participants are introduced to both military and civil specification for rotorcraft (CS27/29) and methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified rotorcraft.

Start date:       27 July 2020
Duration:         2 weeks academics – optional extra flying week on demand

 

(MILITARY) AVIONICS SYSTEMS FLIGHT TESTS

This course focuses on avionics systems and their application in the context of a modern combat aircraft developmental flight test program. The course commences with the ergonomics and man-machine interface considerations for modern fighter cockpits, assessment methods for modern integrated fighter avionics systems. The importance of focusing on mission suitability by setting up relevant, mission-oriented tasks whilst building an understanding of cockpit workload and suitability testing in current generation fighters. Additionally, this course addresses the physical principles of electro-optical sensors and devices, their necessity for airborne night operations and the engineering solutions to render the aircraft cockpit compatible with Night Vision Goggles. Methods to ensure the compatibility of cockpit lighting with NVGs and test and evaluation methods in accordance with industry best practice.

Start Date:       On demand
Duration:         4 weeks 

 

(CIVIL) AVIONICS SYSTEMS FLIGHT TESTS

The Avionic Systems Flight Test module introduces students to the fundamental principles of operation of key aircraft avionic systems and then focuses on how these systems are tested to determine compliance with civil certification requirements. The civil certification process as applicable to avionic systems is covered in detail. Students are also introduced to anthropometric standards and ergonomic concepts in flight deck design and the applicable regulatory, guidance materials and recommended methods of demonstrating compliance when testing a new or modified avionic systems are presented.

Start Date:       03 February / 22 June / 02 November 2020
Duration:         1 week – academics with optional extra flying week

 

STORES CERTIFICATION AND WEAPONS TESTING

This course provides an overview of the aircraft Stores Certification process as defined in MIL-HDBK-1763 Stores Certification. Students are provided with an introduction to fighter aircraft weapons as a foundation to the weapon testing aspects. The Handbook defined Ground tests and flight tests leading up to captive carriage and Safe Release flights are described with an emphasis on how to plan and execute test safely and efficiently, data acquisition and analysis requirements and methodologies. The course also addresses Weapon System testing from the Man Machine Interface point of view. The Combat Aircraft Engineering Simulator will be used to provide practical exposure to the test methods presented. Delegates upon completion of this course will have a thorough preparation allowing them to participate in Stores Certification and Weapons testing of any combat aircraft type.

Start dates:       On demand
Duration:          2 weeks 

 

INTRODUCTION TO UAS  TESTING

This course provides a solid grounding in UAS technology, flight operations and the principles and techniques of UAS flight test. The course focus on providing training in the discipline of UAS flight testing, management and reporting, and gives practical experience of UAV flight tests and flight test management thorough preparation in UAV test techniques and test aspects for the associated sensors and systems.

Start Dates:       13 April /  31 August 2020
Duration:           2 weeks

 

OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION COURSE

The course provides a solid grounding in the principles of flight test, coupled to an understanding of key concepts of OT&E and its associated processes. The OT&E course focuses on explain the philosophy of Operational Test and Evaluation and provide an introduction to the performance, stability and control, handling qualities and systems measurement flight tests. Additionally, maintainability and reliability, cockpit ergonomics and assessment, workload are concepts also discussed and contextualized to OT&E and its associated processes.

Start Date:       11 May 2020
Duration:         3 weeks 

 

FLIGHT TEST CERTIFICATE COURSE

The proposed course is a specially tailored six weeks course and is focused on preparing an experienced test crew to undertake development and certification flight tests on a new transport category aircraft. Accordingly, the program focuses on first flight planning and execution, development flight tests including Envelope expansion, early Stall Speed determination, minimum speeds determination, stall characteristics and high-speed characteristics as well as selected Performance measurement flight tests. Flying qualities tests focus on multi-engine, transport category aircraft. The practical flight test exercises are focused on teaching and practicing flight test methods. The program includes a simulated first flight on an unfamiliar aircraft. Graduates of the program will be equipped with a thorough understanding of the Civil Certification processes (FAA, TC and EASA). They will also gain an understanding and experience of the applicable flight test methods, data analysis and report writing.

Start Date:       11 May 2020
Duration:         6 weeks  – 12 flight hours

Start Date:       11 May 2020
Duration:         3 weeks  – 6 flight hours

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Please Note: ITPS does NOT provide flight training for PPL or Commercial Pilot's licenses. We do not train private students. There is no Public Access to our premises.

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