Plan test flights


Draft the test plan by describing manoeuvre-by-manoeuvre for each test flight in order to measure take-off distances, rate of climb, stall speeds, manoeuvrability and landing capacities.

Alternative labels

schedule test flights
organise test flight
prepare test flights
coordinate test flights
organise test flights
plan test flight
draft test flights

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Plan test flights is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Flight test engineer: Flight test engineers work with other systems engineers to plan the tests in detail and to make sure that the recording systems are installed for the required data parameters. They analyse the data collected during test flights and produce reports for individual test phases and for the final flight test. They are also responsible for the safety of the test operations.

Optional skill

Plan test flights is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Industrial engineer: Industrial engineers design a vast array of production systems aiming to present efficient and effective solutions. They integrate a varied number of variables such as workers, technology, ergonomics, production flows, and product specifications for the design and implementation of production systems. They can specify and design for microsystems as well.
Aerospace engineer: Aerospace engineers develop, test and oversee the manufacture of flight vehicles such as aircrafts, missiles, and spacecrafts. The field of engineering they are active in, can be divided into two branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022