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A Primer on Aviation Test & Evaluation Principles

          A Primer on Aircraft Test & Evaluation Principles     by Lieutenant Colonel L. D. Alford     Abstract This paper is a primer for both aviators and non-aviators on how test pilots conduct flight test. It describes the basic types of flight test, and for each type of test answers the following five questions: What is the aeronautical concept being tested? How are analysis, modeling, simulation, and ground tests carried out and Read more [...]