This column features a brief description, photo or video, and/or reference that talks about a Flight Test Technique that students at USAF Test Pilot School are currently learning. It’s an alphabetical list of FTTs together with a chronological account of what future test pilots and flight test engineers are doing right now. It will complement the previous Friday’s FTT tweets as well.
The goal of the first flight is to takeoff and then land the aircraft safely. #FTT #flighttest
Flying qualities in landing configuration are evaluated. #FTT #flighttest
Propulsion and basic air data FTTs are performed to validate basic performance of the test aircraft. #FTT #flighttest
#Video:First flight of the Boeing 747
Notable first flights (via wikipedia) #FTT #flighttest
This post summarizes references and #FTT tweets from the previous Friday. What is #FTT Friday?
Each Friday, @FlightTestFact will deliver examples, definitions, and explanations of flight test techniques for the entire day. You can view these tweets by searching for #FTT and #flighttest as depicted below. You can also click on the picture below to be taken to the twitter search results. What FTT would you like to know more about?