Archive | January, 2012

What is a Flight Test Technique (FTT)?

A flight test technique (FTT) is a tool for answering common or frequently asked questions in flight test. It is a¬†maneuver building block consisting of procedures for accomplishing the maneuver together with an objective and data requirements. FTTs are the “questions” that we ask to investigate various characteristics of airplanes. For example, we may wish […]

X-29 Test Report

Here¬†is a test report from Edwards AFB, Air Force Flight Test Center detailing the findings from high angle of attack X-29 research. There are some interesting lessons learned in this X-29 Forward Swept Wing Flight Research Program Status Report. The NASA Technical Reports Server has many (thousands) more technical reports and photos of the X-29 […]