For years the international Flight Test community has had a need for easy access to flight test maneuver descriptions, test hazards and hazard mitigation techniques.
This database is a step in that direction and builds on similar efforts by the Flight Test Safety Committee, The Society of Experimental Test Pilots, The Society of Flight Test Engineers and other professional organizations. Our object is to identify and document hazards and mitigations associated with flight testing and provide a compilation of the flight test industry's corporate knowledge regarding flight test safety risk assessment. Where applicable, the database cross-references FAR guidance from Parts 23, 25 and other flight-test related sections. It also discusses typical industry risk levels assigned to specific types of tests. All data has been reviewed by at least 2 persons with extensive Flight Test and/or Aviation Safety Experience. We hope you find this tool useful, and solicit your feedback and contributions as we work to keep it up to date.
Data Items were last added or updated on 2/28/2013