Test Pilot: A description for the test pilot job

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Test Pilot: Engineering test pilot Pilots new, prototype, experimental, modified, and production aircraft to evaluate factors for example aircraft’s airworthiness, performance, systems operation, and design: Inspects or oversees inspection of aircraft prior to flight to ensure aircraft’s readiness for flight. Starts and warms engine, listens to engine sounds at various speeds, and monitors instruments to detect malfunctions. Taxies aircraft to test controls, brakes, and shock absorbers. Radios control tower for takeoff instructions, releases brakes, and moves throttles and hand and foot controls to take off and control aircraft in flight. Operates aircraft controls to perform maneuvers, for example stalls, dives, loops, rolls, turns, and speed runs, to test and evaluate stability, control characteristics, and aerodynamic design. Observes recording, measuring, and operating instruments and equipment during test flight to evaluate aircraft’s performance. Prepares report of test results and collaborates with engineering personnel to analyze test data. Assists engineers in preparing master flight plans for testing purposes. May also provide instructions for adjustments or replacement of parts. May also deliver aircraft to designated receiving point. May also train customer in operation of aircraft.

Job industry: aerospace industry

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