Flight Test Training for Aerospace Professionals
Practical Courses from Experienced Practitioners
BUILDING THE FUTURE OF AEROSPACE
Daedalus Aerospace provides training and tools for aerospace professionals, with on-demand courses in flight test planning/execution, risk management, and data analytics. Our courses communicate the same concepts taught at accredited test pilot schools and used by leading flight test centers. Learn the principles, tools and processes used by flight test professionals, without the travel and high cost of in-person training. Few have opportunity to attend a test pilot school, but you and your team can benefit from the same knowledge.
Whether you are working on evolutionary or revolutionary ideas, you need proven methods for successful aerospace product development. These processes contributed to engineering the aircraft and satellites of today, and are equally useful for emergent concepts such as airborne autonomy, electric propulsion, hypersonic flight, urban air mobility, and drone delivery.
Daedalus Aerospace courses provide essential training for aerospace product teams.
Why is aerospace product development different from making automobiles or consumer electronics?
Product teams for automobiles or consumer electronics are frequent users of their products. They understand how their products will be used, and may intuitively see potential advantages or pitfalls to their product's design. They are likely to be familiar with their company's previous models, and their competitor's products. Development pace for these industries can move very quickly ("fail fast") and problem reports can be crowdsourced.
These characteristics are generally not the case for aerospace.
Aerospace development necessitates risks not common to other engineering fields. Because of the high kinetic/chemical/electrical energies, large dynamic forces, and highly interconnected nature of vehicle systems, many prototypes unfortunately experience a sudden intolerance to laws of physics. These events can carry disproportionately severe penalties due to unintended design consequences or operator error.
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Flight test concepts are applicable to not only to conventional aircraft designs, but also emerging development trends, including:
Daedalus Aerospace courses provide best practices, lessons learned, and professional strategies for flight test. Our course content is closely aligned with and based on the flight test methods used by the US Air Force, US Navy, NASA, FAA Aircraft Certification, and many other professional flight test operations. These proven best practices improve safety, data security, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Although it's not possible to prove the "accident that never occurred", analysis of recent aerospace programs shows that product teams and businesses using professional flight test methods are over twice as likely to result in a successful product, and deliver their product to users in one third the time, compared to competing product teams.
Absolutely. Flight test adds value long before the prototype vehicle is built, since it incorporates system engineering and risk management principles that prevent redesign, rework, and regret. Reinventing wheels takes a lot of time. Teams that include the flight test perspective are more efficient, with a better track record for success.
Daedalus Aerospace courses are taught by career flight test professionals, including graduates and former on-staff instructors from the US Air Force Test Pilot School.
Flight test principles are proven to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of development for space systems. These benefits include space systems undergoing test prior to launch, as well as structuring validation and operational tests for on-orbit deployed systems.
Ready to learn professional flight test principles? Invest in your career and your team's aerospace development skills today!