FQ&P Aviation LLC is a small business specializing in aerospace engineering in the areas of flight test planning, test and evaluation, and flight test safety evaluations
Test and Evaluation:
Pitot/Static System Test and Calibration
Sea lvel and altitude calibration of aircraft pitot/static noseboom and production systems including upwash determination of angle of attack. Total temperature probe calibration.
Installed Jet Engine Thrust Stand Calibration
Measure installed engine gross thrust for use in determining aircraft performance parameters for a test aircraft.
Weight and Balance Determination
Measure aircraft weight and balance to determine aircraft test weight and center of gravity location.
Flight Control System Evaluation
Evaluate flight control system characteristics for the intended mission. Also evaluate flight control system changes with respect to modifications to the original flight control system.
Flying Qualities Evaluations
Test and evaluate the longitudinal and lateral-directional flying qualities, both static and dynamic, of a test airplane. Flying qualities data compared with MIL-F8785C or MIL-STD 1797B. Handling qualities during tracking (HQDT) evaluations of fighter aircraft. Determine aircraft stability derivatives utilizing the latest techniques, i.e., Modified Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MMLE) Program.
Determination of level flight maximum speed, cruise performance including maximum range and maximum endurance with respect to external aircraft configuration. Also determine take-off speeds (Vx and Vy), V1 and V2. In addition, determine approach speeds, take-off and landing distances. In addition, determination of climb and descent performance, turning performance, roll performance, etc.
Determine compliance with the airspeed/normal acceleration (v-n) diagram as per detailed specification, including structural demonstrations requirements, i.e., MIL-D-8708C.
Flight Test Instrumentation
Fully instrument a test aircraft for ground and inflight test evaluations, static and dynamic, performance as well as flutter modes.
Evaluate airplane stall and spin characteristics including post stall gyrations, spin entry, spin modes, and spin recovery techniques, including spin demonstration requirements.
FAR Part 23 and Part 25 Flight Test Requirements
Part 23, Part B (for aircraft that weigh less than 12,500 lb) Performance, Flight Characteristics, Controllability and Maneuverability, Trim, Stability, Stalls, Spinning, Ground Handling, Miscellaneous Flight Requirements (Vibration and Buffeting), (High Speed Characteristics), and (Out of Trim Characteristics).
Part 25, Part B (For aircraft that weigh over 12,500 lb) Performance, Flight Characteristics, Controllability and Maneuverability, Trim, Stability, Stalls, Spinning, Ground Handling, Miscellaneous Flight Requirements (Vibration and Buffeting), (High Speed Characteristics), and (Out of Trim Characteristics).
Inflight Icing and its effect on Aircraft Flying Qualities
Icing Meteorology, How to Find and Avoid Icing, Ice Shape Formulations, Iced-Airfoil Aerodynamics, Icing Effects on Aircraft Stability & Control, Icing Effects on Aircraft Handling, Icing Testing, Certification for Flight in Icing, and Stability and Control Aspects of Aircraft Icing.
Aviation Human Factors
Systems approach, SHEL Model, Human Systems, Information Processing, Errors, Fatigue and Body Rhythms, Workload, Group Interaction & Crew Performance, Control, Displays, Cockpit Automation, Control Design & Integration, Airline Pilots Perspective, General Aviation, Helicopter Human Factors, Air Traffic Control, Human Factors Evaluation Methods, Human Performance Technology, System Safety (Flight Test Perspectives), Head Up Displays, Enhanced Vision Systems, and Synthetic Vision Systems.