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Flight test guide
The Flight Test Guide (FTG), including a Flight Test Report Guide (FTRG), is intended for manufacturers, kit-builders, test pilots, CASA evaluation engineers and authorised persons. It is not regulatory in nature and does not replace advisory or guidance material. The FTG is also available in an word format which incorporates embedded excel data tables and charts. Please contact the CASA certification section to obtain a copy in this format.
The generic simple light aircraft FTG for Certification Compliance Assessment includes background information and guidance for planning or checking compliance with those parts of a simple airworthiness standard requiring flight tests and pilot judgements. It presents a FTRG that can be used as the basis for producing either a general flight test report or one specifically aimed at satisfying the type certification process (CASR 21.035 refers).
Further information relevant to the flight testing of kit or other aircraft can be derived from the following:
- The Sport Aircraft Association of Australia
- Recreational Aviation Australia
- FAA Advisory Circular AC 90-89A – Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook available through the FAA website.
A number of superseded, FTGs (Generic Amateur Built Aircraft; JAR-VLA Certification) are available on request. This includes report AF-56 Flight Test Guide for Certification which can be used with respect to ultra-light aircraft. Contact us for more information.