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Operational Flight Testing


Seager, Donald Barstow (1948) Operational Flight Testing. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/21B0-X909.


Operational data are those which are used in routine flights to indicate the weight of payload and fuel that can safely be carried. Therefore, operational data consist of information on take-off, climb, cruise, descent, and landing. Airplanes which make the most use of this type of information at present are long range, propeller driven transports and bombers; the material presented on the following pages is specifically for use with this general type of aircraft. Methods of reducing take-off tests, climb tests, and of obtaining high speed cruise control are presented in the body of the thesis.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 May 1948
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12162008-153900
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5028
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:14 Jan 2009
Last Modified:22 Mar 2023 18:23

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