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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Aircraft Handling Qualities


    This course aids understanding of the balance between workload and performance when the pilot is controlling an aircraft. Basics of flight dynamics and control are covered, along with the longitudinal and lateral-directional criteria that govern handling qualities. Recent additions include more real-world lessons learned, demonstration of of analysis methods, flight test approaches and suggestions for specifications, including extension to unmanned aircraft. The emphasis is still on insight into the design, analysis and test processes.

    Key Topics:

    • Basics of flight dynamics
    • Effects of feedback control systems
    • Human-in-the-loop modeling
    • Criteria for handling qualities
    • Pilot-Induced Oscillations
    • Lessons learned in aircraft development programs

    Who Should Attend:

    This course will be of interest to control engineers, aerodynamicists, avionics specialists, pilots, flight test engineers, simulation engineers and others who need some depth or appreciation of this important and challenging interface.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Intermediate

    Course scheduling available in the following format:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Standalone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes