Flight Test Course

Just before the start of the final year, undergraduate students attend a flight test course delivered by Cranfield University’s National Flying Laboratory Centre using their specially instrumented Jetstream 31 aircraft.

During the flight, the aircraft conducts specific maneuvers during which flight data is gathered for later analysis by the students. This valuable experience allows the students to link practical issues of aircraft behaviour to principles of flight taught in the classroom.

Aeronautical Engineering at CSE - Flight Test at Cranfield: happy students in the cabin Aeronautical Engineering at CSE - Flight Test at Cranfield: student looking into the flight deck Aeronautical Engineering at CSE - Flight Test at Cranfield: student studying a manual Aeronautical Engineering at CSE - Flight Test at Cranfield: students taking notes in-flight Aeronautical Engineering at CSE - Flight Test at Cranfield: close up view of flight instruments Aeronautical Engineering at CSE - Flight Test at Cranfield: students chatting on the tarmac after the flight