What does a Flight Test Engineer do ?

A friends father is a flight test engineer for an aircraft company, sounds like a cool job, what do they do ?

Asked By: ohnogruffalo - 11/6/2006
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A Flight Test Engineer is involved with the testing and development of aircraft, their components and their systems. Once a new aeroplane (or system / weapon / etc) has been designed and constructed, it must be demonstrated that it functions as required throughout all expected operating environments... More
Answered By: Woody - 11/7/2006
Additional Answers (3)
They analyse and fix snags during flight testing of an aircraft... More
Answered By: calnickel - 11/6/2006
They r the people who risk their lives to make sure the aircraft is safe enough to travel , when a aircraft is completed its flying capibilities can only be tested during flight... More
Answered By: sez - 11/7/2006
he tests the plane before depature, and he signs the release of the plane.
Answered By: Anthony - 11/7/2006
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