test flight

The flight of an aircraft performed to achieve a specified test objective. In the normal course, test flights are carried out to ascertain the air-worthiness of aircraft or individual systems as well as to confirm performance parameters.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • test flight — a flight made to observe the performance characteristics of a new aircraft or spacecraft. [1910 15] * * * test flight noun A trial flight of a new aeroplane • • • Main Entry: ↑test * * * test flight UK US noun [countable] [singular test flight …   Useful english dictionary

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  • test flight — n. to conduct a test flight * * * to conduct a test flight …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • test flight — exam flight, flight to test the airplane and/or the pilot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • test flight — noun a flight during which the performance of an aircraft or its equipment is tested. Derivatives test fly verb …   English new terms dictionary

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