(b) The failure or malfunction of the component or system to
be checked will not affect IFR operation of the aircraft.
(c) The test pilot will begin the maintenance test flight
If the aircraft is operating properly under
under VFR conditions.
VFR conditions, the test pilot may proceed IFR and penetrate the
cloud cover to VFR-on-Top and accomplish the altitude phase to
complete the maintenance test flight.
(3) A standing authorization to waiver the case-by-case
requirements stated above, may be granted by
extenuating circumstances where excessive delays would seriously
effect combat potential or the availability of sufficient numbers of
aircraft to meet a continuous operational requirement; for example,
pilot training schools.
d. Maintenance test flight duration will be sufficient to complete
aircraft is airworthy and capable of mission accomplishment.
After each maintenance test flight, a thorough post-flight
inspection will be performed, to make sure that any deficiencies or
faults that developed as a result of the test flight are detected.
deficiencies detected must be corrected before the
Less serious faults will not
aircraft is released for flight.
prevent the aircraft from being released for flight.
f. Accomplishment of maintenance test flights will be recorded per
DA Pamphlet 738-751.
Maintenance Test Flight Check Sheets.
a. Maintenance test flight check sheets, prescribing the sequence
of checks and test flight inspection items, are contained in the
inspection requirement section of applicable Aircraft Maintenance
Test Flight and/or Phase/Periodic Maintenance Manual.
DA approved Maintenance Test Flight Check Sheets will be
reproduced locally and used during all test flights to record
When the test flight is completed, the check sheets will be
attached to and become a part of the DA Form 2408-13-l.
This will not have
for the test flight check sheets are not needed.
any effect on the numbering of the flight pack.
Recording Maintenance Test Flights.
a. All maintenance test flights will be recorded on DA Form
2408-13-l per DA Pamphlet 738-751.