Flight testing may well be the most celebrated step of the design-build-test cycle here. Not only do we get the satisfaction of seeing something we created in the air, the entire Scaled family joins together to celebrate. To get to flight test, a robust test plan is developed and executed to ensure appropriate incremental validation. Data is collected at each step and evaluated to inform on handling qualities and potential design modifications. This process is repeated until we meet full envelope expansion and hit the ultimate goals of the project.
In addition to flight testing Scaled-built aircraft, our team has the capability and experience to flight test and evaluate other aircraft. This allows us to do a variety of testing across a wide variety of aircraft performance types.