checkout flight

check flight

i. A test flight to ascertain if all systems in the aircraft are fully serviceable. A check flight is carried out after a major inspection or repairs.
ii. A flight on which a pilot or other crewmembers are checked for proficiency in the performance of their duties. Also called a check ride or a checkout flight.
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The chopper crashed into a farmland beside an aviation corps while conducting a functional checkout flight.
The checkout flight initiated a NASA-Air Force flight research program to investigate the potential of aerodynamically twisting flexible wings to improve maneuverability of high-performance aircraft at transonic and supersonic speeds.
Although I had used both during the checkout flights and had flown similarly equipped airplanes before, 14 some reason my left hand was convinced the yoke-mounted trim switch was the yoke-mounted push-to-talk button, and vice-versa.