flight check


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flight check

i. A call sign prefix used by regulatory authorities, such as the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), or others engaged in flight inspection or certification of navigational aids and flight procedures. The word recorded may be added as a suffix (e.g., “Flight Check 320 recorded” to indicate that an automated flight inspection is in progress in the terminal areas).
ii. A proficiency check in actual flight of a pilot or other air crewmember(s). An authorized examiner conducts a flight check.
iii. A check made in an airborne aircraft to determine the efficiency and extent of coverage of some piece of equipment, such as a radio or a radar aerial navigational aid.
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I was invited to ride along and learn what the Flight Check crews do.
There are currently 28 aircraft in the Flight Check fleet, including 18 Beech 300s, six Lear 60s, and four Challengers.
All Flight Check aircraft operate under Part 135 and as such are strictly subject to all of the 135 regulations and requirements.
The day after our mission, two of the Flight Check aircraft were both going to fly missions to verify all of the approaches into any airport that use the new VOR.
Flight Check crews occasionally get retasked in the middle of a mission.
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Global Hawks are built in Palmdale, and Predators, built in San Diego County, go through their final flight checks at a private airport near Lake Los Angeles.
Lockheed Martin's Palmdale plant also is conducting research into unmanned aircraft and General Atomics' Predator UAV gets final flight checks at the Gray Butte Airport southeast of Lake Los Angeles.
BA said the tanks on their 60 jumbos - about one-fifth of their fleet - are inspected during normal flight checks.
The F alleges three of the pilots did not undergo recurrent training or receive competency flight checks within the required periods of time.