CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
A maintenance test flight is an exceptionally
demanding operation and requires a thorough
flight readiness inspection (PREFLIGHT). The
flight readiness inspection is prescribed in TM
1-1510-225-10 (operators manual) and must be
completed prior to each maintenance test flight.
Emergency procedures are found in the applicable
operators manual (-10) or checklist (-CL) and are
not duplicated in this publication. Prior to each
maintenance test flight, the pilot will contact
maintenance/quality control personnel to deter-
mine the maintenance that has been performed.
This manual should be used only by qualified
maintenance test flight pilots as required in AR
l-l. PURPOSE. The purpose of this manual is to provide
complete instructions for performing a maintenance test flight
of C-12R aircraft. For the specific conditions which require a
general or limited maintenance test flight or functional accep-
tance flight, refer to AR 95-1 and TM 1-1500-328-23, the
applicable maintenance manual, and the aircraft support con-
a. Maintenance Test Flight.
A flight for which the pri-
mary mission is to determine airworthiness, i.e., that the air-
frame, powerplant, accessories, and items of equipment are
functioning in accordance with predetermined requirements in
the intended operational environment.
b. Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. Warnings, cau-
tions, and notes are used to emphasize important and critical
instructions and are used for the following conditions: