The duration of a general or limited test flight shall
be in accordance with the requirements of AR 95-1 and TM
1-4. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS.
a. Cargo and Passengers. Cargo and passengers are
prohibited on maintenance test flights.
b. Forms and Records. Forms and records will be
checked prior to the maintenance test flight to determine what
maintenance has been performed and the type of maintenance
test flight required (i.e., general or limited).
c. Configuration. The configuration of the aircraft
should be determined prior to each maintenance test flight in
order to determine performance parameters.
d. Post Test Flight Inspection. A thorough visual
inspection will be performed to the extent necessary to assure
that deficiencies or short comings that may have developed as
a result of the maintenance test flight are detected.
When a maintenance test flight is
required to assure proper operation of a specific system(s),
refer to the applicable maintenance manual for the limits of
f. Asterisked Checks. An asterisk l prior to a check
requires that the test flight check sheet be annotated with a
specific reading. Also, a check (H) for satisfactory perfor-
mance, or an X for problem detected will be recorded and a
short statement entered in the remarks block of the check
An O prior to a check indicates a requirement if the
equipment is installed.
h. Maintenance Test Flight Check Sheet. A check
sheet similar to the one contained in chapter 5 shall be used
for all test flights. When a test flight is performed to deter-
mine if specific equipment or systems are operating properly,