CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
A maintenance test flight is an exceptionally
demanding operation and requires a thorough flight
readiness inspection (PREFLIGHT). The flight
1-1510-224-10 (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 determine
the maintenance that has been performed. This
maintenance test flight pilots as required in AR 95-1.
1-1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this manual is to provide complete
instructions for performing a maintenance test flight of RC-12P and RC-
12Q aircraft. For the specific conditions which require a general or
limited maintenance test flight, refer to TM 1-1500-328-23, the applicable
maintenance manual, and the aircraft support contract.
Maintenance Test Flight. A flight for which the primary
mission is to determine airworthiness, i.e., that the airframe, powerplant,
accessories, and items of equipment are functioning in accordance with
predetermined requirements in the intended operational environment.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. Warnings, cautions, and
notes are used to emphasize important and critical instructions and are
used for the following conditions: