Functional Check Flight Course

FCF Description

Boeing’s Functional Check Flight Course

Boeing’s Functional Check Flight Course is taught by Senior Boeing Test Pilots and is designed to introduce Boeing airplane operators to the philosophies, processes and procedures that Boeing utilizes to successfully test and deliver Boeing airplanes.

This course will provide the guidance necessary to safely and efficiently complete Functional Check Flights (FCF) on new generation Boeing airplanes. In addition, we will provide the tools to develop a foundation for a safe operation.

This course includes:

  • Differences between revenue flights and Functional Check Flights
  • Knowledge and skills to conduct a safe, efficient and thorough Functional Check Flight
  • Specific Systems Checks – Ground and in-flight
  • Flight Simulator and Airplane training

Course Layout - 5 days

  • Day 1, 2 – Ground Instruction
    • General Instruction
    • FCF Specific Instruction
      • Flight Training Device or Simulator
  • Day 3 – Simulator – Normal FCF checks
    • Familiarization
  • Day 4 – Simulator – FCF Checks; Non-Normals
  • Day 5 – Flight with Boeing pilot, Within 30 days of class

Applicable Models

B737NG, B747, B767, B777, B787

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