AIR FORCE - AFI 11-5FT VOL 1
SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (SUAS) FLIGHT TEST TRAINING
|Publication Date:||27 August 2015|
AFMC produces a three-volume set of Flight Test (FT) instructions containing attachments for each Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Group flown in AFMC. These instructions are numbered AFI 11-5FT Volumes 1, 2, and 3, and contain the training, evaluation criteria, and operations procedures, respectively, for each SUAS Group. AFMC uses these instructions in lieu of AFI 11-5GP Group-specific volumes for Research Developmental Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) flying operations. The purpose of this instruction is to establish roles and responsibilities, standardize policy, and define basic processes for the training of operators involved with SUAS flight RDT&E activities. The intent of this instruction is to complement existing flight test approval processes and ensure AFMC and USAFA units effectively manage technical and safety risks during the conduct of SUAS RDT&E activities by properly training and certifying SUAS Operators. In this instruction the term "RDT&E activities" shall include participation of AFMC owned/possessed SUAS in laboratory tests, experiments, technology demonstrations, or war gaming exercises. Note: AFRL is the lead AFMC organization for SUAS flight research and test activities. USAFA RDT&E activities follow AFMC lead command guidance.