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DOARI 2021-01 Consultation

Competence of flight test crew involved in VTOL flight test activities

This DOARI is intended to address competences of flight test crew involved in flight test activities on aircraft that meet the applicability criteria of SC-VTOL-01 i.e.: 

  • a person-carrying vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) heavier-than-air aircraft in the small category, with lift/thrust units used to generate powered lift and control;
  • distinct from conventional aeroplanes by its VTOL capability or;
  • distinct from conventional rotorcraft by the use of distributed propulsion; 
  • with a passenger seating configuration of 9 or less and;
  • a maximum certified take-off mass of 3 175 kg (7 000 lbs) or less