ESPN-R launch Maintenance Check Flight (MCF) Manual and risk assessment guidelines to help operators, CAMOs and Maintenance Organisations make MCFs safe.
IFA Comment: Well worth a read
When we talk about safety, we generally think of revenue flights such as a Commercial Air Transport (CAT), Special Operations (SPO) Aerial Work, Search and Rescue (SAR), Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) flights or as recreational flights. There is another type of flight that deserves your attention and discussion, Maintenance Check Flights (MCFs). A wide range of safety experts from the European Safety Promotion Network – Rotorcraft (ESPN-R) have got collected all the key information of MCFs – at the bottom of the article you can download and use the sample MCF Operational Manual and Risk Assessment Guidelines.