Definition of test flight in English:

test flight

noun

  • A flight during which the performance of an aircraft or its equipment is tested.

    • ‘After substantial refurbishment, it performed its first test flight in 1998 and has since appeared at several air shows.’
    • ‘Nasa scientists had hoped to make aviation history with the supersonic test flight.’
    • ‘There were twelve gallons of fuel aboard - plenty for a short test flight.’
    • ‘The six-hour test flight over western Washington State enabled Boeing to confirm the compatibility of the MESA radar with aircraft systems.’
    • ‘The decision came a week ahead of the first test flight of Australia's Wedgetail aircraft at Seattle in the US, where the aircraft are being built.’
    • ‘They currently plan to perform an unmanned test flight in the third week of December from Kindersley, Saskatchewan.’
    • ‘It has been said over and over again by the senior shuttle program management that every flight is a test flight.’
    • ‘The plane was on a test flight and ditched in a lagoon one mile from the field.’
    • ‘Since John had to do a test flight, it was an excellent chance for a photo mission.’
    • ‘After the successful test flight, Altair glided to a landing on the remote desert runway.’
    • ‘He made arrangements for me to fly any time there was a test flight.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, on its first test flight, it flew only 500 yards at an altitude of 100 feet before crashing.’
    • ‘The first aircraft assembled was aircraft number 43 which was flown on a test flight shortly thereafter for twelve minutes.’
    • ‘Taxiing back from our test flight, there was a kind of nervous excitement in the cabin.’
    • ‘On 17 January 2003, the third test flight was undertaken.’
    • ‘I was the third pilot to take the glider for a test flight yesterday at Quest.’
    • ‘In one such incident, he was in a test flight when one of the engines cut out on his aircraft, she said.’
    • ‘The test flight was carried out in a microlight aircraft.’
    • ‘In January, the European aircraft manufacturer will roll out the first of its A380 super-jumbos, in preparation for its first test flight by the end of March.’
    • ‘The first test flight of the new aircraft will take place before the end of March and Singapore Airlines will be the first to operate the A380 in spring 2006.’

Pronunciation

test flight

/ˈtes(t) ˌflīt/