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Old 12-14-2011, 07:54 PM
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These are some others.

- Coordination with tower or other airspace requiring communications.

- Clearing the area for the flight.

- Ckecking for any leaks (fuel, oil, etc) or smoke.

- Airspeed comparizon.

- Coordination with ground/air facilities in case of emergencies.

- SAR coordinations.

- An important one; some one to hold your buddy to his/her plan. NOGOs

That being said. The chase should never be in the way of the aircraft conducting it's first flight. That test pilot has way too many things going on.
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