Originally Posted by AX-O
These are some others.
- Ckecking for any leaks (fuel, oil, etc) or smoke.
- 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.
Looking for leaks or smoke was the only real reason I wanted a chase plane on my first flight.
The second item wasn't an issue for me as I knew I was going to stick to the plan and did.
As for keeping out of the way, my chase pilot and TeamRV member, Tad Sargent was very helpful.
If nothing else, he was a calm voice on the radio during a stressful flight.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
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