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The Write Stuff

Old 20th May 2012, 02:39
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The Write Stuff

Does anyone know where I might find a copy of the USNTPS handbook, 'The Write Stuff'?
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Old 20th May 2012, 11:29
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All I have is the Flight Test Manual - sorry I can't help further.
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Old 21st May 2012, 19:23
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Thank you for your reply OverRun. I've got the Flight Test Manuals but have had no joy as relates "The Write Stuff". This has proved a more difficult search than I had imagined. It might be time to write an updated manual on writing test reports for test pilots. Seems a pity since it has been done before but now appears to have been lost in time!

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Old 21st May 2012, 23:17
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I don't have a copy either, although do have a rather elderly ETPS reporting guide on the shelf for what it's worth.

I spend a lot of time thinking about report writing methods, and teaching writing methods to doctoral students who are engaged in flight testing. I have some home-grown material, but have been thinking of updating that in any case. If you'd like to collaborate on anything, by all means drop me a line.

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Old 23rd May 2012, 06:14
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Thank you for the reply Genghis. I have widened my search. Should I find a copy of the "Write Stuff" I will forward a copy to you. I would be interested in the ETPS reporting guide - the older that document, the better in my opinion.

I may take you up on your offer of collaboration should my search not not uncover an authoritative work of merit. Test report writing is quickly becoming a lost art. Test report standards do seem to exist within organizations, but a flight test industry standard seems elusive.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 08:25
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I've emailed you Rich, possibly with a few ideas.

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Old 25th May 2012, 06:34
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I've written report writing manuals for the now-defunct (original) International Test Pilot School, and attempted to revise it at another school.
Anyone who wants a copy can pm me.
It's based on the USNTPS method, so should be pretty close.
Hmmm. Maybe I should put it into a proper book form. Now there's a thought.
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Old 24th Jun 2012, 01:22
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nawctsd.navair.navy.mil/Resources/.../NAWCTSDManualofStyle.doc

Try this link. I don't think this is the same report writing handbook you're referring to.
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 12:56
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There is a company called ABEBooks, try a google search, they maight be able to help.
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