Flight Test Brevity

A Communications Guide


Nathan Cook





This guide is intended to accelerate the communications training of flight testers. The desired end state is a flight test team who can safely, securely, effectively, and efficiently communicate with each other, whether over the radio or face-to-face.


A pdf version of this guide is available for download at https://github.com/cooknl/flight-test-brevity/blob/main/pdf/Flight-Test-Brevity.pdf


This guide is a living document. All feedback is welcomed, and the most effective means of providing it is to create an “Issue” at https://github.com/cooknl/flight-test-brevity/issues

Change Log

  • 2023-06-08 v1.3.0
  • 2023-04-08 v1.2.0
    • Reorders appendices to have Flight Test Brevity Codes lead
    • Extensive re-alignment of Multi-Service Brevity Codes Applicable to Flight Test to conform with 2020 Change 1 version of BREVITY
  • 2023-04-02 v1.1.0
    • Extends appendices
      • Moves “Comm Plan” from body to appendix
      • Adds “Test Point”
      • Adds “Unsafe Comm”
    • Alters format of Flight Test Brevity Codes from tabular to paginated to improve pdf version
    • Adds pdf version
  • 2023-02-11 v.1.0.0
  • 2016-08-04 Most recent Word version