ASTM WK41075

    New Specification for Low-Speed Flight Characteristics of Aeroplanes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F44.20 | Committee F44 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification will cover the flight characteristics of airplanes at low speed and provide standards for departure prevention, spinning, and stall warning. 1.2 This specification establishes the airworthiness design requirements associated with low-speed airplane flight characteristics. 1.3 The applicant for a design approval shall seek the individual guidance to their respective civil aviation authority (CAA) body concerning the use of this specification as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this specification (in whole or in part) as a means of compliance to their small aircraft airworthiness regulations (hereinafter referred to as the Rules), refer to ASTM Committee F44 webpage (, which includes CAA website links. 1.4 This specification is applicable to aeroplanes as defined in Terminology F3060. 1.5 Units. The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    airworthiness; flight; general aviation

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Nicholas Borer


    F44 (15-14)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3180-2016 and Pending Publication