Come Train at NTPS; the World’s Test Pilot School.

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is the premier total flight test education and training organization in the world.  A lofty claim perhaps, yet the diversity and breadth of the flight test education, training, and research conducted at NTPS is unsurpassed in the industry.  With over 30 flight test course offerings, ranging from the year-long Professional Courses to numerous short courses to our accredited Master’s degree, NTPS can meet all your flight test education and training needs. NTPS participates in significant flight test research both internally and as partners with notable research organizations across the globe.  Celebrating over 30 years of service to civil industry, government organizations, and military services in both the United States and 30 other countries, NTPS is truly the World’s Test Pilot School.  Come see for yourself. Read More...

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NTPS Submits EASA Application

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) announced that it formally submitted its Application for an EASA Part – ORA ATO Approval in late May 2014 and it was registered by EASA in early June 2014. This is the first formal... Read more

NTPS RPV Module going Full Throttle

The NTPS RPV module introduces our flight test students to remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) flight test techniques (FTT) and test procedures.  The course uses an FAA approved C-150 Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) with a safety pilot on board.  Control of the aircraft... Read more

Congressman Visits NTPS

Congressman Kevin McCarthy visits NTPS as part of a tour of the Mojave Air and Space Port on 05/13/14.  During the brief stop he was able to visit with numerous constituents that work at NTPS and see some of the... Read more

Fast Jets are Back at NTPS!

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that it has added a T-38A Talon supersonic jet trainer to its diverse fleet of aircraft.  The acquisition of T-38 N638TC is part of NTPS’ fleet refresh program and replaces... Read more

NTPS Tweets

Big day, Big Roar over Mojave. NTPS fast jets are back!! NTPS T-38 1st sorties for P&FQ. Pretty sight to see. Stay tuned for pics! #DrAL
"Flying" off-road today in my Raptor exploring the Mojave Desert. Amazing runs through the Joshua Tree forests. #DrAL
NTPS Gliding Soars! FW Professional Course filled Tehachapi sky. Greg & Russ led fun & demos. Lots of smiles. RW soars in October. #DrAL
Perf I week 2 complete. ~100 sorties. TP/FTE teamwork developing. Daily reports improving. Education happening. Exciting stuff to see. #DrAL
Grad Roland Dopfer writes he is working hard on Helo projects & appreciating his NTPS training. Thanks Roland, keep up the good work! #DrAL

Instructor Spotlight

rhebmannAcademic Qualifications
MS Aeronautical Engineering, French Air Force Academy 
Empire Test Pilot's School, Class 1998

Flight Qualifications
EASA Commercial Pilot
EPNER Instructor Test Pilot
5,000 hour


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National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943