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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RW Test Pilot Instructor Opening

The National Test Pilot School is looking to fill a Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor position. You will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Rotary Wing flight test course material.  In this role you will be... Read more

NTPS Wins FAA Contract

NTPS is pleased to announce that it was notified on 5 March 2015 that it had been selected as the FAA’s provider for Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer training for 2015 and beyond. NTPS will provide 6 week initial... Read more

NTPS Technology Refresh Continues

NTPS Technology Refresh Continues

NTPS has recently acquired a new Duchess aircraft with advanced avionics as part of our technology refresh program. The advanced avionics package includes a touch screen Garmin GTN-750 integrated avionics MFD with ADS-B traffic, an Aspen Evolution 1000 PFD, ADS-B... Read more

NTPS Graduate Assistant Program

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2015B Graduate Assistant (GA) Program. The NTPS Graduate Assistant Program is designed to offer recent engineering graduates the opportunity to complete a... Read more

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RW Test Pilot Instructor position open. Go to NTPS website for info and to apply.
Sign up for 23 March Rotary Wing Flight Test Intro short course! Awesome 2 week course gives you the basics. Great fun and great learning!
NTPS tech refresh continues. New Duchess has Garmin 750 MFD, Aspen PFD, ADS-B & more! Looking good inside & out.#DrAL
Big news! NTPS awarded FAA contract for FAA Test Pilot & FTE training for 2015 & beyond! Looking forward to training the FAA crews. #DrAL
NTPS Instructors Chris McElroy & Ryan Olsen get published in SETP's COCKPIT magazine. Article about FTTs for RPVs. Great job Gents! #DrAL

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npecileAcademic Qualifications
PhD Candidate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University
MS in Flight Test Engineering, National Flight Test Institute/National Test Pilot


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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