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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Joint Fused Reality Research Program

Joint Fused Reality Research Program

  NTPS participated in a joint research program with Systems Technology Inc. (STI) and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.  The Fused Reality system, developed by STI, captures imagery from the user's eye perspective and overlays it with an interactive... Read more

NTPS Welcomes Class 2015A

NTPS Class 2015A has arrived and started their training. The 2015A class includes members from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States. They will soon join the members of Class 2014B to begin work on the six-month Systems... Read more

T-67 Firefly Operations Halted

Pending the outcome of the NTSB investigation, the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has suspended all operations of the T-67 Firefly aircraft until further notice. The future use of T-67 Firefly aircraft at NTPS will be determined at a later... Read more

NTPS Joins NTSB Investigation

The National Test Pilot School has been invited by the NTSB to join the investigation of the 24 October 2014 accident of T-67 Slingsby Firefly N456FR. All further release of information regarding this accident will be released by the NTSB. Read more

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NASA/STI/NTPS Joint Fused Realty Research demonstrates new fused virtual/real world tech. Check out the story & video on NTPS website.#DrAL
Class 2014B vacation is over. Back in the saddle flying this week, Test Management next week, then they join 2015A for Systems. Nice. #DrAL
Class 2015A has arrived in Mojave! Intro course underway. Great group of new students from around the world. Exciting times at NTPS! #DrAL
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all NTPS faculty, staff, students, graduates, customers, and friends! #DrAL
Winter Graduation Complete! Congrats all grads. Put your awesome new skills to good use back at home & make us proud! Safe travels. #DrAL

Instructor Spotlight

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