Aircraft Descriptions

NTPS Accomplishes syllabus training primarily in the fleet of 37 aircraft listed below. Other aircraft (Mig-15, Cessna Citation, L-59, AlphaJet, T-2, variable stability Learjet, etc) are leased for specific curriculum requirements. Select an Aircraft to view a brief description and photos.

Northrop T-38 Talon

The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service in... Read more

Aermacchi MB-326M Impala

The Aermacchi MB-326M "Impala" is a single-engine jet trainer and light attack aircraft. It is a tandem, two-seat aircraft with a basic weight of 5,500 lbs and a maximum weight... Read more

Beech-35 Bonanza

The “V” tail Beechcraft B35 Bonanza is a single-engine, piston-propeller, tricycle retractable gear aircraft capable of carrying four people. It is powered by a Continental E225-8 six cylinder engine capable... Read more

Beech 76A Duchess

The Duchess is a light twin engine aircraft powered by two Avco Lycoming engines, each rated at 180 horsepower at 2700 RPM. The aircraft is equipped with two Hartzell, constant... Read more

Bell OH-58C Kiowa

The OH-58C, is a four-place, single-main rotor, light helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine.  It has a 2-bladed main rotor and a 2-bladed tail rotor.  Maximum gross weight of... Read more

Bell 212 / UH-1N

The Bell UH-1N is a highly versatile all metal, twin-engine, utility transport helicopter with a fixed skid type landing gear. The cockpit has side-by-side seating for a crew of two... Read more

Cessna 150/152

The Cessna C-150 and the152 are high wing, single piston-engine two place monoplanes. The C-150 has been modified to serve as Surrogate Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV).  When certified, the aircraft will... Read more

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The C-172 Skyhawk is a four place, single engine, all metal aircraft, certified in the Normal category with a load factor limit of +3.8 flaps up and +3.0 flaps down. ... Read more

Cessna 182

The Cessna 182 has a 230 HP Lycoming engine, a G1000 avionics suite with autopilot and is used for systems training. Read more

Cessna 441 Conquest

The Cessna Model 441 Conquest is a twin-engine turboprop, tricycle retractable gear aircraft capable of carrying up to eleven people. The aircraft is powered by two Garrett TPE331 fixed shaft... Read more

Cirrus SR22

The Cirrus Design SR22 is a single-engine, piston-propeller, tricycle fixed gear aircraft capable of carrying four people. It is powered by a Teledyne Continental IO-550-N six cylinder engine capable of... Read more

DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

The DHC-I Chipmunk is a low wing single engine monoplane of metal construction designed for elementary flying instruction.  It accommodates two in a tandem seat arrangement with duplicate controls and... Read more

Diamond DA-42

The DA-42 is a twin engine composite aircraft powered by 135 HP turbocharged diesel engines which run on Jet-A fuel. It has a G1000 avionics suite with autopilot and is used... Read more

Douglas C-47/DC-3 Turbo Dak

Douglas C-47/DC-3 Turbo Dak is powered by two Pratt & Whitney 1230 HP PT-6A engines. It is used for FLIR & RADAR systems training. Read more

Firecracker NDN-1T

The NDN-1T Turbo-Firecracker is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25A turbo-prop engine of 550 SHP, driving a constant speed, feathering and reversing Hartzell three bladed propeller of 7 ft... Read more

Firefly T-67

The T-67 is a composite acrobatic trainer powered by a 260 HP Lycoming engine. It is used for spin, formation and chase training. The school operates two A/C. ... Read more

Gippsland GA-8 Airvan

The Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan is a strut braced, high wing, fixed tricycle gear, single-engine aircraft designed for passenger and utility operations.  The cabin can seat eight. The piston engine... Read more

Hughes 369

The Hughes 369 helicopter is an all metal, single engine, light utility rotary wing aircraft. The 369 is powered by an Allison 250-C18 engine. The Hughes 369 is the civilian... Read more

MBB Bo-105M

The Bo-105M was originally in service with the German Army as a Liaison and Observation Helicopter. It is a military derivative of the civil Bo-105CB. A light weight, twin-engine, multipurpose... Read more

Piper PA-24 Comanche

The Cherokee PA-24 Comanche... Read more

Piper PA-34 Seneca

The PA-34 is a light twin with 200 HP turbo charged Continental engines. It instrumented for performance and flying qualities, including engine-out and has a Pi data recording system. Read more

Saab SK-35 Draken

The premier aircraft in our fleet is the Saab SK-35 Draken. We have two J-35 single-seat aircraft and four SK-35 two-seaters. These ex-Royal Danish Air Force mach 2 fighters are... Read more

Saberliner NA-265

The Sabreliner Corporation NA-265 Sabreliner is a business jet aircraft capable of carrying a crew of two and up to seven passengers. The aircraft is powered by two Pratt &... Read more

Swearingen SA-226T Merlin III

The Merlin III is a twin engine aircraft built by Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft is powered by two turboprop engines equipped with constant speed, full feathering, reversible propellers.  The... Read more

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Contact Info

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