Course Schedule and Costs

** Course costs do not include any lodging

Test Pilot/Flight Test Engineer Professional Course (EASA Cat I compliant) ** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (50 weeks)

  $550,000/engineer  $925,000/pilot
    June 22, 2015 - June 17, 2016 (Class 15B)

  $575,000/engineer  $930,000/pilot
    January 4, 2016 - December 16, 2016 (Class 16A)


Performance and Flying Qualities Professional Course ** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (26 weeks)

  $320,000/engineer  $600,000/pilot
  June 22, 2015 -  December 18, 2015 (Class 15B)


Systems Professional Course ** - Fixed and Rotary Wing (24 weeks)

  $330,000/engineer  $420,000/pilot
  January 4 - June 17, 2016 (Class 16A)


Category II Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course (EASA Compliant) - P&FQ Focus ** (18/21 weeks)

  $200,000/engineer  $340,000/pilot;  Light Aircraft Version $99,000/engineer  $180,000/pilot
  June 8 - October 9, 2015 

  $30,000/engineer  $60,000/pilot - add 3 week MFC/Variable Stability/Qual Eval option to above

 

Category II Test PIlot and Flight Test Engineer Course (EASA Compliant) - Systems Focus** (20 Weeks)

  $275,000/engineer  $350,000/pilot

  4 January - 20 May 2016

 

Pre-TPS Course ** - Fixed and Rotary Wing (6 weeks)

  $27,000/eng  $27,000/pilot
  May 11 - June 19, 2015 (Class 15B)
  November 9 - December 18, 2015 (Class 16A)


** Course costs do not include any lodging


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks ) $9,900
   August 24 - September 4, 2015
   November 9 - November 20, 2015


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks) $12,000
  March 21 - April 1, 2016

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations with approved Technical Assistance Agreements.


Introduction to Systems Testing Course (2 weeks) $9,900
  June 8 - June 19, 2015
  December 7 - December 18, 2015


Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Initial - Fixed and Rotary Wing (6 weeks)
  $40,000/eng *** $75,000/pilot
   January 26 - March 3, 2016

Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Recurrent - Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
  $16,000/eng ***  $30,000/pilot
  (Prerequisite: 6 week course, call for information)

*** The FTE price assumes a pilot and FTE team is attending the course together. If an FTE is coming to the course without a pilot then the price of the course for an FTE will be the same as the pilot price.


Operational Test and Evaluation Course - Fixed and Rotary Wing ( 2.8 Week) $9,900*

  August 3 - August 21, 2015 SOLD OUT
  October 5 - October 23, 2015 SOLD OUT
  February 8 - February 26, 2016
  April 18 - May 6, 2016

*Cost listed is for the fixed wing option. Call for rotary wing options.

RPV Flight Testing* - (2 weeks) $15,000 
  October 26 - November 6, 2015

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations with approved Technical Assistance Agreements.


NVG / Night Vision Imaging System Evaluation Techniques* Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing (2 weeks)
  $9,900/eng $15,000/pilot
  October 26 - November 6, 2015

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations with approved Technical Assistance Agreements.

 

Technical Pilot Course Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
   $20,000/pilot
   September 28 - October 9, 2015


NFTI Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Introduction to Flight Test Jun 22 - July 10, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation July 6 - July 10, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4003 Capstone Project TBD $2,495
T&E 4007 or T&E 4017 – P&FQ Flight Test Laboratory (Introduction to FW P&FQ or RW P&FQ ) Refer to Intro to P&FQ short course
T&E 4008 Systems Flight Test Laboratory (Introduction to Systems) Refer to Intro to Systems short course

Systems Academic Only Modules **

T&E 4201 Intro to Avionics and Weapons Systems Flight Testing Feb 2 - Feb 6, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Mar 2 - Mar 6, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4204 Flight Test of RADAR and Electric Warfare Systems* Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4207 Electro-optical and Infrared Flight Testing*
Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4208 HMD & NVG Testing* (includes one demo flight)
May 4 - May 8, 2015

$2,495

+$2,500 Lab Fee

T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 8 - June 12, 2015

$2,495

+$500 Lab Fee

* These modules are limited to US citizens or organizations approved by the US Department of State.
** The pricing for the Systems Academic Only Modules listed above do not include any flying or labs unless specifically noted.  Pricing information for an entire Systems Module (including flying and labs) is available upon request.

Performance and Flying Qualities Academic Only Modules **

T&E 4101 Performance Flight Testing I July 13 - July 17, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 13 - July 17, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  Aug 3 - Aug 8, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4113 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2015  $2,495
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 14 - Sept 18, 2015  $2,495
T&E 4114 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 14 - Sept 18, 2015  $2,495
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2015 $2,495
T&E 4106 Structures, Loads, Flutter, and Vibration
(includes tm exercise)

Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2015

$2,495

+ $500 TM Lab fee

T&E 4107 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification TBD $500
     
 ** The pricing for the Performance and Flying Qualities Academic Only Modules listed above do not include any flying or labs unless specifically noted. Pricing information for an entire Performance and Flying Qualities Module (including flying and labs) is available upon request.

 On Demand Courses and Consulting / Support

Cat II to Cat I Bridge Course for Test Pilots and FTEs (EASA Compliant; Length, Content, and Price based on the Individual) Call For Price
Flight Test Instructor Course Call For Price
Commercial Spaceflight Education and Training (CSET) Course Levels 1 through 5 Call For Price
Flight Test Techiques Refresher Course TBD for Individual
Technical Pilot Course $20,000
Aviation Safety Course $1,500
Upset Recognition and Recovery Training Course $10,000
Spin Training Course $15,000
Formation / Low-Level / Chase Training Course $10,000
Crew Resource Management for Flight Testers (CRM) (3 Day Initial) $1,500
Crew Resource Management for Flight Testers (CRM) (1 Day Refresher) $500
Test Pilot / Flight Test Engineer Consulting / Support Call For Price
English Training prior to Pre-TPS (8 weeks) $32,000

We can tailor or design courses to meet your specific flight test needs


Course cost is subject to change without notice.
Payment is due at the beginning of each course, with the exception of the professional 50 week course.  Cancellation fee of 25% if student cancels within two weeks of start date of course!  Cost is subject to change without notice.  Please call for current costs.

 

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Notice: Course costs and dates are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Course Schedule and Costs page for more information. Contact us to check course availability.

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

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