Course Schedule and Costs

** Course costs do not include any lodging

Test Pilot/Flight Test Engineer Professional Course ** - Fixed and Rotary Wing (51 weeks)

  $550,000/eng   $925,000/pilot
    January 5, 2015 - December 18, 2015 (Class 15A)
    June 22, 2015 - June 17, 2016 (Class 15B)


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

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


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

  $320,000/eng   $410,000/pilot
  January 5 - June 19, 2015 (Class 15A)


EASA Category II Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course ** (18 weeks)

  $200,000/eng   $340,000/pilot  /   Light Aircraft $95,000/eng   $180,000/pilot 
  June 8 - October 9, 2015 

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


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

  $27,000/eng  $27,000/pilot
  November 10 - December 19, 2014 (Class 15A)
  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
   November 10 - November 21, 2014 SOLD OUT
   January 12 - January 23, 2015
   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 23 - April 3, 2015

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


Introduction to Systems Testing Course (2 weeks) $9,900
  December 8 - December 19, 2014 SOLD OUT
  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 27 - March 5, 2015

Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Recurrent - Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
  $15,000/eng ***  $25,000/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*

  October 6 - October 24, 2014 SOLD OUT
  February 9 - February 27, 2015 SOLD OUT
  April 20 - May 8, 2015
  August 3 - August 21, 2015
  October 5 - October 23, 2015

*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)
  $9,500/eng $12,500/pilot
  November 3 - November 14, 2014
  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
   March 23 - April 3, 2015


NFTI Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Introduction to the Professional Course Jan 5 - Jan 23, 2015
Jun 22 - July 10, 2015
$5,000
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2015
July 6 - July 10, 2015
$2,500
T&E 4003 Capstone Project TBD $2,500

Systems Academic Only Modules **

T&E 4201 Intro to Avionics and Weapons Systems Flight Testing Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Mar 2 - Mar 6, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4204 Flight Test of RADAR and Electric Warfare Systems* Mar 23 - Apr 1, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4207 Electro-optical and Infrared Flight Testing*
Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4208 Night Vision Imaging Systems Evaluation* (includes one demo flight)
May 4 - May 8, 2015 $5,000
T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 8 - June 12, 2015 $4,000
* 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 $2,500
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 13 - July 17, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  Aug 3 - Aug 8, 2015 $2,500
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4113 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014  $2,500
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 15 - Sept 19, 2014  $2,500
T&E 4114 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 15 - Sept 19, 2014  $2,500
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4106 Structures, Loads, Flutter, and Vibration
(includes tm exercise)

Dec 1 - Dec 5, 2014

$4,000
T&E 4210 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification TBD $1,500
     
 ** 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

EASA Cat II to Cat I Bridge Course for Test Pilots and FTEs (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
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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