Course Schedule and Costs

** Course costs do not include any lodging

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

  $510,000/eng   $915,000/pilot
  January 6, 2014 - December 19, 2014 (Class 14A)
  June 23, 2014 - June 19, 2015 (Class 14B) 

Airline Transport Category Civil Certification Course - Fixed Wing (51 weeks)
  $520,000/eng   $925,000/pilot
  June 23, 2014 - June 19, 2015 (Class 14B) 


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

  $300,000/eng   $600,000/pilot
  June 23, 2014 -  December 19, 2014 (Class 14B)


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

  $300,000/eng   $410,000/pilot
  January 6 - June 20, 2014 (Class 14A)


Category II Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course ** (18 weeks) (Formerly TB-II)

  $170,000/eng   $320,000/pilot  /   Light Aircraft $90,000/eng   $170,000/pilot 
  June 9 - October 10, 2014 

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


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

  $25,000/eng  $25,000/pilot
  November 4 - December 13, 2013 (Class 14A)
  May 12 - June 20, 2014 (Class 14B)
  November 10 - December 19, 2014 (Class 15A)


** Course costs do not include any lodging


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks ) $9,900
   May 12 - May 23, 2014
   November 10 - November 21, 2014


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks) $12,000
  March 10 - March 21, 2014

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations approved by the US Department of State.


Introduction to Systems Testing Course (2 weeks) $9,900
  December 2 - December 13, 2013 
  June 9 - June 20, 2014
  December 8 - December 19, 2014 


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

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*

  February 10 - February 28, 2014
  April 21 - May 9, 2014
  August 4 - August 22, 2014
  October 6 - October 24, 2014

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

RPV Flight Testing* - (2 weeks) $15,000 
  May 26 - June 6, 2014
  November 24 - December 9, 2014

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations approved by the US Department of State.


Night Vision Imaging System Evaluation* Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing (2 weeks)
  $9,500/eng $12,500/pilot
  November 3 - November 14, 2014

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations approved by the US Department of State.

 


Technical Pilot Course Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
   $20,000/pilot
   April 28 - May 9, 2014


NFTI Masters Modules (CEU Credits) Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Introduction to Flight Test (spread over three weeks) Jan 6 - Jan 24, 2014
Jun 23 - July 11, 2014
$5,000
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2014
July 7 - July 11, 2014
$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 27 - Jan 31, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4203  CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4208 Night Vision Imaging Systems Evaluation Technique* (includes one demo flight) Apr 28 - May 2, 2014 $5,000
T&E 4207 Electro-Optic and Infrared Systems Flight Testing* Apr 7 - Apr 11, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4204 Flight Test of RADAR and Electric Warfare Systems* Mar 17 - Mar 25, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4205 RPV Flight Testing* May 26 - Jun 6, 2014 $15,000
T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 9 - June 13, 2014 $4,000
T&E 4209 Helmet Mounted Display Test and Evaluation* May 12 - May 16, 2014

$2,500

* 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 14 - July 18, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 14 - July 18, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II Aug 4 - Aug 8, 2014 $2,500
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  Aug 4 - Aug 8, 2014 $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 7 - Oct 11, 2013
Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2014
$2,500
T&E 4106 Structures, Loads, Flutter, and Vibration
(includes tm exercise)

Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2013
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) TBD
Commercial Spaceflight Participant Awareness Course TBD
Technical Pilot Course $20,000
Aviation Safety Course $1,500
Upset 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 TBD
English Training prior to Pre-TPS (8 weeks) Without Housing Accomodation $32,000
English Training prior to Pre-TPS (8 weeks) With Housing Accomodation $40,000

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 51 week course.  Cancellation fee of 10% if student cancels within two weeks of start date of course!  Cost is subject to change without notice.  Please call for current costs.

 

NTPS Catalog: For more detailed information please visit the online catalog page to view or download the NTPS Catalog.

Notice: Course costs and dates are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Course Schedule and Costs page for more information. Use the Student Application Form to register in a course. Alternatively, you can contact us to check course availability.

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