Course Schedule and Costs

** Course costs do not include any lodging

Test Pilot/Flight Test Engineer Professional Course (EASA Cat 1 Certified) ** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (50 weeks)

  $599,000/engineer  $950,000/pilot
    January 2, 2017 - December 14, 2017 (Class 17A)
    June 19, 2017 - June 14, 2018 (Class 17B)


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

  $395,000/engineer  $625,000/pilot
  June 19, 2017 - December 14, 2017 (P&FQ 2017)


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

  $350,000/engineer  $435,000/pilot
  January 2 - June 15, 2017 (Systems 2017)
  January 2 - June 14, 2018 (Systems 2018)


Category 2 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course (EASA Certified) - P&FQ Focus ** (19/22 weeks)

Fixed Wing or Rotary Wing Version  $250,000/engineer  $395,000/pilot 
5 June - 13 October 2017

Add 3 week Modern Flight Controls/Variable Stability option to above; $35,000/engineer  $70,000/pilot (Recommended)

Light Aircraft Version (FW<2000kg) $170,000/engineer  $270,000/pilot (Not EASA Compliant for Pilots without modification)

 

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

  $28,000/eng  $28,000/pilot
  November 7 - December 16, 2016 (Class 17A)
  May 8 - June 16, 2017 (Class 17B)


** Course costs do not include any lodging


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks ) $9,950
   August 22 - September 2, 2016
   November 7 - November 18, 2016
   January 9 - January 20, 2017
   May 8 - May 19, 2017


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks) $9,950
  March 20 - March 31, 2017

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

Introduction to Systems Testing (2 weeks) $9,950
  December 5 - 16, 2016
  June 5 - 16, 2017
  December 4 - 15, 2017


Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Initial - Fixed and Rotary Wing (6 weeks)
  $40,000/eng *** $75,000/pilot
   January 10 - February 16, 2017

Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Recurrent - Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
  $16,000/eng ***  $30,000/pilot
   25 October - 3 November, 2016
   20 - 29 June, 2017
  (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) $9,950*

  October 3 - October 21, 2016 SOLD OUT
  February 6 - February 24, 2017
  April 17 - May 5, 2017
  July 31 - August 14, 2017
  October 2 - October 20, 2017
*Cost listed is for the fixed wing option. Call for rotary wing options.

UAV Systems Test* - (2 weeks) $9,950 
   November 7 - November 18, 2016
   October 23 - November 3, 2017
  

* 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)
  $9,950/eng $15,000/pilot
  October 24 - November 4, 2016
  October 23 - November 3, 2017

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

 

Technical Pilot Course Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
   $20,000/pilot
   March 20 - March 31, 2017


NFTI Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Fundamentals of Flight Test January 2 - January 20, 2017
June 19 - July 7, 2017
$2,495
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation July 3 - July 7, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4003 Capstone Project TBD $2,495
T&E 4007 or T&E 4017 – Introduction to FW P&FQ or RW P&FQ Refer to Intro to P&FQ short course
T&E 4008 Introduction to Systems Testing Refer to Intro to Systems short course

Systems Academic Only Modules **

T&E 4201 Avionics Systems Flight Testing Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4204 Flight Test of RADAR and Electric Warfare Systems* Mar 20 - Mar 28, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4207 Electro-optical and Infrared Flight Testing*
Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4208 HMD & NVG Testing* (includes one demo flight)
May 1 - May 5, 2017

$2,495

+$1,500 Lab Fee

T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 5 - June 9, 2017

$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 10 - July 14, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 10 - July 14, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II July 31 - Aug 18, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  July 31 - Aug 18, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016 $2,495
T&E 4113 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016 $2,495
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 12 - Sept 16, 2016 $2,495
T&E 4114 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 12 - Sept 16, 2016 $2,495
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 10 - Oct 18, 2016 $2,495
T&E 4106 Structures, Loads, Flutter, and Vibration
(includes tm exercise)

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2016

$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 (4-8 weeks) Call For Price

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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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943

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