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Job Description: Primary duties are to maintain aircrew life support equipment for the largest civilian Test Pilot School in the world. The equipment to be maintained includes fighter aircraft and helicopter helmets, oxygen masks, G-suits, noise-cancelling headsets, parachutes, and other life support and emergency equipment including handheld radios, life vests, etc. Maintenance of this equipment includes routine period inspections and servicing as well as aircrew fitting. Secondary duties include other duties as assigned within the Flight Operations Division of the school, as required.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Must have at least two years of experience in a flying organization as an aircrew life support equipment (ALSE) specialist
  • Must be able to provide adequate fitting for students and staff personnel with flight suits, G-suits, boots, helmets, and all essential gear for flight activity
  • Must be willing to work on shifts, mostly during early morning flying, but also infrequently during night operations
  • Experience with night vision systems desired
  • Previous military experience highly desired
  • Strong commitment and motivation essential

Interested parties should send a cover letter and detailed resume to:
Lynda Matos
Business Support Manager
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(661) 824-2977

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is excited to announce that NTPS Instructor Nicola Pecile has been selected by Virgin Galactic (VG) as a test pilot and future astronaut for the SpaceShip2 program.  NTPS President and CEO Dr. AL Peterson stated “While we are sad to see Nicola depart the school, we are excited for him as he strives to fulfill a childhood dream of going to space. I think his selection also says a lot about the caliber of instructors that we have here at NTPS.”  Mr. Pecile will be transitioning from NTPS to VG this fall.

(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to join the Mojave Aero Group (MAG).

National Test Pilot School President & CEO Dr. Allen Peterson stated, “We are very excited to have taken this major step forward for the future of the National Test Pilot School. The synergy attained by combining the business acumen and resources of the Mojave Aero Group with the technical and training expertise of NTPS creates an amazing opportunity for expanding our role and presence in Flight Test Education, Training, and Research”.

Said Mojave Aero Group CEO Bill Korner, “We are extremely pleased and excited about the prospects of partnering with the National Test Pilot School and their joining the Mojave Aero Group. The National Test Pilot School is the world’s leading civilian Test Pilot School and Flight Test Educational Institution and has an impeccable reputation.”

Peterson went on to state that joining MAG will “have no adverse impact on our customers or students, in fact they should expect to see continued improvement in course aircraft, technology, instruction, and content.”

The National Test Pilot School has been serving the world-wide flight test community since 1981 and has trained thousands of Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers through its diverse course offerings. For more information about the ‘World’s Test Pilot School’ visit NTPS at www.ntps.com

The Mojave Aero Group, located at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA, is building a leading Aerospace Services Corporation specializing in Flight Test Education and Training, Flight Test Support Services, Aerospace Research and Development, Advanced Pilot Training including URRT, Commercial Space Training, and Aircraft Maintenance Services. For more information visit MAG at www.mojaveaerogroup.com


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Dr. Allen (AL) Peterson
National Test Pilot School
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Job Description: Primary duties are to maintain aircrew life support equipment for the largest civilian Test Pilot School in the world. The equipment to be maintained includes fighter aircraft and helicopter helmets, oxygen masks, G-suits, noise-cancelling headsets, parachutes, and other... Read more

NTPS Instructor selected by Virgin Galac…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is excited to announce that NTPS Instructor Nicola Pecile has been selected by Virgin Galactic (VG) as a test pilot and future astronaut for the SpaceShip2 program.  NTPS President and CEO Dr. AL Peterson... Read more

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(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to join the Mojave Aero Group (MAG). National Test Pilot School President & CEO Dr. Allen Peterson stated, “We are very excited to... Read more

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Phone: 661-824-2977
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