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The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is excited to announce that it has successfully completed Phase 1 of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) process to become an EASA Authorized Training Organization (ATO) for Flight Test. NTPS made EASA ATO certification a priority goal in order to meet many of our customer’s needs for flight test training and certification. NTPS now moves into Phase 2 of the assessment process and will continue to work closely with the EASA assessment team to progress towards our ATO certification goal.

The National Test Pilot School is looking to fill a Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor position. You will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Rotary Wing flight test course material.  In this role you will be delivering ground and airborne instruction to both pilot and engineer students. You will be expected to teach all aspects of the RW performance and flying qualities curriculum and some aspects of the systems curriculum based on your prior experience. You should have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to relate and work well with people with a wide range of experience and from diverse cultural backgrounds. You must be able to explain inherently complex subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by all students.

Position Title: Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Worksite: Mojave, CA

Education, Training & Experience Requirements:

  1.        Master’s Degree in engineering (or closely related field) or equivalent
  2.        Graduate of a SETP recognized test pilot school (NTPS, USAFTPS, USNTPS, EPNER, ETPS, India, Brazil)
  3.        Minimum of three years of experience as a RW experimental test pilot
  4.        Class II FAA Medical or equivalent
  5.        Fluent in English
  6.        Skilled in Microsoft Office products

Education, Training & Experience Desirable Criteria:

  1.        Ten years of RW flight test experience
  2.        Previous instructional experience (civil or military)
  3.        FAA Commercial; Rotorcraft-Helicopter, Instrument Helicopter
  4.        EASA CPL(R) with Category I Test Pilot and Flight Test Instructor Ratings
  5.        Fixed wing single & multi engine experience and FAA CPL/CFI Ratings
  6.        Flight test and operational experience with night vision devices, electro optics/FLIR systems, rotary wing weapons systems, and helicopter modern flight control systems/fly by wire.
  7.        Flight test experience utilizing ADS-33.
  8.        RW Civil Certification Flight Test experience

Interested parties should contact:
Lynda Matos
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(661) 824-2977

NTPS is pleased to announce that it was notified on 5 March 2015 that it had been selected as the FAA’s provider for Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer training for 2015 and beyond. NTPS will provide 6 week initial and 2 week refresher training courses to the FAA flight test community at various times during the year according to contract requirements. NTPS is excited to continue our partnership with the FAA to provide highly trained test pilots and flight test engineers to our nation’s civil aviation authority.

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NTPS Completes EASA Phase 1

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is excited to announce that it has successfully completed Phase 1 of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) process to become an EASA Authorized Training Organization (ATO) for Flight Test. NTPS made EASA ATO... Read more

RW Test Pilot Instructor Opening

The National Test Pilot School is looking to fill a Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor position. You will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Rotary Wing flight test course material.  In this role you will be... Read more

NTPS Wins FAA Contract

NTPS is pleased to announce that it was notified on 5 March 2015 that it had been selected as the FAA’s provider for Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer training for 2015 and beyond. NTPS will provide 6 week initial... Read more

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

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