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The National Test Pilot School is seeking a Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor. If selected, you will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Fixed Wing Performance, Flying Qualities and Systems flight test course material. In this role you will provide both ground and airborne instruction to test pilot and flight test engineer students. You will be expected to teach all aspects of the Fixed Wing P&FQ and Systems curriculum, based on your 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: Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor.

Worksite: Mojave, CA.

Education, Training & Experience Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in Engineering (or closely related field) or equivalent.
  2. Test Pilot Graduate of an SETP recognized test pilot school.
  3. Minimum of three years’ experience as a Fixed Wing experimental test pilot.
  4. Class II FAA medical or equivalent.
  5. Fluent in English (full working proficiency)
  6. Skilled in Microsoft Office products.

Education, Training & Experience Desirable Criteria:

  1. Ten years of Fixed Wing flight test experience.
  2. Significant test experience with P&FQ, Radar, EO/IR, Weapons, Comm/Nav systems and Civil Certification
  3. Previous instructional experience (civil or military).
  4. FAA Commercial Pilot License with Airplane, Single-Engine & Multi-Engine, Instrument & CFI ratings.
  5. EASA Category I Flight Test and Flight Test Instructor ratings.

NTPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. There is occasional travel associated with this position for field trips and student projects.

Interested parties should send a resume to

Lynda Matos
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+1 661-824-2977

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2017 FTE Graduate Assistantship Program.

The NTPS FTE Graduate Assistantship Program is designed to provide recent engineering graduates the opportunity to earn an ABET accredited Master of Science (MS) degree in Flight Test Engineering and potentially earn a certificate showing they are qualified as a test pilot school flight test engineer graduate; something normally only attainable in the military due to the high costs involved. The GA student will receive tuition assistance and offered part-time employment. Graduates of this program have the knowledge and experience to perform aircraft and aviation systems envelope expansion, civil certification, and military suitability testing. This educational opportunity is spread over a three year period. When not in class the candidate can gain real-life experience on flight test programs, provide instrumentation and telemetry support on fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and unmanned aircraft, execute research and development projects, and assist NTPS instructors with course preparation, flight test and control room demonstrations.

Selection Process: Once the application deadline has closed, student applications will be assessed for merit and rank ordered for both opportunities unless the applicant specifies otherwise. The goal will be to inform selected students of their opportunities by 7 April 2017. For both programs a bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is highly desired. Candidates must be able to obtain a FAA 2nd Class Aviation Medical. Both programs require the student to maintain continuous enrollment throughout the program. Applicants are advised that they may not be eligible for student loan deferment under either program.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to Mrs. Sonnett Davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 10 March 2017, together with a college transcript, resume and a 1 page essay describing your interest and career ambitions in flight testing. Additional information regarding the National Test Pilot School is available at www.ntps.edu.

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2017 FTE Masters Fellowship Program.

The NTPS FTE Masters Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent engineering graduates the opportunity to earn a ABET accredited MS in Flight Test Engineering in an accelerated environment by providing a partial (30-50%) scholarship opportunity.  Designed as an intensive one-year program, the FTE Masters Fellowship participant will attend class on a defined curriculum, complete a capstone project, and assist on various NTPS projects.  Graduates of this program have the academic knowledge to perform aircraft and aviation systems envelope expansion, civil certification, and military suitability testing and ready to gain the practical, hands-on experience required to be a flight test engineer.

Selection Process: Once the application deadline has closed, student applications will be assessed for merit and rank ordered for both opportunities unless the applicant specifies otherwise. The goal will be to inform selected students of their opportunities by 7 April 2017. For both programs a bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is highly desired. Candidates must be able to obtain a FAA 2nd Class Aviation Medical. Both programs require the student to maintain continuous enrollment throughout the program. Applicants are advised that they may not be eligible for student loan deferment under either program.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to Mrs. Sonnett Davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 10 March 2017, together with a college transcript, resume and a 1 page essay describing your interest and career ambitions in flight testing. Additional information regarding the National Test Pilot School is available at www.ntps.edu.

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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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