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NTPS participated in a joint research program with Systems Technology Inc. (STI) and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.  The Fused Reality system, developed by STI, captures imagery from the user's eye perspective and overlays it with an interactive virtual scene. The foreground image (instrument panel) is preserved, and the combined image is viewed via a head mounted display (HMD).  The Fused Reality system was integrated with the GA8 Airvan.  The aircraft's actual motion was used to drive virtual position and attitude. This allowed pilots to fly the actual aircraft and maneuver in close proximity to virtual entities.  Three NTPS and four NASA test pilots evaluated the system via four CLHQ tasks during the test campaign including: straight in landing, offset landing, drogue tracking, and formation station maintenance. The following video incorporates the imagery that was displayed to the pilot real time via the HMD.

NTPS Class 2015A has arrived and started their training. The 2015A class includes members from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States. They will soon join the members of Class 2014B to begin work on the six-month Systems Course. We are excited to welcome the new class and wish them the best on their educational journey!

Pending the outcome of the NTSB investigation, the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has suspended all operations of the T-67 Firefly aircraft until further notice. The future use of T-67 Firefly aircraft at NTPS will be determined at a later date.

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Joint Fused Reality Research Program

Joint Fused Reality Research Program

  NTPS participated in a joint research program with Systems Technology Inc. (STI) and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.  The Fused Reality system, developed by STI, captures imagery from the user's eye perspective and overlays it with an interactive... Read more

NTPS Welcomes Class 2015A

NTPS Class 2015A has arrived and started their training. The 2015A class includes members from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States. They will soon join the members of Class 2014B to begin work on the six-month Systems... Read more

T-67 Firefly Operations Halted

Pending the outcome of the NTSB investigation, the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has suspended all operations of the T-67 Firefly aircraft until further notice. The future use of T-67 Firefly aircraft at NTPS will be determined at a later... Read more

NTPS Joins NTSB Investigation

The National Test Pilot School has been invited by the NTSB to join the investigation of the 24 October 2014 accident of T-67 Slingsby Firefly N456FR. All further release of information regarding this accident will be released by the NTSB. Read more

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