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Draken Move 1The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has found great homes for its retired SAAB Draken Jets.  One jet each will be on loan for display at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California; the Colonel Vernon P Saxon Jr. Aerospace Museum in Boron, California; and the Witt Event Center at the Mojave Air and Space Port.  After decades of great service to first the Royal Danish Air Force and then at NTPS from 1994-2009, the Draken Jets will be on display at these prestigious organizations to be enjoyed by thousands of people from around the world in professional and educational settings.

Flight Test Instructor - National Test Pilot School
Position Title: Flight Test Instructor
Worksite: Mojave, CA

The National Test Pilot School is seeking a Flight Test Instructor to join our team of professionals to deliver the world’s premier total flight test training and education across the spectrum of our Professional Courses, Short Courses, and Masters Degrees. You will work as part of a close team focused on developing and delivering NTPS flight test course material to a world-wide customer base. In this role you will be conducting ground and airborne instruction to both pilot and engineer students. Although you will be expected to instruct in all aspects of the school curriculum, you will be focused heavily on delivery of courses related to Avionics, Electronics, and Weapons Systems flight testing in both the military and civil certification environments.

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. You must be a self-starter, motivated to excel, and passionate about teaching flight test to the next generation.

Position Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in engineering (or closely related field) or equivalent experience
  2. Minimum of three years of flight test experience (civil or military)
  3. Fluent in English
  4. Skilled in Microsoft Office products

Desired Education and Experience Qualifications:

  1. TP or FTE Graduate of a SETP recognized Test Pilot School
  2. Ten years of flight test experience (civil or military)
  3. Previous instructional experience (civil or military)
  4. Systems Flight Test and/or Operational Experience in one or more of the following areas: Avionics, RADAR, EO/IR, NVIS, and Weapons.
  5. Specialized test and certification experience in Avionics Systems (Part 23/25/27/29) and UAV/UAS/OPV/RPV
  6. P&FQ flight test experience (military and civil certification)
  7. Able to obtain a FAA Class III (or higher) Medical Certificate

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

Responsible for academic and flying laboratory instruction for test pilot and flight test engineer students in fixed wing flight test engineering & development in Master of Science professional flight test courses and short courses covering flight performance, envelope expansion, handling qualities, and aircraft systems for compliance with FAR/JAR/Mil-SPEC.   Must be a graduate of a recognized test pilot school; have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field; have at least 10 years of experience as an experimental test pilot which must include at least two years of experience as a test pilot instructor, be a FAA Certified Flight Instructor for both single and multi-engine aircraft; have at least a Class II FAA Medical, and be rated in both Jet and Propeller Aircraft.

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Draken Jets Retired To Good Homes

Draken Jets Retired To Good Homes

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has found great homes for its retired SAAB Draken Jets.  One jet each will be on loan for display at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California; the Colonel Vernon P Saxon Jr. Aerospace... Read more

Job Available - Flight Test Instructor

Flight Test Instructor - National Test Pilot SchoolPosition Title: Flight Test InstructorWorksite: Mojave, CA The National Test Pilot School is seeking a Flight Test Instructor to join our team of professionals to deliver the world’s premier total flight test training and... Read more

Senior Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Responsible for academic and flying laboratory instruction for test pilot and flight test engineer students in fixed wing flight test engineering & development in Master of Science professional flight test courses and short courses covering flight performance, envelope expansion, handling... Read more

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

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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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