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Flight Test Educational Opportunity - Graduate Assistant Position

The National Test Pilot School is now accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting NTPS instructors with: preparing academic materials, practical demonstrations and various research and development projects. The successful candidate must be willing to sign a 3 year contract that will include: a small salary with limited benefits, and attending master's degree courses with the aim of earning a Master of Science (MS) degree in Flight Test Engineering (FTE) at the end of the 3 year period. A bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is desired. Must be able to obtain a class II flying medical. Interested candidates should please send a copy of their college transcript, resume and 1 page essay describing their interest in flight test engineering to Mrs. Andrea Whittemore ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 31 March 2014


Fast Jets are Back at NTPS!

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The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that it has added a T-38A Talon supersonic jet trainer to its diverse fleet of aircraft.  The acquisition of T-38 N638TC is part of NTPS’ fleet refresh program and replaces the Draken supersonic fighters that have been retired from the school.  NTPS plans to fully integrate the T-38 into the Professional Course for Class 2014A who begin their education and training on 6 January 2014.  The NTPS home-based jet fleet trio of the T-38, MB-326 Impala, and the Sabreliner combined with NTPS’ extensive network for providing other aircraft for qual evals and final projects add up to a powerful set of jet aircraft for test pilot and flight test engineer education and training.  We are excited that Fast Jets are Back at NTPS!

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Local students excited about flight test engineering

BY JOYCE GRANT, FROM MOJAVE DESERT NEWS

MOJAVE – At the July 16 board meeting of the Mojave Air and Space Port, Dr. Allen Peterson reported on the success of Flight Test Camp, which was held at the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) located on airport grounds.
Peterson, a board director and President/CEO of NTPS, stated that the school made a substantial investment in the training of several local high school students who attended the inaugural flight test camp (FTC) from July 8 through 13.
A three-day reduced version of the FTC will be offered for teachers from the schools involved before the end of the year, said Peterson, who called the camp an unqualified success which drew great praise from students, parents, and educators.
The NTPS goal for FTC was to introduce and excite young people about flight test engineering as a possible course of study/career path, to highlight potential career opportunities in flight test and engineering available in local high tech organizations, and to put a boost into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs at local schools.

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Flight Test Educational Opportunity - Gr…

The National Test Pilot School is now accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting NTPS instructors with: preparing academic materials, practical... Read more

Fast Jets are Back at NTPS!

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that it has added a T-38A Talon supersonic jet trainer to its diverse fleet of aircraft.  The acquisition of T-38... Read more

Local students excited about flight test…

BY JOYCE GRANT, FROM MOJAVE DESERT NEWS MOJAVE – At the July 16 board meeting of the Mojave Air and Space Port, Dr. Allen Peterson reported on the success of Flight... Read more

Flight Test Camp 2013 Completed

The National Test Pilot School Announces the Successful Completion of the Inaugural NTPS Flight Test Camp for Local High School Students MOJAVE, CA – (July 15, 2013) – The National Test... Read more

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