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NATIONAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL, Mojave California – It is with great sorrow that the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) reports that NTPS Instructor Mr. Michael (Mike) Hill and NTPS Student Mr. Ilam Zigante perished in an accident in a T-67 Slingsby Firefly aircraft on 24 October 2014. The accident occurred during a scheduled NTPS curriculum sortie approximately 28 miles north of the Mojave Air and Space Port (MASP). The cause of the accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Any further information regarding the accident will be released by the NTSB.


NTPS Submits EASA Application

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) announced that it formally submitted its Application for an EASA Part – ORA ATO Approval in late May 2014 and it was registered by EASA in early June 2014. This is the first formal step in the process for NTPS to receive EASA Approval as an Authorized Training Organization (ATO) for Flight Test. NTPS President and CEO, Dr. AL Peterson, stated that “NTPS is committed to meeting the flight test education and training needs of our EASA member customers and our application for approval as an EASA Flight Test ATO demonstrates the seriousness of that commitment. We look forward to working with EASA to complete the ATO approval process as soon as possible.” NTPS currently conducts flight test education and training that meets or exceeds the known EASA requirements for Category I and Category II flight test personnel and for Flight Test Instructors.

NTPS RPV Module going Full Throttle

The NTPS RPV module introduces our flight test students to remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) flight test techniques (FTT) and test procedures.  The course uses an FAA approved C-150 Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) with a safety pilot on board.  Control of the aircraft is passed from the safety pilot to the Ground Control Station after the OPA climbs over 500 feet above ground level.  The RPV Module focuses on how to apply previously learned P&FQ and Systems flight test techniques to an air vehicle and system that is being piloted or controlled remotely.  Additionally, the OPA is fully integrated into the NTPS TM room allowing other students to manage the complex FTT missions from a segregated control room as the Test Director.

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News Update NATIONAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL, Mojave California – It is with great sorrow that the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) reports that NTPS Instructor Mr. Michael (Mike) Hill and NTPS Student Mr. Ilam Zigante perished in an accident in a... Read more

NTPS Submits EASA Application

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) announced that it formally submitted its Application for an EASA Part – ORA ATO Approval in late May 2014 and it was registered by EASA in early June 2014. This is the first formal... Read more

NTPS RPV Module going Full Throttle

The NTPS RPV module introduces our flight test students to remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) flight test techniques (FTT) and test procedures.  The course uses an FAA approved C-150 Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) with a safety pilot on board.  Control of the aircraft... Read more

Congressman Visits NTPS

Congressman Kevin McCarthy visits NTPS as part of a tour of the Mojave Air and Space Port on 05/13/14.  During the brief stop he was able to visit with numerous constituents that work at NTPS and see some of the... 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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