NTPS Graduate Appointed as Director of Denel Aviation Flight Test Center

derikMr. Derick Matthee graduated as a Flight Test Engineer from the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) in California, USA in June 2003 and gained extensive experience within the Aviation Industry whilst working for SA Air Force, Denel Aviation and Saab Aerospace in Sweden. He was appointed as Manager: Denel Aviation Flight Test Centre with effect from 1 September 2012 and his primary objectives will be to continue the excellent flight test work in supporting the aerospace industry in South Africa, expand the existing capabilities and form strategic partnerships with other leading flight test institutions, including the National Test Pilot School, for the benefit of flight test as a profession.

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NTPS Technology Refresh Continues Part 3

NTPS Technology Refresh Continues Part 3

NTPS has recently acquired a new Agusta A109 helicopter with advanced avionics as part of our technology refresh program. The advanced avionics package includes a touch screen Garmin GTN-750 integrated avionics MFD, Garmin 650 GPS/Com, TCAS, autopilot, air conditioning, and... Read more

NTPS Completes Flight Test Camp 2015

NTPS Completes Flight Test Camp 2015

NTPS 3rd Annual Flight Test Camp Big Success Yet Again! The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) completed its third annual one week Flight Test Camp (FTC) for 17 students from seven local high schools from 17-22 June 2015. The focus of... Read more

NTPS Completes EASA Phase 2

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is excited to announce that it has successfully completed Phase 2 of the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) Flight Test Authorized Training Organisation (ATO) Certification process. This is another big step for NTPS putting... Read more

NTPS Graduate Makes First Flight

NTPS Graduate Makes First Flight

Sikorsky Test Pilot and NTPS Graduate Kevin Bredenbeck Co-Piloted the S-97 RAIDER helicopter on its first test flight on May 22nd, 2015. Together with fellow Sikorsky test pilot Bill Fell, they took the aircraft through a series of maneuvers designed... Read more

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