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 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

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

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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