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 Aircraft Refresh Continues!

NTPS Aircraft Refresh Continues!

Today was the maiden flight of NTPS' new L-39 N139WS flown by Test Pilot Instructors Yannis Tsolekas and Rigel Hebmann.  As part of our mulit-year aircraft refresh program, NTPS recently acquired 2 L-39 Jet Aircraft to supplement the Impala fleet... Read more

35th Anniversary Painting

35th Anniversary Painting

2016 is the 35th anniversary year of the National Test Pilot School we are pleased to announce that the 35th Anniversary Painting by acclaimed aviation artist Michael Machat has been delivered to the school and is proudly on display in... Read more

NTPS Wins NSPA Contract!

(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a multi-year Flight Test Crew Qualification Course contract by NSPA the NATO Support Agency. The announcement of the contract award came from NSPA today... Read more

EASA Phases 4 & 5!!

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has submitted Phases 4 and 5 of the Six Phase EASA certification requirements as we continue to move closer to our goal of becoming the first test pilot school in the world to become... Read more

Current Weather

Station Info: 3:20 PM
Conditions Clear 2016-05-29 22:20:00
Temp 86.0 Mojave, Ca.
Wind Info:  
Current 9.2 (MPH) Gust 15.0 (MPH)
Direction 60  ( ENE )

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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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