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 EASA Certified!

(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Certified NTPS as a Part-ORA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for Part-FCL Flight Test Training. This means that NTPS is the first... Read more

Field Trip 2016 Complete!

Field Trip 2016 Complete!

The NTPS Professional Course recently completed their Aerospace Industry Field Trip. The students visited Boeing, Airbus Helicopters, Cessna, Lockheed, and Bombardier.  The hospitality they received from each organization was great and the tours very informative. NTPS wants to thank all... Read more

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

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