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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T-67 Firefly Operations Halted

Pending the outcome of the NTSB investigation, the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) has suspended all operations of the T-67 Firefly aircraft until further notice. The future use of T-67 Firefly aircraft at NTPS will be determined at a later... Read more

NTPS Joins NTSB Investigation

The National Test Pilot School has been invited by the NTSB to join the investigation of the 24 October 2014 accident of T-67 Slingsby Firefly N456FR. All further release of information regarding this accident will be released by the NTSB. Read more

News Release

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... 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

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