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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SETP/Local Groups Selected for Funds Don…

(Anaheim, CA) The Board of Trustees of the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that it has selected the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) Foundation, the Mojave Foundation, and the Evan Etoch Memorial Foundation as the... 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

JOB OPENING: Aircrew Life Support Equipm…

Job Description: Primary duties are to maintain aircrew life support equipment for the largest civilian Test Pilot School in the world. The equipment to be maintained includes fighter aircraft and helicopter helmets, oxygen masks, G-suits, noise-cancelling headsets, parachutes, and other... Read more

NTPS Instructor selected by Virgin Galac…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is excited to announce that NTPS Instructor Nicola Pecile has been selected by Virgin Galactic (VG) as a test pilot and future astronaut for the SpaceShip2 program.  NTPS President and CEO Dr. AL Peterson... Read more

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