DSC 4257 Edited-webToday 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 and bring yet another aircraft to the fixed wing fleet.  These aircraft are in excellent condition from the fresh paint to the avionics to the hot seats with fresh pyro.  The team will soon begin curriculum development sorties with the goal of introducing the aircraft into the P&FQ curriculum this summer once all the FAA approvals are obtained.  Its sister ship N186RS is currently undergoing its annual inspection and will also be flying soon.

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FW Instructor Opening

The National Test Pilot School is seeking a Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor. If selected, you will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Fixed Wing Performance, Flying Qualities and Systems flight test course material. In this... Read more

FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING (FTE) Graduate A…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2017 FTE Graduate Assistantship Program. The NTPS FTE Graduate Assistantship Program is designed to provide recent engineering graduates the opportunity to earn an... Read more

FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING (FTE) MS Fellows…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2017 FTE Masters Fellowship Program. The NTPS FTE Masters Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent engineering graduates the opportunity to earn a... Read more

NTPS Fleet Refresh Gets Vertical!

NTPS Fleet Refresh Gets Vertical!

The NTPS Fleet and Technology Refresh program continues with the addition of our new Airbus EC-145 helicopter. The EC-145 was acquired from Airbus Helicopters in Germany where it was a test asset and now that asset is going to be... Read more

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Station Info: 9:00 PM
Conditions Clear 2017-03-27 04:00:00
Temp 55.4 Mojave, Ca.
Wind Info:  
Current 31.1 (MPH) Gust 40.3 (MPH)
Direction 280  ( West )

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Phone: 661-824-2977
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