Class 2020B started on 22 June 2020. The Out of Cycle 6 month P&FQ Professional course this fall is now Scheduled to start 5 October. We have several people signed up, let us know if you are interested. All short courses are postponed until further notice. We will publish a revised short course schedule as soon as we have some news on reduction of travel restrictions.

Come Learn at NTPS; the World’s Test Pilot School.

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is the Premier Total Flight Test Education and Training Organization in the World. A lofty claim perhaps, yet the diversity and breadth of the flight test education and training conducted at NTPS is unsurpassed in the industry. NTPS is the World’s first and only Accredited Test Pilot School and the first to attain EASA certification. We offer over 30 different flight test courses, from the year-long Professional Courses to numerous short courses to our Master’s degrees. NTPS can truly meet all your flight test education and training needs. NTPS also conducts flight test research both internally and partnered with notable research organizations. Celebrating nearly 40 years of service to civil industry, government organizations, and military services in both the USA and around the world; NTPS is indeed the World’s Test Pilot School. Come learn with us. Read More...

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Job Available - RW Test Pilot Instructor

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor, National Test Pilot School, Mojave, CA. Come and join the World’s Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and the only accredited test pilot school. NTPS... Read more

NTPS Instructor Wins Northrop Award

Dr. Al Peterson, NTPS President/CEO and Jim Brown “JB”, VP/COO gave presentations at the Society of Experimental Test Pilots West Coast Symposium held in San Diego from March 12-13, 2020. JB’s paper titled: OBOGS Flight Test: How NOT to Conduct... Read more


On February 26th, 2020, NTPS made Flight Test Education History becoming the first and only test pilot school in the world to achieve Institutional Accreditation!  In addition to ABET Accreditation for our Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering Degree... Read more

NTPS Space Test Course!

Great article on the new NTPS Space Test Course recently held for the new US Space Force!   03.20.2020Story and Photo by Natalie Stanley 926th Wing/Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Reservists from the 14th Test Squadron took part in an... Read more


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With further sadness we report that another former NTPS instructor Wen Painter passed away on 21 April 2020 after s… https://t.co/zZWOT1Obq2
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With great sadness that we report that retired NTPS instructor Bob McShea passed away on 23 Nov 2019 in Pearce, AZ… https://t.co/ewlt7rL3H3
Cat 2 Graduation!! James Merkel from Airbus finished up today and did a great job! His bosses from AB made the tr… https://t.co/Z1bxgIxW1c

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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