Gippsland GA-8

The Gippsland GA-8 “Airvan” is a single piston engine high-wing aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying five passengers with a flight crew of two.  It is powered by a Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 up to 300 HP at sea level.  The Airvan has a maximum takeoff weight of 4,000 lbs.  The NTPS Airvan is modified to have a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system in the cargo pod.  The cockpit is Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible.  NTPS operates the Airvan in Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS), Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) systems, Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.


Contact Info

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943