Category 2 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course - P&FQ Focus

Course Description

A twenty-week EASA Certified course demonstrating techniques to evaluate fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for FAA/EASA certification. The course contains the EASA Category 2 training requirements as per Part FCL. Training includes flight time in various aircraft/helicopters.  Performance, flying qualities, systems, and the accompanying FAA/EASA certification procedures are emphasized.

Depending on the customers needs the course can be taken in one of three options: The traditional fixed wing aircraft track that includes light/medium propeller and jet aircraft; The traditional rotary wing track that includes single/multi engine helicopters; and the EASA Standard Category 2 track that only utilizes light propeller aircraft under 2000kg except for one Part 25 aircraft flight.

The course includes seven mandatory modules over the twenty weeks. Students will attend academic classes with other NTPS Professional Course students. This course is approved for approximately 36 credit hours towards a NTPS Master of Science degree program for qualified students.

There is an option to add-on 3 weeks for T&E 4105 Modern Flight Controls and Variable Stability aircraft.

 

Subjects Covered

Fixed Wing Track Rotary Wing Track
Introduction to Systems Testing Course  Introduction to Systems Testing Course
T&E 4001 Introduction to Flight Test  T&E 4001 Introduction to Flight Test
T&E 4101 Performance Flight Testing I  T&E 4111 RW Performance Flight Testing I
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II  T&E 4112 RW Performance Flight Testing II
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I  T&E 4113 RW Flying Qualities Flight Testing I
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II  T&E 4114 RW Flying Qualities Flight Testing II
T&E 4003 Capstone Project T&E 4003 Capstone Project

 

ITAR notice does not apply to Light Aircraft Track option.

 

Pre-requisites

Pilots: A minimum of 750 hours of pilot-in-command time and a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent military academy)  in math, science, engineering or related field plus medically qualified to perform flight duties.

 

Engineers: A bachelor’s degree in math, science or engineering (or equivalent military academy) plus medically qualified to perform flight duties.

 

All Students: English language proficiency is required as all courses are taught in English. Non-native English speakers must pass a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

 

Signup: Use the Student Application Form to register for a course. Alternatively, you can contact us to check course availability.

NTPS Catalog: For more detailed information please visit the online catalog page to view or download the NTPS Catalog .

Notice: Course costs and dates are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Course Schedule and Costs page for more information. Contact us to check course availability.

ITAR Notice: This course is limited to US citizens or an organization with an apporved Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA).

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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

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