Course Description

The Performance and Flying Qualities course is aligned with the Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Professional Course.  Pilots and engineers attend the same academic classes and fly many of the same exercises as the students in the applicable portion of the Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Professional Course. Emphasis is placed on Federal Airworthiness Regulations, the Joint Airworthiness Regulations and military standards for piloted aircraft.  Safety in flight test is stressed in all aspects of the courses.  This course can be modified slightly to be EASA Cat II compliant.

 
The Performance and Flying Qualities Course is approximately 26 weeks long beginning in June.   There are seven academic modules in the course plus the 4 week T&E 4003 Capstone Project:

 

Fixed Wing Modules

Rotary Wing Modules

T&E 4001 Introduction to Flight Test

T&E 4001 Professional Long Course Introduction

T&E 4101 Performance Flight Testing I

T&E 4111 Performance Flight Testing I

T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II

T&E 4112 Performance Flight Testing II

T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I

T&E 4113 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I

T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II

T&E 4114 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II

T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems

T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems

T&E 4106 Structures, Loads and Weapon Testing

T&E 4106 Structures, Loads and Weapon Testing


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 or engineering.

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

All Students: English language proficiency. 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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