Professional Course Descriptions

  • Test Pilot / Flight Test Engineer Professional Course

    Course Description   The Professional Course is the ultimate in flight test education. Graduates of this 50 week course are prepared to perform envelope expansion, civil certification, and military suitability flights meeting FAR/JAR certification or military specifications. This course is designed to equip experienced pilots and engineers with the knowledge and practical experience to certify new or modified aircraft to stringent FAR/JAR certification standards or to recommend the aircraft for specific military missions. This is not a basic flight training course. It is an intense academic curriculum designed to produce world class test...

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  • Performance and Flying Qualities Professional Course

    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...

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  • Systems Professional Course

    Course Description The Systems Course is aligned with the Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Professional Course.  Pilots and engineers in this course attend the same academic classes and fly many of the same exercises as the students in the applicable portion of the 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.   The Systems Flight Test Course is 24 weeks long.  The course is held each year from January to June.  Throughout the course there are multiple student-planned...

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  • 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 Part 23/25/27/29 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 certification procedures are emphasized. Depending on the customers needs the course can be taken in one of three options: A fixed wing aircraft track that includes light / medium propeller and jet aircraft; A rotary wing track that includes single/multi engine...

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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.

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Flight Test Instructor, Mojave CA - Job …

Entry level instructor position responsible for teaching flight test students in a Master of Science flight test course and in short courses covering flight test and evaluation. Must be a graduate of a recognized test pilot school; hold an advanced... Read more

NTPS Welcomes New Ship to the Fleet

On January 17, 2018, NTPS accepted delivery of it’s newest aircraft, a two-seat MiG-21UM. The aircraft was ferried, in seven flights, from Wilmington Delaware by NTPS Vice President/COO Jim “JB” Brown. The aircraft is a segment of an ongoing program... Read more

NTPS Celebrates Graduating Students

On December 15, 2017 the latest Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer graduates were honored in a formal ceremony. The graduates included year-long Professional Course and EASA Category 2 students. Also celebrated were graduates receiving their Masters Degrees. Shown from Left... Read more

Red Bulletin Double Feature: THE PILOTS

A second Red Bulletin magazine article titled "THE PILOTS" features the outstanding instructor and student pilots of the National Test Pilot School. Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

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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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