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 FAA/EASA 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/EASA/Military certification standards and to recommend the aircraft for specific military missions. This is not a basic flight training course. It is an intense academic and flying curriculum designed to...

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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 FAA/EASA 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 attain EASA Cat 2 certification.   The Performance and Flying Qualities Course is approximately 26 weeks long beginning in...

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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 FAA/EASA 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 projects addressing all of the main systems taught....

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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 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...

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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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NTPS Grad Thomas Hennig featured by Germ…

Thomas Hennig is Technical Higher Government Councilor at the Defense Technical Service for Aircraft and Aviation Equipment of the German Armed Forces (WTD 61) in Manching. There he works as a flight test engineer. The former soldier studied aerospace engineering at the University of... Read more

NTPS 40th Anniversary!

(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is proud to announce our 40th Anniversary!! 29 April 2021 marked 40 years of NTPS providing flight test training to Test Pilots & FTEs from over 40 countries around the world. We... Read more

Benz's Family Donations

For those interested, here is a link to the gofundme page for Benz's family: https://gofund.me/a0069a13 Read more

Tailwinds Benz

It is with great sadness that NTPS announces the passing of Wing Commander Satapat "Benz" Rattana, Royal Thailand Air Force from Cancer. He was 36. Benz excelled at NTPS and was a Distinguished Graduate of Class 2019B. He always had a... 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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