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.  This course can be modified slightly to be EASA Cat II compliant.

 
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.  There are nine modules in the course, which are the same for either fixed or rotary wing:

 

Fixed and Rotary Wing Modules

 

T&E 4001 Introduction to Flight Test

T&E 4206 Weapons Integration

T&E 4201 Intro to Avionics and Weapons Systems

T&E 4207 Electro-Optic and Infrared Systems

T&E 4202 Communications, Navigation, and GPS

T&E 4208 Night Vision Imaging Systems

T&E 4203 Civil Avionics Certification

Integrated System Project

T&E 4204 RADAR and Electronic Warfare

T&E 4209 Helmet Mounted Display

 

Pre-requisites

Pilots: A minimum of 750 hours of pilot-in-command time and a bachelor’s degree in math, science or engineering (or equivalent military academy) 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. 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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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
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