Aircraft Descriptions

NTPS Accomplishes syllabus training primarily in the fleet of aircraft listed below. NTPS has 11 instrumented fixed and rotary wing aircraft to support training.  The greatest number in the industry.  NTPS also has a portable instrumentation system which can provide partial data for all aircraft.

Other aircraft (such as C-130, Cessna Mustang, MB-339, F-5, Cessna Citation, TA-4, Sea Plane, T-2, variable stability Learjet, etc.) are brought in for specific curriculum exercises. Select an Aircraft to view a brief description and photos.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21UM

The MiG-21UM “Mongol-B” is a tandem two-seat single-engine supersonic jet fighter-trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. Its single Tumansky R11 F2SK-300 engine produces 11,000 and 14,000 lbs of thrust... Read more

Aermacchi MB-326M (x4)

The Aermacchi MB-326 “Impala” is a single-engine jet trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. It is a tandem, two-seat aircraft with a basic weight of 5,500 lbs and maximum... Read more

Northrop T-38

The Northrop T-38 “Talon” is a tandem two-seat twin-engine supersonic jet trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. Its two J85-GE-5 afterburning turbojet engines produce 2,050 and 2,900 lbs of... Read more

North American NA-265

The North American NA-265 “Sabreliner” is a twin-engine business jet operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. It is capable of carrying up to seven passengers with a crew of two... Read more

Cirrus SR-22 (x3)

The Cirrus SR-22 is a single-engine low-wing composite aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying two passengers with a flight crew of two.  The SR-22... Read more

Cessna 150 OPA

The Cessna 150 is a single engine high wing aircraft modified to act as an Optionally Piloted Aircraft with a safety pilot, operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is... Read more

Piper PA-34-200T

The Piper PA-34-200T “Seneca” is a twin piston engine aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying up to two passengers with a crew of two. ... Read more

Piper PA-24

The Piper PA-24 “Comanche” is a single-engine low-wing aircraft.  It can carry two passengers with a flight crew of two operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate.  It is powered by... Read more

Beechcraft C-90 (x2)

The Beechcraft C-90 “King Air” is a twin turboprop aircraft operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying up to five passengers with a crew of two. ... Read more

Aero Vodochody L-39C (x2)

The Aero Vodochody L-39C “Albatross” is a tandem two-seat single-engine jet trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. It was developed to train pilots for Eastern Block MiG, Sukhoi and... Read more

Beech B-76A

The Beech B-76A “Duchess” is a light twin-engine aircraft operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate. It is capable of carrying two passengers with a flight crew of two. It has... Read more

Cessna C-172

The Cessna 172 is a single engine high-wing aircraft.  It can carry two passengers with a crew of two operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate.  It is powered by a... Read more

Cessna C-182 (x3)

The Cessna 182 “Skylane” is a single engine piston aircraft operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying two passengers with a crew of two.  It is... Read more

DeHavilland DHC-1

The DeHavilland DHC-1 “Chipmunk” is a single-engine, tandem two-seat, conventional landing gear (tailwheel) aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is powered by a Gipsy Major Mk 8 engine... Read more

Diamond DA-42

The Diamond DA-42 ”Twin Star” is a twin-engine composite aircraft operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate. It is capable of carrying two passengers with a crew of two. It has... Read more

Gippsland GA-8

The Gippsland GA-8 “Airvan” is a single piston engine high-wing aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying five passengers with a flight crew of two. ... Read more

Swearingen SA-226T

The Swearingen SA-226T “Merlin” III is a twin turboprop aircraft.  It is capable of carrying up to six passengers with a crew of two.  The NTPS Merlin operates under a... Read more

Airbus EC-145

The EC-145 is a Part 29 twin-engine light utility helicopter operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying three passengers with a flight crew of two.  It... Read more

Bell 212 / UH-1N

The Bell UH-1N “Huey” is a twin-engine utility helicopter operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying 5 passengers with a flight crew of two.  It is... Read more

Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105

The MBB BO-105 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying two passengers with a flight crew of two.  It is... Read more

Bell OH-58C

The Bell OH-58C “Kiowa” is a two bladed single-engine light helicopter operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It can carry two passengers with a flight crew of two.  It is... Read more

AgustaWestland AW109

The AgustaWestland AW109 is a lightweight, twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate.  It can carry up to three passengers with a flight crew of two.  It is... Read more

 

Contact Info

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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