Aircraft Descriptions

NTPS Accomplishes syllabus training primarily in the fleet of aircraft listed below. Other aircraft (C-130, Cessna Mustang, MB-339, F-5, Mig-15, Cessna Citation, L-39, T-2, variable stability Learjet, etc) are leased for specific curriculum requirements. Select an Aircraft to view a brief description and photos.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21UM

The MiG-21UM (NATO Mongul) is a two-seat, single-engine trainer variant of the MiG-21MF (NATO Fishbed). It was developed in the late 1950s, was in production until 1972 and is the... Read more

L-39 Albatross

The Aero Vodochody L-39C “Albatross” is a two-seat, single-engine jet trainer. It was developed to train pilots for Eastern Block MiG, Sukhoi and other aircraft. To date, more than 2,800... Read more

Eurocopter EC-145

The EC145 is a Part 29 twin-engine light utility helicopter with a maximum gross weight of 3585 kg (7905 lbs.). The EC145 is equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines... Read more

Northrop T-38 Talon

The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service in... Read more

Aermacchi MB-326M Impala

The Aermacchi MB-326M "Impala" is a single-engine jet trainer and light attack aircraft. It is a tandem, two-seat aircraft with a basic weight of 5,500 lbs and a maximum weight... Read more

Beech 76A Duchess

The Duchess is a light twin engine aircraft powered by two Avco Lycoming engines, each rated at 180 horsepower at 2700 RPM. The aircraft is equipped with two Hartzell, constant... Read more

Bell OH-58C Kiowa

The OH-58C, is a four-place, single-main rotor, light helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine.  It has a 2-bladed main rotor and a 2-bladed tail rotor.  Maximum gross weight of... Read more

Bell 212 / UH-1N

The Bell UH-1N is a highly versatile all metal, twin-engine, utility transport helicopter with a fixed skid type landing gear. The cockpit has side-by-side seating for a crew of two... Read more

Cessna 150

The Cessna C-150 is a high wing, single piston-engine two place monoplane. The C-150 has been modified to serve as Surrogate Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV).  When certified, the aircraft will be... Read more

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The C-172 Skyhawk is a four place, single engine, all metal aircraft, certified in the Normal category with a load factor limit of +3.8 flaps up and +3.0 flaps down. ... Read more

Cessna 182

The Cessna 182 has a 230 HP Lycoming engine, a G1000 avionics suite with autopilot and is used for systems training. Read more

Cirrus SR22

The Cirrus Design SR22 is a single-engine, piston-propeller, tricycle fixed gear aircraft capable of carrying four people. It is powered by a Teledyne Continental IO-550-N six cylinder engine capable of... Read more

DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

The DHC-I Chipmunk is a low wing single engine monoplane of metal construction designed for elementary flying instruction.  It accommodates two in a tandem seat arrangement with duplicate controls and... Read more

Diamond DA-42

The DA-42 is a twin engine composite aircraft powered by 135 HP turbocharged diesel engines which run on Jet-A fuel. It has a G1000 avionics suite with autopilot and is used... Read more

Gippsland GA-8 Airvan

The Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan is a strut braced, high wing, fixed tricycle gear, single-engine aircraft designed for passenger and utility operations.  The cabin can seat eight. The piston engine... Read more

Saberliner NA-265

The Sabreliner Corporation NA-265 Sabreliner is a business jet aircraft capable of carrying a crew of two and up to seven passengers. The aircraft is powered by two Pratt &... Read more

Swearingen SA-226T Merlin III

The Merlin III is a twin engine aircraft built by Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft is powered by two turboprop engines equipped with constant speed, full feathering, reversible propellers.  The... 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