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 “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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