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