Course Schedule and Costs

 

All prices listed on this page are based on the course being purchased via a simple Purchase Order or direct payment to NTPS with NTPS standard terms. Those organizations requiring a formal, specific, or extensive proposal and/or requiring unique terms and conditions can expect to pay a higher price than what is listed here.

 

Coming Soon:  NTPS intends to add EASA BASIC Category 2 and EASA BASIC Category 1 Bridging Courses for Aeroplane Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers to our stable of courses.  We will still be offering our World-Renowned Professional Flight Test courses but these new offerings provide a chance for the civil focused student to fully meet the EASA training requirements at a lower cost than the traditional courses. This potentially opens flight test training opportunities for many individuals or companies that were previously blocked.   Stay tuned for details in 2019. 

 

Test Pilot/Flight Test Engineer Professional Course (EASA Cat 1 Certified) ** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (50 weeks)

Pilot - $999,000 ($969,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

FTE - $666,000 ($646,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

January 6, 2020 - December 18, 2020 (Class 2020A)
June 22, 2020 - June 18, 2021 (Class 2020B)

 

***Students coming to any of the Professional Courses (including Pre-TPS if attending prior to a professionsal course) should arrive 1-2 weeks prior to the course start dates to complete all of their administrative and personal requirements prior to the start of the course. There is no time in the course schedule to complete these tasks once the course has started. Each student will be required to personally check in to NTPS no later than three days prior to the course start date to confirm all administrative requirements have been completed.  Organizations should also allow for the students to stay for approximately a week after graduation to accomplish departure tasks as there is no time for these tasks during the final weeks of the course.***


Performance and Flying Qualities Professional Course (EASA Cat 2 Certification available)** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (26 weeks)

Pilot - $685,000 ($664,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

FTE - $458,000 ($444,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

June 22, 2020 - December 18, 2020 (P&FQ 2020)


Systems Professional Course ** - Fixed and Rotary Wing (24 weeks)

Pilot - $490,000 ($475,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

FTE - $400,000 ($388,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

January 6 - June 19, 2020 (Systems 2020)


Category 2 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course (EASA Certified)** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (20 weeks) 

Pilot - $420,000 ($407,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

FTE - $280,000 ($271,000 if bought on Purchase order (no proposal) and 100% paid in advance at least 90 days prior to course start)

June 8, 2020 - October 9, 2020

Add 3 week Modern Flight Controls/Variable Stability option to above (23 weeks total); $50,000/engineer  $75,000/pilot (Recommended)

 

Pre-TPS Course ** - Fixed and Rotary Wing (6 weeks)

Pilot or FTE - $28,000
November 4 - December 13, 2019 (Class 20A)
May 11 - June 19, 2020 (Class 20B)


** Course costs do not include lodging


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing Short Course (T&E 4007) (2 weeks ) $9,995
      October 21 - November 1, 2019 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.
      November 4 - 15, 2019 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.
      May 11 - 22, 2020 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing Short Course (T&E 4017) (2 weeks) $9,995
  May 18 -  29, 2020

 

Introduction to Systems Testing Short Course (T&E 4008) (2 weeks) $9,995
   December 2 - 13, 2019 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.
   June 8 - 19, 2020 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.
   
December 7 - 18, 2020 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.


Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Initial - Fixed Wing (6 weeks)
  $60,000/eng *** $108,000/pilot
   

Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Recurrent - Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
  $20,000/eng ***  $36,000/pilot
  (Prerequisite: 5 week course, call for information)

*** The FTE price assumes a pilot and FTE team is attending the course together. If an FTE is coming to the course without a pilot then the price of the course for an FTE will be the same as the pilot price.


Operational Test and Evaluation Course - Fixed and Rotary Wing ( 3 Weeks) $11,000* 

  March 2 - 20, 2020 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.
  April 20 - May 8, 2020 Course full. Contact for Wait-List.
  August 3 - August 31, 2020
  October 5 - October 23, 2020

UAV Systems Test Short Course (T&E 4205)* - (2 weeks) $9,995
  October 21 - November 1, 2019

  * This course limited to US citizens or organizations with approved Technical Assistance Agreements.


HMD & NVG Testing Short Course (T&E 4208)* Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing (2 weeks)
  $9,995/eng $15,000/pilot
  October 21 - November 1, 2019

* This course limited to US citizens or organizations with approved Technical Assistance Agreements.

 

Technical Pilot Course for Production/Acceptance/Maintenance Flight Test Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
   $20,000/pilot
   February 10 - February 21, 2020


NTPS Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Fundamentals of Flight Test Jan 6 - 24, 2020
Jun 22 - July 10, 2020
$2,495
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation Jan 20 - 24, 2020
Jun 22 - 26, 2020
$2,495
T&E 4003 Capstone Project Oct 28 - Nov 22, 2019
Nov 2 - 27, 2020
$2,495
T&E 4007 or T&E 4017 – Introduction to FW P&FQ or RW P&FQ Refer to Intro to P&FQ short course
T&E 4008 Introduction to Systems Testing Refer to Intro to Systems short course

Systems Academic Only Modules **

T&E 4201 Avionics Systems Flight Testing Jan 27-31, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 17-21, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Apr 27- May 1, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4204Flight Test of RADAR and Electronic Warfare Systems* Apr 6-10, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4207 Electro-Optics and Infrared Flight Testing*
Mar 2-6, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4208HMD & NVG Testing* (includes one demo flight)
Mar 23-27, 2020

$2,495

+$1,500 Lab Fee

T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 8 - June 12, 2020

$2,495

+$500 Lab Fee

* These modules are limited to US citizens or organizations approved by the US Department of State.
** The pricing for the Systems Academic Only Modules listed above do not include any flying or labs unless specifically noted.  Pricing information for an entire Systems Module (including flying and labs) is available upon request.

Performance and Flying Qualities Academic Only Modules **

T&E 4101 Performance Flight Testing I July 13 - July 17, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 13 - July 17, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4113 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 14 - Sept 18, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4114 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 14 - Sept 18, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2020 $2,495
T&E 4106 Loads, Flutter & Stores Testing
(includes tm exercise)

Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2019

$2,495

+ $500 TM Lab fee

T&E 4116 Helicopter Loads, Vibration & Stores Testing Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2019

 $2,495

T&E 4107 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification   $500
   
 ** The pricing for the Performance and Flying Qualities Academic Only Modules listed above do not include any flying or labs unless specifically noted. Pricing information for an entire Performance and Flying Qualities Module (including flying and labs) is available upon request.

 On Demand Courses and Consulting / Support

EASA Bridging Course for Test Pilots & FTEs (course length & cost tailored as required) Estimated $10,000 - $999,000
EASA Flight Test Instructor Course Estimated $7500 - $50,000
Flight Test Techiques Refresher Course Estimated $7500 - $50,000
Technical Pilot Course for Production/Acceptance/Maintenance Flight Test $20,000 for scheduled class***
Flight Test Aviation Safety Course $1,500 for scheduled class***
Upset Recognition and Recovery Training Course $10,000 for scheduled class***
Spin Training Course $15,000 for scheduled class***
Formation / Low-Level / Chase Training Course $10,000 for scheduled class***
Crew Resource Management for Flight Testers (CRM) (3 Day Initial) $1,500 for scheduled class***
Crew Resource Management for Flight Testers (CRM) (1 Day Refresher) $500 for scheduled class***
Test Pilot / Flight Test Engineer Consulting / Support (not a course) TBD for scope required
English Refresher Training prior to Pre-TPS (4-8 weeks) $15,000 - $45,000

***Prices listed are for an individual in a scheduled class. Call for pricing and to determine if a course can be scheduled on-demand at NTPS or your location. We can tailor or design courses to meet your specific flight test needs


Course cost is subject to change without notice.
Payment is due prior to the start of each course.  No course slot is secure until payment has been received.  Cancellation fees apply to all courses.  For short courses (6 weeks or less) a 25% cancellation fee applies if cancelled within 90 days of the course start date. After the course start date the cancellation fee is 100%.  For all other courses contact NTPS for our standard terms and conditions concerning cancellation fees. Cost is subject to change without notice.  Please call for current costs.  If a TAA is required for a course the customer should expect to pay a $1000 non-refundable fee for the TAA process (TAA fee is waived for Professional and Cat 2 courses).

 

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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.

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