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.

 

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

Pilot - $960,000

FTE - $640,000

January 2, 2018 - December 14, 2018 (Class 18A)


Performance and Flying Qualities Professional Course ** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (26 weeks)

Pilot - $650,000

FTE - $430,000

June 18, 2018 - December 14, 2018 (P&FQ 2018)


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

Pilot - $450,000

FTE - $360,000

January 2 - June 14, 2018 (Systems 2018)


Category 2 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course (EASA Certified)** - Fixed or Rotary Wing (19 weeks) 

Pilot - $450,000

FTE - $295,000

June 4, 2018 - October 12, 2018

Add 3 week Modern Flight Controls/Variable Stability option to above (22 weeks total); $50,000/engineer  $75,000/pilot (Recommended)

 

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

Pilot or FTE - $29,000
November 6 - December 15, 2017 (Class 18A)
May 7 - June 15, 2018 (Class 18B)


** Course costs do not include lodging


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks ) $9,950
   November 6 - 17, 2017
   January 8 -19, 2018


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks) $9,950
  May 14 - May 25, 2018

 

Introduction to Systems Testing (2 weeks) $9,950
  December 4 - 15, 2017
  June 4 - 15, 2018


Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Initial - Fixed Wing (5 weeks)
  $50,000/eng *** $90,000/pilot
   January 8 - February 9, 2018
   

Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Recurrent - Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
  $20,000/eng ***  $36,000/pilot
   August 22 - August 31, 2017
  (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 ( 2.8 Week) $9,950* 

  July 31 - August 18, 2017
  October 2 - October 20, 2017
  February 26 - March 16, 2018
  April 16 - May 4, 2018
*Cost listed is for the fixed wing option. Call for rotary wing options.

UAV Systems Test* - (2 weeks) $9,950
   October 23 - November 3, 2017

  

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


HMD & NVG Testing* Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing (2 weeks)
  $9,950/eng $15,000/pilot
  October 23 - November 3, 2017

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

 

Technical Pilot Course Fixed Wing (2 weeks)
   $20,000/pilot
   February 5 - February 16, 2018


NFTI Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Fundamentals of Flight Test January 2 - January 19, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation January 15 - January 19, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4003 Capstone Project TBD $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 22 - Jan 26, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4204Flight Test of RADAR and Electronic Warfare Systems* Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4207 Electro-Optics and Infrared Flight Testing*
Apr 9 - Apr 13, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4208HMD & NVG Testing* (includes one demo flight)
April 30 - May 4, 2018

$2,495

+$1,500 Lab Fee

T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 4 - June 8, 2018

$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 9 - July 13, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 9 - July 13, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II July 31 - Aug 4, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  July 31 - Aug 4, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4113 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 11 - Sept 15, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4114 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 11 - Sept 15, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 9 - Oct 17, 2017 $2,495
T&E 4106 Loads, Flutter & Stores Testing
(includes tm exercise)

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2017

$2,495

+ $500 TM Lab fee

T&E 4116 Helicopter Loads, Vibration & Stores Testing
(includes tm exercise)
 Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2017

 $2,495

+ $500 TM Lab fee

T&E 4107 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification TBD $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

Cat II to Cat I Bridge Course for Test Pilots and FTEs (EASA Compliant; Length, Content, and Price based on the Individual) Call For Price
Flight Test Instructor Course Call For Price
Commercial Spaceflight Education and Training (CSET) Course Levels 1 through 5 Call For Price
Flight Test Techiques Refresher Course TBD for Individual
Technical Pilot Course $20,000
Flight Test Aviation Safety Course $1,500
Upset Recognition and Recovery Training Course $10,000
Spin Training Course $15,000
Formation / Low-Level / Chase Training Course $10,000
Crew Resource Management for Flight Testers (CRM) (3 Day Initial) $1,500
Crew Resource Management for Flight Testers (CRM) (1 Day Refresher) $500
Test Pilot / Flight Test Engineer Consulting / Support Call For Price
English Training prior to Pre-TPS (4-8 weeks) Call For Price

We can tailor or design courses to meet your specific flight test needs


Course cost is subject to change without notice.
Payment is due at the beginning of each course, with the exception of the professional 50 week course.  Cancellation fee of 25% if student cancels within two weeks of start date of course!  Cost is subject to change without notice.  Please call for current costs.

 

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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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