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 - $975,000

FTE - $650,000

January 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019 (Class 2019A)
June 17, 2019 - June 12, 2020 (Class 2019B)


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

Pilot - $665,000

FTE - $445,000

June 17, 2019 - December 13, 2019 (P&FQ 2019)


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

Pilot - $475,000

FTE - $390,000

January 2 - June 14, 2019 (Systems 2019)


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

Pilot - $399,000

FTE - $267,000

June 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019

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 5 - December 14, 2018 (Class 19A)
May 6 - June 14, 2019 (Class 19B)


** Course costs do not include lodging


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks ) $9,995
   November 5 - 16, 2018
   May 6 - May 17, 2019


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing (2 weeks) $9,995
  May 13 -  24, 2019

 

Introduction to Systems Testing (2 weeks) $9,950
    December 3 - 14, 2018 Registration Closed
   June 3 - 14, 2019


Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Initial - Fixed Wing (5 weeks)
  $50,000/eng *** $90,000/pilot
   January 7 - February 8, 2019
   

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 ( 2.8 Week) $9,995* 

  February 25 - March 15, 2019
  April 15 - May 3, 2019
  July 29 - August 16, 2019
*Cost listed is for the fixed wing option. Call for rotary wing options.

UAV Systems Test* - (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* Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing (2 weeks)
  $9,995/eng $15,000/pilot
  October 22 - November 2, 2018

* 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 4 - February 15, 2019


NTPS Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules

T&E 4001 Fundamentals of Flight Test Jan 2 - Jan 18, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019 $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 21-25, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing Feb 11-15, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing Apr 22-26, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4204Flight Test of RADAR and Electronic Warfare Systems* Apr 1-9, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4207 Electro-Optics and Infrared Flight Testing*
Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4208HMD & NVG Testing* (includes one demo flight)
Mar 18-22, 2019

$2,495

+$1,500 Lab Fee

T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 3 - June 7, 2019

$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 8 - July 12, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4111 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing I July 8 - July 12, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4102 Performance Flight Testing II July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4112 Helicopter Performance Flight Testing II  July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4103 Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4113 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019 $2,495
T&E 4104 Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 10 - Sept 14, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4114 Helicopter Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 10 - Sept 14, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2018 $2,495
T&E 4106 Loads, Flutter & Stores Testing
(includes tm exercise)

Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018

$2,495

+ $500 TM Lab fee

T&E 4116 Helicopter Loads, Vibration & Stores Testing  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018

 $2,495

T&E 4107 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification June 4 - June 5, 2018 $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: Cat 2 to Cat 1; Other TPS to EASA Cat 1 (course length & cost tailored to individual) Call For Price
EASA 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 for Production/Acceptance/Maintenance Flight Test $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.  Cancellation fees apply to all courses.  For short courses (6 weeks or less) a 25% cancellation fee applies if cancelled within 60 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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P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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