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.

 ***Students coming to any of the Professional Courses (including Pre-TPS if attending prior to a professional 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.***

 

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 4, 2021 - December 17, 2021 (Class 2021A)

June 21, 2021 - June 17, 2022 (Class 2021B)

 

 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 21, 2021 - December 17, 2021 (P&FQ 2021)

June 20, 2022 - December 16, 2022

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 4, 2021 - June 18, 2021 (Systems 2021)

January 3, 2022 - June 17, 2022


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 7, 2021 - October 22, 2021

June 6, 2022 - October 21, 2022
 
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
May 10 - June 18, 2021 (for Class 21B)
November 8 - December 18, 2020 (for Class 22A)


** Course costs do not include lodging, transportation or anything not part of the course instruction


Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing Short Course (T&E 4007) (2 weeks ) $9,995
    May 10 - 21, 2021Course Full. Contact for Wait List
   November 8-19, 2021


Introduction to Rotary Wing Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Testing Short Course (T&E 4017) (2 weeks) $9,995
   May 10-21, 2021
   

 

Introduction to Systems Testing Short Course (T&E 4008) (2 weeks) $9,995
   June 7-18, 2021
   December 6-16, 2021


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 1 - 19, 2021 Cancelled due to COVID Travel issues
  April 19 - May 7, 2021
  August 2-20, 2021
  September 13 - 1 October 2021 NEW!
  October 4 - 22, 2021

UAV Systems Test Short Course (T&E 4205)* - (2 weeks) $9,995
October 25 - November 5, 2021

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


NVG & HMD Testing Short Course* Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing (2 weeks)
  $9,995 all students
  October 25 - November 6, 2021

* 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 8 - 19, 2021


NTPS Masters Modules Fixed or Rotary Wing


Core Academic Modules ALL ACADEMIC MODULES SUBJECT TO DATE CHANGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

T&E 4001 Fundamentals of Flight Test January 4 - 22, 2021
June 21 - July 9, 2021
$2,495
T&E 4002 Test Management / Operational Test and Evaluation January 18 - 22, 2021
June 21 - 25, 2021
$2,495
T&E 4003 Capstone Project November 1 - 26, 2021

$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 25-29, 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 13 2021 (Distance Learning)

$2,495
T&E 4202 Communication, Navigation and GPS Flight Testing

Feb 15-19, 2021

Aug 16 - Sep 24 2021 (Distance Learning)

$2,495
T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing

April 26 - 30, 2021

Sep 27 - Nov 5 2021 (Distance Learning) 

$2,495

T&E 4204 Flight Test of RADAR and Electronic Warfare Systems*

Please note that this course is 9 days long (7 academic days) when being taken for master's or continuing education credit. It is only 5 days long when taken as a short course for non-credit professional development.

April 5-13, 2021 $2,495

T&E 4207 Electro-Optics and Infrared Systems Flight Testing*

March 1-5, 2021 $2,495
T&E 4208 NVG & HMD Testing* (includes one demo flight)

Please refer to

HMD/NVG Short

Course in Fall

$2,495

+$1,500 Lab Fee

T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration Flight Testing* (includes tm exercise) June 7-11, 2021

$2,495

* 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 FW Performance Flight Testing I

July 12 - July 16, 2021

Jan 4 - Feb 12 2021 (Distance Learning)

$2,495
T&E 4111 RW Performance Flight Testing I July 12 - July 16, 2021 $2,495
T&E 4102 FW Performance Flight Testing II

Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2021

Feb 15 - Mar 26 2021 (Distance Learning)

$2,495
T&E 4112 RW Performance Flight Testing II  Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2021 $2,495
T&E 4103 FW Flying Qualities Flight Testing I

Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2021

Mar 29 - 7 May 2021 (Distance Learning)

$2,495
T&E 4113 RW Flying Qualities Flight Testing I Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2021 $2,495
T&E 4104 FW Flying Qualities Flight Testing II

Sept 13 - Sept 17, 2021

May 10 - Jun 18 2021 (Distance Learning)

$2,495
T&E 4114 RW Flying Qualities Flight Testing II Sept 13 - Sept 17, 2021 $2,495
T&E 4105 Modern Flight Control Systems Oct 11 - Oct 25, 2021 $2,495
T&E 4106 FW Loads, Flutter & Stores Testing
(includes tm exercise)

Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021

$2,495

+ $500 TM Lab fee

T&E 4116 RW Loads & Vibration Testing Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021

 $2,495

T&E 4107 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification

Dec 13-14, 2021

Jan 10-21, 2022 (Distance Learning)

$832
   
 ** 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 Techniques 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
   

***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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