Welcome to the Career Page of the National Test Pilot School

Join Our Team of Flight Test Professionals!

Are you passionate about aviation and pushing the boundaries of flight? Are you looking for a career that challenges you to excel in a dynamic and innovative environment? At the National Test Pilot School, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for individuals interested in positions as test pilot instructors, flight test engineering instructors, in aircraft maintenance as well as support roles. Join us in shaping the future of aviation through cutting-edge training, research, and testing.

Why Choose a Career at NTPS?

NTPS is a world-renowned institution dedicated to advancing the field of aviation through education, training, and research. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who are committed to excellence and pushing the envelope of aerospace technology. As a part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to Aviation Education and Safety: Our mission is to educate and train military and civilian aviation personnel so that each graduate increases flight test competency, improves flight test and aviation safety, and enhances the aerospace profession worldwide.
  • Research and Support Flight Test Engineering: Work on research projects and contribute to the development of systems and technologies.
  • Collaborate with Industry Leaders: Interact with industry experts, the FAA and other civil aviation authorities, government organizations, and leading aviation companies, expanding your professional network.
  • Participate in Continuous Learning: Engage in ongoing professional development, staying up-to-date with emerging technologies and the latest advancements in aviation and flight testing, in the Antelope Valley, the birthplace of flight test.
  • Gain Hands-On Experience: Apply your skills in real-world scenarios, making a tangible impact on aviation safety and performance.
  • Inspire Future Generations: Share your expertise by training the next generation of aviation professionals and enthusiasts and promoting STEM.


Career Opportunities:

Join the World’s Test Pilot School (TPS) providing instruction for professional aviators and engineers to train in the science and discipline of Flight Test. NTPS represents several firsts in the Flight Test Education world:


         FW Test Pilot Instructor

         RW Flight Test Engineer Instructor

         Quality Inspector

         Aircraft Flight Test Instrumentation Technician / Engineer

         Avionics Technician

         A&P Mechanic

         A&P Apprentice/Flight Line Support

         Graduate Assistant


How to Apply:

If you're excited about the prospect of being part of a dynamic team that's at the forefront of aviation training, we encourage you to explore our current career opportunities. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you're interested in joining NTPS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Aviation!

At NTPS, we believe that innovation thrives in an environment that values diversity, teamwork, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. If you're ready to take your aviation career to new heights, consider joining us at the National Test Pilot School. Together, we'll continue to redefine the boundaries of flight.