Andrea Pingitore

Safety Manager

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor, Professor


Andrea Pingitore Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Flight Test & Evaluation
Master's Degree in Public Administration Science
Master's Degree Strategic Studies ad International Security, CA' Foscari University Venezia
Master's Degree International Strategic Military Studies, La Sapienza University Rome Italy
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Class 148
Bachelor's Degree International Political Science, Italian Naval Academy, Livorno Pisa Italy

Flight Qualifications

Experimental Test Pilot – Rotary Wing
25 years of experience in the Italian Navy with multiple deployments for anti-terrorism and disaster relief operations
Over 2,500 Flight Hours in over 45 different aircraft.

Flight Test Experience

Commanding Officer Italian Navy Naval Test and Evaluation Center
Experimental Test Pilot Instructor, Italian Navy Test and Evaluation Center
Test Pilot on EH-101, SH-90/MH-90, AB-212. Many dynamic interface tests and aircraft system tests

Professional Affiliations

Member – Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943
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NTPS Professional Course students visit …

NTPS Professional Course students visited multiple aerospace companies all over the US as partof a weeklong field trip to gain exposure to the flight testing of new aircraft and systems designs.The team visited Beta technologies, an eVTOL company based in... Read more

NTPS Graduate Assistant, Vikrant Sharma…

NTPS is pleased to announce that our Graduate Assistant, Vikrant Sharma, co-authored a paper titled “Unsteady CFD Studies for Gust Modeling in Store Separation”, recently published in the Defence Science Journal. The paper, that can be viewed at the following... Read more

UAV Systems Flight Test module

During the UAV Systems Flight Test module, Professional Course students spent a week learning from Industry professionals about the intricacies involved with testing Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and their lessons learned in the process. The students completed several flights with NTPS... Read more

RW and FW P&FQ

During the last two weeks NTPS held its Introduction to Performance and Flying Qualities (P&FQ) Testing Short Courses for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Two diverse classes totaling 20 students that represented 9 different Nations with both military and industry experience... Read more


Contact Info

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943