Andy Edgell, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Andy Edgell MBE

Academic Experience:
Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) - Aerospace Engineering,
University of Southampton, U.K.
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Class 141.

Non-Academic Experience:
F-35 Developmental Test Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner at the F-35
Integrated Test Force, Patuxent River, MD.
Project Pilot - HMS Queen Elizabeth/F-35 First of Class Flight Trial
STOVL, High AOA and Departure Resistance, Loads, Flutter, Buffet, Weapon
Separations, Aerial Refueling, FQ, HQ.
Embarked STOVL (Day, Night-unaided and NVD).
Operational Harrier GR-7/GR-9 Pilot, Electronic Warfare Instructor.

Flight Qualifications:
FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multi-Engine Land.
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single-Engine Land, Powered Lift, Instrument
Powered Lift.
FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Airplane Single
Engine Land, Powered Lift, Instrument Airplane and Powered Lift.
EASA Commercial Pilot: Multi-Engine, Instrument.
EASA Category 1 Flight Test Pilot and Instructor.
2,000 + hours in 50 different aircraft.

Professional Affiliations:
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society
Member of Society of Experimental Test Pilots

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658, USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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NTPS Instructor Wins Northrop Award

Dr. Al Peterson, NTPS President/CEO and Jim Brown “JB”, VP/COO gave presentations at the Society of Experimental Test Pilots West Coast Symposium held in San Diego from March 12-13, 2020. JB’s paper titled: OBOGS Flight Test: How NOT to Conduct... Read more


On February 26th, 2020, NTPS made Flight Test Education History becoming the first and only test pilot school in the world to achieve Institutional Accreditation!  In addition to ABET Accreditation for our Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering Degree... Read more

NTPS Space Test Course!

Great article on the new NTPS Space Test Course recently held for the new US Space Force!   03.20.2020Story and Photo by Natalie Stanley 926th Wing/Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Reservists from the 14th Test Squadron took part in an... Read more

NTPS Instructor to Receive MBE

NTPS Instructor Andy Edgell has been selected to be appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order... Read more


Contact Info

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