David "Doc" Nelson, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

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Academic Experience:
MS Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
USAF Fighter Weapons School, Class 86A
USAF Test Pilot School, Class 90B

Non-Academic Experience:
F-15C WSEP Live Fire Program Manager, 83 Fighter Weapons Squadron, Tyndall AFB
F-15 and F-16 Test Pilot, Chief of Fighter Branch, Test Ops, Edwards AFB
F-15 and AT-38 Test Pilot, Operations Officer, 586 Flight Test Squadron, Holloman AFB
F-22 Developmental and Operational Test Pilot, Deputy CTF Director, F-22 and F-15 Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner, 411 Test Squadron, Edwards AFB
F-35 Lead Test Pilot Ft Worth, Tx, Pax River, MD, and Edwards AFB, CA. F-35 instructor pilot and Flight examiner in F-35A, B and C. STOVL, Hi AOA, Engine air starts, Loads, Flutter, Mission systems, First Flight Pilot for AF variant.

Flight Qualifications:
FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multi-Engine Land.
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single-Engine Land,

FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Airplane Single
Engine Land, Instrument
6,000 + hours in 70 types.

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

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

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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

NTPS ACCREDITED!!

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

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