John Norton, OT&E Instructor

jnortonAcademic Qualifications
Master of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
Graduate of Flight Test Short Course, National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Over 6,000 hours in single engine & multiengine airplanes and gliders
ATP, CFII, Glider commercial pilot

 

Flight Test Experience
4 years as OT&E pilot in C-17 Combined Test Force; flew initial formation, airdrop, range/payload and LAPES tests; Hq/USAF manager for initial C-17 operations and requirements revisions; Test Director for C-17 Airdrop FOT&E, flight experience includes T-37, T-38, C-130, C-141, C-5, A-37, U-21, P-3, C-23, KC-135, C-17, and multiple single and multiengine light aircraft

Professional Affiliations
Air Force Association
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association


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 Welcomes New Ship to the Fleet

On January 17, 2018, NTPS accepted delivery of it’s newest aircraft, a two-seat MiG-21UM. The aircraft was ferried, in seven flights, from Wilmington Delaware by NTPS Vice President/COO Jim “JB” Brown. The aircraft is a segment of an ongoing program... Read more

NTPS Celebrates Graduating Students

On December 15, 2017 the latest Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer graduates were honored in a formal ceremony. The graduates included year-long Professional Course and EASA Category 2 students. Also celebrated were graduates receiving their Masters Degrees. Shown from Left... Read more

Red Bulletin Double Feature: THE PILOTS

A second Red Bulletin magazine article titled "THE PILOTS" features the outstanding instructor and student pilots of the National Test Pilot School. Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

NTPS Featured in Red Bulletin Magazine

NTPS, COO & Test Pilot Instructor Jim "JB" Brown, and Professional Course student Marco Lisi featured in The Red Bulletin magazine article "NERVES OF STEEL: MOJAVE DESERT TEST PILOTS" Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

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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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