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


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Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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NTPS 40th Anniversary!

(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is proud to announce our 40th Anniversary!! 29 April 2021 marked 40 years of NTPS providing flight test training to Test Pilots & FTEs from over 40 countries around the world. We... Read more

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It is with great sadness that NTPS announces the passing of Wing Commander Satapat "Benz" Rattana, Royal Thailand Air Force from Cancer. He was 36. Benz excelled at NTPS and was a Distinguished Graduate of Class 2019B. He always had a... Read more

NTPS Faculty & Staff Vaccinated

NTPS announces that the NTPS Faculty and Staff have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Professional Course Students should be complete with their vaccinations by the end of April or early May depending on the vaccine type. Read more

2021 FTE GA Selections Announced!

NTPS Selections for the 2021 Flight Test Engineer GA Program The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that the selection process for the 2021 Flight Test Engineer Graduate Assistant Program has been completed and we are excited to... Read more

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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
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