Nigel Speedy, Chief Flight Instructor & Chief RW Test Pilot

nspeedy2Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Australian Defense Force Academy
Master of Science (Flight Test Engineering), National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Over 5500 hours on 65 types
Australian ATPL (H) & CPL (A) with Instructor and Instrument Ratings
FAA CPL (ASEL, AMEL, Helicopter, Glider), CFI (ASEL, Helicopter, Glider), NVG PIC & CFI (ASEL, Helicopter)

Flight Test Experience
Distinguished Graduate USN Test Pilot School, Class 122
6 years rotary wing flight test at the Aircraft Research & Development Unit
Various S-70A-9 countermeasures programs
Acceptance of the first Australian produced Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)
Tiger ARH full flight and mission simulator test pilot
Completed and flown Vans RV-8 Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

 
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Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
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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

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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

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P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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