Robert Horton, Systems Instructor

rhebmannAcademic Qualifications
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton
USAF Test Pilot School (Distinguished Grad)
Graduate, Program Manager Course, DSMC
DoD Level III PM/T&E Certification, DSMC, DAU

Flight Qualifications
USAF Experimental Test Navigator with 2300 hours in 40+ aircraft 
UAV Test Pilot of experimental tactical aircraft systems
FAA Commercial Instrument Pilot with 1600 hours

Flight Test Experience
Chief UAV Test Pilot/Operations Director - Boeing 
UAV Project Pilot for X-45A UCAV, Phantom Ray, and Phantom Eye programs - Boeing 
Test Conductor, X-45A UCAV - Boeing
Commander, 412th OSS - USAF, Edwards AFB, CA
USAF Test Pilot School Staff Instructor - Edwards AFB, CA
B-1B Experimental Test Weapons Systems Officer, Bomber Combined Test Force, Edwards AFB, CA
MC-130H/AC-130U Experimental Test Navigator, Special Operations Combined Test Force, Edwards AFB, CA
EC-135/EC-18C ARIA Research Navigator - 4950th Test Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH


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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

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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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