Tom Dreilich, Chief of Systems Academics

tdreilichAcademic Qualifications
Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering, National Flight Test Institute, USA
Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical – First Class Honours), Australian Defence Force Academy
Aircraft Accident Investigator, University of Cranfield, UK
Rotary Wing Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Australian Defence Force

Flight Test Experience
Rotary Wing Flight Commander, Aircraft Research & Development Unit, Australia
Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer, Aircraft Research & Development Unit, Australia
Aircraft Stores and Weapon Design Engineer, RAAF Development and Test Wing, Australia
Various store clearance and weapon testing programs on ARH Tiger, MRH-90, CH-47D/F, S 70A-9 Black Hawk and S-70B-2 Sea Hawk aircraft.
Various test programs on ARH Tiger, MRH-90, CH-47D, S-70A-9 Black Hawk and Bell 206B Kiowa aircraft.

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers


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 News

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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