On June 14, 2018, NTPS celebrated the graduation of a new class of 6 Test Pilots and 6 Flight Test Engineers.

June 2018 Graduation

Front Row (L to R):

  • Lieutenant Commander Stephen Collins, Royal Navy. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Test Pilot.
  • Flight Lieutenant Linda McLean, Royal Air Force. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Flight Test Engineer (FTE).
  • Flight Lieutenant Dan Granger, Royal Air Force. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Test Pilot.
  • Captain Jaejin Bae, Republic of Korea Air Force. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Test Pilot.
  • Captain Minsoo Kim, Republic of Korea Air Force. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Flight Test Engineer.

Back Row (L to R):

  • Captain Josef Bayoud, Lufthansa Airlines. Completed the EASA Cat 2 Fixed Wing Test Pilot Course.
  • Lieutenant Simone Caretta, Italian Air Force. Completed the Fixed wing Professional Course as a Flight Test Engineer, EASA Category 1 FTE and received a Masters Degree in Flight Test Engineering.
  • Squadron Leader Adam Curd, Royal Air Force. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Test Pilot.
  • Mr. Zach Kraus, Icon Aircraft. Completed the NTPS Graduate Assistant Program. Graduated from the Fixed Wing Professional Course as a Flight Test Engineer and received a Masters Degree in Flight Test Engineering.
  • Captain Stefano Meneguolo, Italian Air Force. Completed the Fixed Wing Professional course as an Experimental Test Pilot and Distinguished Graduate. EASA Category 1 Test Pilot and received a Masters Degree in Flight Test and Evaluation.
  • Major Sharon Kislev, Israeli Air Force. Completed the Fixed Wing Professional Course as a Flight Test Engineer, and received a Masters Degree in Flight Test Engineering.
    Major Munjang Bae, Republic of Korea Air Force. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Test Pilot.

In addition to graduation certificates and diplomas, Captain Meneguolo (R) received the John Bishop Award as the top Test Pilot Graduate and Lieutenant Caretta (L) received the Ron Bradley Award as the top Flight Test Engineer.

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