Congratulations to Dr. AL on this high honor.  Here is the Fellow write-up from the event:

Dr. Allen L. “AL” Peterson is the President and CEO of the National Test Pilot School. Graduating from West Point, Al flew Attack helicopters operationally in Air Cavalry units in Hawaii, Korea, and Texas. Al then started a series of test pilot tours including attending USNTPS at Pax River; DT/OT testing Apache and Cobra helicopters at Fort Rucker; Airworthiness Testing Apaches and Cobras at Edwards AFB; Airworthiness and R&D testing of Chinook, Lynx, Gazelle, and Sea King helicopters on Exchange with Her Majesty’s Forces at Boscombe Down; and R&D testing Apache and Black Hawk helicopters as the Chief Test Pilot at Ft Eustis. Retiring in 2002, Al joined SNC for 9 years in various management positions including some Systems testing. In 2011 Al was appointed NTPS President and CEO and led the school through its stabilization and resurgence; championing numerous initiatives including the first test pilot school in the world to attain EASA certification, a major aircraft/technology refresh program, the FTE graduate assistant program, and the world’s first STEM Flight Test Camp. During his career, Al worked over 80 test programs, flew over 80 different aircraft types, and continues to develop flight test personnel the world over.

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Dr. Allen "AL" Peterson pictured third from left. Photo Credit: setp.org

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NTPS President inducted as SETP Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. AL on this high honor.  Here is the Fellow write-up from the event: Dr. Allen L. “AL” Peterson is the President and CEO of the National Test Pilot School. Graduating from West Point, Al flew Attack helicopters operationally... Read more

NTPS 6th Annual Flight Test Camp Goes Ve…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) completed its sixth annual one week Flight Test Camp (FTC) for 19 students from seven local high schools from 18-22 June 2018. The focus of NTPS FTC is STEM oriented and three-fold: 1) introduce high school... Read more

NTPS Celebrates Graduating Students

On June 14, 2018, NTPS celebrated the graduation of a new class of 6 Test Pilots and 6 Flight Test Engineers. Front Row (L to R): Lieutenant Commander Stephen Collins, Royal Navy. Completed the Systems Professional course as a Test Pilot. Flight Lieutenant... Read more

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

 

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