The NTPS RPV module introduces our flight test students to remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) flight test techniques (FTT) and test procedures.  The course uses an FAA approved C-150 Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) with a safety pilot on board.  Control of the aircraft is passed from the safety pilot to the Ground Control Station after the OPA climbs over 500 feet above ground level.  The RPV Module focuses on how to apply previously learned P&FQ and Systems flight test techniques to an air vehicle and system that is being piloted or controlled remotely.  Additionally, the OPA is fully integrated into the NTPS TM room allowing other students to manage the complex FTT missions from a segregated control room as the Test Director.

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NTPS Instructor Wins Northrop Award

Dr. Al Peterson, NTPS President/CEO and Jim Brown “JB”, VP/COO gave presentations at the Society of Experimental Test Pilots West Coast Symposium held in San Diego from March 12-13, 2020. JB’s paper titled: OBOGS Flight Test: How NOT to Conduct... Read more

NTPS ACCREDITED!!

On February 26th, 2020, NTPS made Flight Test Education History becoming the first and only test pilot school in the world to achieve Institutional Accreditation!  In addition to ABET Accreditation for our Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering Degree... Read more

NTPS Space Test Course!

Great article on the new NTPS Space Test Course recently held for the new US Space Force!   03.20.2020Story and Photo by Natalie Stanley 926th Wing/Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Reservists from the 14th Test Squadron took part in an... Read more

NTPS Instructor to Receive MBE

NTPS Instructor Andy Edgell has been selected to be appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order... 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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