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 Graduate Makes First Flight

On 30 August 2019, NTPS Graduate Damian Hischier flew the first public manned demonstration of an EVTOL in aviation history, which makes him the first official test pilot of EVTOL aircraft. Continue to the full press release. Read more

Job Available - Flight Test Engineer Ins…

Position Title: Flight Test Engineer Instructor. Worksite: Mojave Air and Space Port, CA. Come and join the Worlds Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and we are looking to... Read more

NTPS Alumni Support HH-60W First Flight

On May 17th 2019, the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) achieved first flight with support from NTPS alumni. Alumni pictured below from left to right; John Biscaino (Test Pilot), Lester Ingham (FTE), Kyrilian Dyer (FTE) and Bob Arsenault (Test Pilot)... Read more

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

 

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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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