Pre-TPS Course

Course Description

The NTPS Professional Courses demand a strong background in mathematics and the physical sciences as well as extensive flying experience.  Many pilots and engineers selected to attend flight test schools have not had the opportunity for many years to exercise the academic skills learned in school or may not be coming from a flying assignment. The objectives of the course are to refresh the students academically in the basic concepts of mathematics, physics, and aerodynamics, and provide some opportunities to refresh flying skills. The six-week course is basically divided into three sections:

Refresher in mathematics (trigonometry, calculus, differential equations) and physical sciences
Introduction to performance and flying qualities flight testing
Introduction to airborne systems evaluations

 

This course has proven to be a very successful preparatory school for pilots and engineers prior to entering test pilot schools both in the US and abroad.  Foreign students who speak English as a second language find the course particularly useful as an immersion course in technical English and as an exposure to a different culture.

 

Signup: Use the Student Application Form to register for a course. Alternatively, you can contact us to check course availability.

NTPS Catalog: For more detailed information please visit the online catalog page to view or download the NTPS Catalog.

Notice: Course costs and dates are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Course Schedule and Costs page for more information. Contact us to check course availability.

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Contact Info

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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