Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21UM

The MiG-21UM “Mongol-B” is a tandem two-seat single-engine supersonic jet fighter-trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. Its single Tumansky R11 F2SK-300 engine produces 11,000 and 14,000 lbs of thrust in MIL and MAX respectively and makes the MiG-21UYM capable of Mach 2.05. The MiG-21UM has a maximum takeoff weight of 20,950 lbs. The NTPS MiG-21 is used for Performance, Flying Qualities and Qualitative Evaluation instruction as well as transonic and supersonic student flight test evaluations.

Aermacchi MB-326M (x4)

The Aermacchi MB-326 “Impala” is a single-engine jet trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. It is a tandem, two-seat aircraft with a basic weight of 5,500 lbs and maximum weight of 9,600 lbs. Some aircraft are instrumented with the ability to perform loads, flutter and spin test flights. The NTPS MB-326s are primarily used for Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.  

Northrop T-38

The Northrop T-38 “Talon” is a tandem two-seat twin-engine supersonic jet trainer operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. Its two J85-GE-5 afterburning turbojet engines produce 2,050 and 2,900 lbs of thrust each in MIL and MAX respectively and makes the T-238 capable of Mach 1.4. The T-38 has a maximum takeoff weight of 13,500 lbs. The NTPS T-38 is used for Performance and Flying Qualities instruction as well as transonic and supersonic student flight test evaluations.

     

North American NA-265

The North American NA-265 “Sabreliner” is a twin-engine business jet operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. It is capable of carrying up to seven passengers with a crew of two. It has two Pratt & Whitney JT-12A-8 turbojet engines producing 3,300 lbs of thrust each. The Sabreliner has a maximum takeoff weight of 20,172 lbs. The NTPS Sabreliner is instrumented and serves as a flying laboratory with flight test engineer consoles. NTPS uses the Sabreliner for Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.

Cirrus SR-22 (x3)

The Cirrus SR-22 is a single-engine low-wing composite aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying two passengers with a flight crew of two.  The SR-22 is powered by a Continental IO-550-N six cylinder engine producing 310 HP at sea level.  The Cirrus has a maximum takeoff weight of 3,400 lbs.  The SR-22s are Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) with modern avionics, GPS and glass panel displays.  NTPS operates the SR-22s throughout Systems, Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.

 

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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