Flight Test Techniques Refresher

This Flight Test Techniques Refresher is designed for the experienced flight test professional who needs to refresh or review one or more flight test techniques.  The purpose of this refresher or review can be for a variety of reasons including but not limited to preparing for a new flight test program, returning to flight on a flight test program, building proficiency on a particular flight test technique or set of techniques, returning to a flight test position after an absence,
and/or a general refresher of flight test techniques for professional development.  This refresher is not designed for initial training in flight test.  The refresher can be tailored from a couple of hours to several days depending on the topics to be covered.  The aircraft to be utilized and the duration/cost of the training will be determined after assessing the customer requirements.  Please contact NTPS before attempting to sign up for this refresher.

EASA Cat II to Cat I Bridge Course for Test Pilots and FTEs

Length, Content, and Price TBD based on the Individual

Civil Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Initial

Course Description

The six-week Initial Course consists of classroom lectures, simulator, and aircraft flight testing both in fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Each student receives both fixed and rotary wing academics and flight test training. The course is designed to cover the areas of aircraft performance, propulsion, stability and control and systems that are pertinent to the certification of fixed and rotary wing aircraft with respect to the existing FAA (EASA) Regulations. Upon completion of the course each student will have had a complete review of the aerodynamic and systems theory, hands on flight test experience, and data comparison to the certification requirements. The course graduates will be current and standardized in the applicable FAA (EASA) flight test certification procedures for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

 

Civil Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course - Recurrent

Course Description

The FAA two-week certification course is intended as a review of material covered in the initial six-week FAA Flight Test Certification and Standardization Course. The course is patterned after the recurrent course provided to all FAA Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers. The course is designed for flight test or flight test support personnel from within the aircraft industry or government sponsored Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs). The course is normally done exclusively in fixed wing aircraft.

 

Upset Recognition and Recovery Training Course

Course Description

This 2 day course familiarizes the pilot with how to recognize, what to expect, and how to recover from aircraft upset conditions. It is well suited to those who have not flown in an aircraft that is cleared for inverted flight or that can depart controlled flight.

The training typically consists of 3 hours of classroom instruction, one hour of ejection seat familiarization, and one flight in the Aermacchi MB 326 "Impala" aircraft assuming the student is a US Person or is covered by a Technical Assitance Agreement (TAA) with NTPS. The course can be completed in one day, however we prefer to give the academics and ejection seat training one afternoon followed by the flight the next morning.

Non-US Persons not covered by a TAA with NTPS can completed the Upset Training in a Sabreliner Business Jet.

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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