Scott Marshall, OT&E Instructor

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Bachelors, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
MA in International Finance, Norwich University, Vermont
MA in International and Strategic Studies, USAF Air War College

Flight Qualifications
USAF Command Pilot
FAA ATP with B-707 and B-720 type ratings
5300+ flight hours in 12 different C-135 models, and Boeing 707

Flight Test Experience
Director of Operations, AF Operational Test & Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
F-22 Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation
Project Speckled Trout, Edwards AFB, CA
Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft, 4950th Test Wing
Flight Test Support, HQ AF Systems Command and HQ AF Materiel Command

Professional Affiliations
Board of Examiners, International Test & Evaluation Association (ITEA)


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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John Norton, OT&E Instructor

jnortonAcademic Qualifications
Master of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
Graduate of Flight Test Short Course, National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Over 6,000 hours in single engine & multiengine airplanes and gliders
ATP, CFII, Glider commercial pilot

 

Flight Test Experience
4 years as OT&E pilot in C-17 Combined Test Force; flew initial formation, airdrop, range/payload and LAPES tests; Hq/USAF manager for initial C-17 operations and requirements revisions; Test Director for C-17 Airdrop FOT&E, flight experience includes T-37, T-38, C-130, C-141, C-5, A-37, U-21, P-3, C-23, KC-135, C-17, and multiple single and multiengine light aircraft

Professional Affiliations
Air Force Association
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association


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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Rick Searfoss, Test Pilot Instructor (FW)

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Academic Qualifications

BS Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
MS Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
US Naval Test Pilot School, Class 94
USAF Fighter Weapons School distinguished graduate
Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College

Flight Qualifications
Airline Transport Pilot MEL
Commercial Privileges SEL and Glider
CFI SEL, MEL, Instrument Airplane, and Glider
NASA Pilot Astronaut
Over 6400 hours in 86 different aircraft

Flight Test Experience
XCOR Aerospace EZ Rocket and Rocket Racer rocket-powered prototypes test pilot
NASA Research Test Pilot – NF-15 Intelligent Flight Controls, F-15B and F-18 research projects
Space Shuttle pilot for missions STS-58 and 76, commander of STS-90 Neurolab mission
Astronaut Office spacecraft operations branch chief for X-38 development, Space Shuttle multifunction display development, and approach and landing enhancement projects
Shuttle Avionics Integration Lab and software update lead astronaut
First flight, Space Shuttle OMS-engines assist burn during powered flight ascent

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, SETP
Association of Space Explorers
Air Force Association
Association of Graduates – United States Air Force Academy


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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Nigel Speedy, Chief Flight Instructor & Chief RW Test Pilot

nspeedy2Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Australian Defense Force Academy
Master of Science (Flight Test Engineering), National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Over 5500 hours on 65 types
Australian ATPL (H) & CPL (A) with Instructor and Instrument Ratings
FAA CPL (ASEL, AMEL, Helicopter, Glider), CFI (ASEL, Helicopter, Glider), NVG PIC & CFI (ASEL, Helicopter)

Flight Test Experience
Distinguished Graduate USN Test Pilot School, Class 122
6 years rotary wing flight test at the Aircraft Research & Development Unit
Various S-70A-9 countermeasures programs
Acceptance of the first Australian produced Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)
Tiger ARH full flight and mission simulator test pilot
Completed and flown Vans RV-8 Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

 
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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Russ Stewart, Test Pilot Instructor (FW)

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Academic Qualifications

ME, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BE, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USAF Test Pilot School, Distinguished Graduate, Class 74B

Flight Qualifications
Over 8000 hours total time in over 50 types of aircraft
A-10, F-4, A-37, T-33, F-101, 0-2A (combat tour), T-38, UV-18, C-130
Single and multi-engine, Commercial land, Glider, Instrument, CFI - SEL & MEL, CFII

Flight Test Experience
Flight Test Engineer, Tyndall AFB, FL
A-10 Join Test Force, Performance & Flying Qualities Test Pilot
Chief of Academics, USAF Test Pilot School
Peace Pearl CTF Director
Commander, Test Group, Hill AFB, UT
Chief of Safety, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

 
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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NTPS News

NTPS Welcomes New Ship to the Fleet

On January 17, 2018, NTPS accepted delivery of it’s newest aircraft, a two-seat MiG-21UM. The aircraft was ferried, in seven flights, from Wilmington Delaware by NTPS Vice President/COO Jim “JB” Brown. The aircraft is a segment of an ongoing program... Read more

NTPS Celebrates Graduating Students

On December 15, 2017 the latest Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer graduates were honored in a formal ceremony. The graduates included year-long Professional Course and EASA Category 2 students. Also celebrated were graduates receiving their Masters Degrees. Shown from Left... Read more

Red Bulletin Double Feature: THE PILOTS

A second Red Bulletin magazine article titled "THE PILOTS" features the outstanding instructor and student pilots of the National Test Pilot School. Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

NTPS Featured in Red Bulletin Magazine

NTPS, COO & Test Pilot Instructor Jim "JB" Brown, and Professional Course student Marco Lisi featured in The Red Bulletin magazine article "NERVES OF STEEL: MOJAVE DESERT TEST PILOTS" Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

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