T&E 4102 FW Performance Flight Testing II

Course Description

This course is offered once per year on-campus and once per year distance learning.  The course is designed to provide a continuation of the theory and flight test techniques employed during the performance evaluations of propeller-driven aircraft.  An intensive overview of the methods used to make cruise performance evaluations of turbine and jet powered aircraft.  Emphasis is placed on stalls and turbine/jet engine theory.  Climb and turn performance testing for all types of aircraft is also taught.  Energy management and transonic/supersonic aerodynamics are also covered. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of T&E 4101)

Anticipated Course Learning Outcomes

Be familiar with

  • · Supersonic Aerodynamics Principles
  • · Transonic Aerodynamics Principles


  • · Turbine engine theory and test procedures.
  • · Optimization and Prediction of Cruise Performance
  • · Aircraft energy management concepts.
  • · Advanced Performance – Gathering Techniques


  • · Climb performance theory and test methods.
  • · Turn performance theory and test methods.
  • · Stall theory and test methods.
  • · How to test and evaluate cruise performance of a jet aircraft.

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.

Login Form


NTPS 40th Anniversary!

(Mojave, CA) The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is proud to announce our 40th Anniversary!! 29 April 2021 marked 40 years of NTPS providing flight test training to Test Pilots & FTEs from over 40 countries around the world. We... Read more

Tailwinds Benz

It is with great sadness that NTPS announces the passing of Wing Commander Satapat "Benz" Rattana, Royal Thailand Air Force from Cancer. He was 36. Benz excelled at NTPS and was a Distinguished Graduate of Class 2019B. He always had a... Read more

NTPS Faculty & Staff Vaccinated

NTPS announces that the NTPS Faculty and Staff have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Professional Course Students should be complete with their vaccinations by the end of April or early May depending on the vaccine type. Read more

2021 FTE GA Selections Announced!

NTPS Selections for the 2021 Flight Test Engineer GA Program The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that the selection process for the 2021 Flight Test Engineer Graduate Assistant Program has been completed and we are excited to... Read more


Contact Info

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943