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


2021 FTE GA Program Opens

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application window for its Flight Test Engineer Graduate Assistant Scholarship Program (FTE GA). The roots of the NTPS FTE GA program go back to 2007, however... Read more

2021 FTE GA Program

Space? Flight Test? Jets? Airplanes? Helicopters? Are you a recent engineering graduate considering launching your career towards the sky? Would you like to apply your problem solving skills at the forefront of the flight test industry? Look no further, the National... Read more

Dr. AL Wins SETP Doolittle Award

On 25 September 2020, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots announced Dr. Allen L. (AL) Peterson as the recipient of the 2020 Doolittle Award. The James H. Doolittle award was established in 1966 to honor outstanding accomplishment in technical management... Read more

NTPS Grad Sikorsky Senior Manager

Oleson Named Sikorsky Flight Test Engineering Senior Manager I am pleased to announce Robert (Duane) Oleson has accepted the role of Flight Test Engineering (FTE) Senior Manager, based in West Palm Beach, FL.  Duane will officially move into his new role... 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