Empire Test Pilot School launches new course listings


A new course catalogue has been published by the Empire Test Pilot’s School to provide flight test professionals with details of its range of training courses covering both military and civilian flight test program for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

The Empire Test Pilot’s School (ETPS) in the UK was the world’s first test pilot school and has been providing flight test training for over 75 years. This is the first time ETPS has published a complete catalogue of all its courses for professionals in both the military and civilian areas.

The school is an Approved Training Organisation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and all courses have been accredited by the UK’s Military Aviation Authority (MAA).

According to ETPS it has some of the most advanced and representative training aircraft ever developed for flight test training available. There are also bridging, refresher and qualitative evaluation courses as well as specific training options for evaluator aircrew and ship air integration testing.

Simon Tate, director of operations for air and space at QinetiQ, which owns and operates ETPS, said, “Our objective is develop the skills and expertise of talented pilots, engineers and aircrew to deliver significant strategic advantage and real commercial value .

“This new catalogue demonstrates the breadth and quality of our learning environment for developing the precision flying skills and analytical insight to run safe and effective civilian and military flight test programs.

“It is essential reading for any professional looking to further develop their career in this challenging field and for operators keen to develop leadership and competency within multi-discipline flight test teams to maximise the commercial and operational effectiveness of their aircraft.”

To obtain a copy of the new course catalogue or for more information, contact ETPS at ETPSSales@qinetiq.com or visit www.qinetiq.com/ETPS

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