The ETPS training programme combines training in technical and analytical skills with developing a high-level practical understanding of aircraft and their systems.

Our courses are designed to build experience quickly – providing the combination of theory and hands-on familiarity that flight test professionals need.

Classroom learning and group discussions are coupled with exercises structured to replicate real-world test programmes, enabling students to put what they learn into practice.

Close collaborations with expert organisations and test centres around the world enable us to provide an exceptionally rich learning experience that gives students an insight into numerous working methods and environments, both military and civilian.

Our fleet

The ETPS test fleet is one of most extensive in the business, and we invest heavily to keep it that way.

Test pilots and engineers gain direct experience with many types of military and civil aircraft, across the full spectrum of performance. These include the Pilatus PC-21, Diamond DA-42, Avro RJ, A109, Airbus H125, Bell 412 and – uniquely for a flight test school – a SAAB Gripen fourth generation fighter aircraft. Students also have access to a custom-built flight simulator.

Learn from the best

Regularly looked to as global authorities on flight testing, our tutors include serving military and civilian flight test pilots, specialist flight test engineers and ground instructors.

Highly qualified in their respective disciplines, all have recent experience of modern test and evaluation projects, alongside an in-depth knowledge of academic theory.

Train as a team

Flight test professionals must have the interpersonal and collaborative skills to excel in a multi-discipline team environment. To develop the right mindset, we organise our students into small syndicates of pilots and engineers under the guidance of a dedicated tutor.

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