PHOTO RELEASE: U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduates Class 154
The United States Naval Test Pilot School trains the world’s finest developmental test pilots, flight officers, engineers, industry and foreign partners in full spectrum test and evaluation of aircraft and aircraft systems. The refined combination of classroom, simulation, inflight instruction and mentorship makes USNTPS the most prestigious flight test school in the world. It is the only source of rotary wing test pilots serving as the dedicated test pilot school of the U.S. Army. Notably, the competitive program has graduated more than 90 NASA astronauts to date. Located in Patuxent River, Maryland, more than 250 military and civilian instructors, pilots, maintainers and support personnel contribute to the school’s academic rigor and excellence.