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Learn to test. Test to Learn

Learn to test. Test to Learn.

Whether you want to become a test pilot or a flight test engineer, our courses will provide you with the skills and competencies to safely conduct experimental flight test and high risk trials activity. Which-ever course you undertake, our overall aim is to teach experienced pilots and aerospace engineers the philosophy and skills required to undertake all forms of research and development test flying, including complete military release to service programmes.

Who we areWho we are
Learn to test. Test to Learn

Learn to test. Test to Learn.

Whether you want to become a test pilot or a flight test engineer, our courses will provide you with the skills and competencies to safely conduct experimental flight test and high risk trials activity. Which-ever course you undertake, our overall aim is to teach experienced pilots and aerospace engineers the philosophy and skills required to undertake all forms of research and development test flying, including complete military release to service programmes.

Who we areWho we are
Learn to test. Test to Learn

Learn to test. Test to Learn.

Whether you want to become a test pilot or a flight test engineer, our courses will provide you with the skills and competencies to safely conduct experimental flight test and high risk trials activity. Which-ever course you undertake, our overall aim is to teach experienced pilots and aerospace engineers the philosophy and skills required to undertake all forms of research and development test flying, including complete military release to service programmes.

Who we areWho we are
Learn to test. Test to Learn

Learn to test. Test to Learn.

Whether you want to become a test pilot or a flight test engineer, our courses will provide you with the skills and competencies to safely conduct experimental flight test and high risk trials activity. Which-ever course you undertake, our overall aim is to teach experienced pilots and aerospace engineers the philosophy and skills required to undertake all forms of research and development test flying, including complete military release to service programmes.

Who we areWho we are
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Our CoursesOur Courses

Our overall aim is to teach experienced pilots and aerospace engineers the philosophy and skills required to undertake all forms of research and development test flying.

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Our TutorsOur Tutors

A balanced team of military test pilots with a wealth of international fixed wing flight test experience. Meet the team that will be running you through our courses.

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Our FleetOur Fleet

With fast-jet, multi-engine and rotary aircraft, we can broaden your aviation experience and expose you to a wide range of technologies that may be encountered.

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How to ApplyHow to Apply

Courses are open to UK and overseas pilots and engineers who are sponsored by their service or employer to undertake the training.

UK MOD candidates
Commercial and Overseas candidates

Over 70 years of experience and knowledge

The Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS) was the first of its kind in the world. Established over 70 years ago, with experience and knowledge in flight test is still gained from the real world testing of current military systems at Boscombe Down. Since 2001, ETPS has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence providing them and overseas governments with test and evaluation training to ensure efficient and cost effective deployment of equipment to front operations.

Our CoursesOur Courses
Empire Test Pilot School