U.S. NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL SHORT COURSE FLEET SEAT FY-20 OFFERINGS AND ORGANIZATION:
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SUBJ/U.S. NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL SHORT COURSE FLEET SEAT FY-20 OFFERINGS AND
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
(USNTPS) Short Course Fleet Seat (SCFS) FY-20 offerings and organization.
The USNTPS SCFS offers 2 week courses designed to be a high-level exposure to
the discipline of flight test. The courses are a mixture of academic
classroom periods and applied exercises, conducted at Naval Air Station
Patuxent River or Naval Air Station China Lake. USNTPS funds course tuition
for a limited number of seats per year.
2. The USNTPS SCFS program allows fleet aviators to participate in
2 week long courses focused on key elements of specific developmental test
topics within the Naval Air (NAVAIR) enterprise.
Course attendees consist of a diverse community of fleet aviators, NAVAIR
engineers, contractors and international partners. Fleet aviators gain
insight into the critical role of development test in delivering warfighting
capabilities heading to the fleet, while NAVAIR engineers gain insight into
fleet operations and aircrew considerations, ultimately enriching the
learning environment and positively affecting future developmental test
programs and projects. Fleet aviators are able to assess their own potential
interest in developmental test career opportunities, and return to their
commands with information and insight of developmental test to share with
3. To be considered eligible to participate, candidates must be USN/USMC
military aviators physically qualified to fly.
4. Commands (or administrative chain of command activities) are responsible
for funding and scheduling travel for SCFS attendees.
USNTPS will fund the course tuition, but is not responsible for any travel
5. SCFS offerings include Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight
Test (CTE-TPS-UAS), Introduction to Aircraft and Systems Test and Evaluation
(CTE-TPS-SYS), Introduction to Fixed Wing Flying Qualities and Performance
(CTE-TPS-XFQ) and Introduction to Rotary Wing Flying Qualities and
Performance (CTE-TPS-RFQ). The SCFS FY-20 offerings are currently scheduled
as follows, and subject to change:
a. 27 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020: CTE-TPS-UAS, Patuxent River, MD
b. 24 Feb 2020 - 06 Mar 2020: CTE-TPS-SYS, China Lake, CA
c. 23 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020: CTE-TPS-SYS, Patuxent River, MD
d. 06 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020: CTE-TPS-XFQ. Patuxent River, MD
e. 01 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020: CTE-TPS-UAS, Patuxent River, MD
f. 06 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020: CTE-TPS-RFQ, Patuxent River, MD
g. 10 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020: CTE-TPS-SYS, Patuxent River, MD
The most current schedule and detailed information can be found via MyNavy
Portal at https://my.navy.mil/quick-links.html then by clicking the *Test
Pilot School* tab.
6. USNTPS offers consideration for one primary candidate and one alternate
candidate from each of the organizations listed below in this paragraph per
fiscal year. The only information required to be transmitted to USNTPS for
slating consideration is the candidates rank, name and contact information,
as well as their first, second and third choice of course offering. In
December 2019, a slating panel will convene and finalize offerings to
candidate organizations. The panel will make every attempt to allow for one
candidate from each organization to be slated as primary. Upon finalization
of the slate, and in the case of subsequent non- availability of primary
candidates, alternate candidates will be offered an opportunity to attend.
The following organizations may submit one primary and one alternate
candidate for consideration:
a. 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING
b. 2ND MARINE AIRCRAFT WING
c. 3RD MARINE AIRCRAFT WING
j. PATRECONWING TEN
k. PATRECONWING ELEVEN
l. STRATCOMWING ONE
7. Candidate nominations:
a. Primary and alternate candidate nominations from the commands listed
in paragraph 6 must be received by USNTPS no later than 13 Dec 2019.
b. The preferred method for notifying USNTPS of candidate nominations is
via encrypted email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. If unable to send electronically, candidate nomination correspondence
may be sent via U.S. Postal Service to the following
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
Short Course Department
22783 Cedar Point Road, BLDG 2168
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1160
d. Candidates may confirm receipt of their nomination correspondence by
calling the USNTPS Short Course Department at (301) 757-5049 or DSN 757-5049.
8. Points of contact are Jessica Mann, via e-mail at
email@example.com or Nicholas Wirz, via e-mail at
9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//