A Lot of Excitement in the Flight Test World at ITPS

Record-breaking year at ITPS

It has been a record breaking year at the International Test Pilots School (ITPS) which celebrated the graduation of 21 Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers on its Graduate 2022A and Avionics Systems Flight Test Diploma Courses on 17 December 2022. Together with the earlier 2021B Course graduation, a total of 28 graduates and 15 Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering students have graduated from ITPS in 2022. This most successful year at ITPS was capped by a wonderful gala evening and graduation dinner. The keynote address by Maj. Gen. (RCAF Ret.) Dave Wheeler, former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and fighter pilot, highlighted the vital contribution the flight test profession makes to ensuring operational crews receive aircraft that are fit for the mission. After 26 years at the helm, Giorgio Clementi was happy to hand over control of ITPS to Stephen "Croc" Crockatt who takes over as Head of Training  from January 2023 assisted by David Lohse, who has been promoted to Deputy Head of Training. See photos and learn more: ITPS 2022A Graduation and News


Welcome International 2023A Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Students

First day at the International Test Pilots School (ITPS) for course 2023A with candidates from around the world, including Airbus - Spain, Leonardo PZL-Świdnik - Poland, Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), South African Air Force (SAAF), Turkish Air Force (THK) and Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI). We are delighted to have the SAAF back at ITPS, and to welcome new customer the RNLAF! They are joined by ITPS Assistant Flight Test Instructors, Vaughn Guigui and Guy Lynch who will be participating in the full course. It is wonderful to welcome such a keen and enthusiastic group of professionals and we wish them a great year at ITPS! See photos and learn more: Welcome International Students 2023A