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General Aviation Test Pilot Course

This Part 141 approved course helps to prepare the student to be able to create flight test programs as well as assess stability and performance.

2024 Class Dates to be Announced Soon

Learn test pilot responsibilities, the test planning process along with risk assessment and the importance of test team interaction.

Gain greater in depth knowledge of performance calculations of light General Aviation aircraft as they exist in the aircraft Pilot Operating Handbook.

Be able to create a test card using common mathematical principles and then verify with real world data.

About the Course

A totally unique and one-of-a-kind FAA Part 141 Certified Test Pilot Certificate Course, taught by an award winning graduate of the United States Navy Test Pilot School with three years of developmental test experience and a member of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP).

Learn quantitative and qualitative test pilot techniques for performance evaluation, longitudinal stability and lateral directional stability.

No calculus knowledge required! Mathematics topics will be presented as they support concepts that all pilots are familiar with.

All flight test techniques can be taught in any Piston2Jet aircraft and apply to all airplanes in general. Our fleet of single engine piston aircraft will be used.

Course Cost - $9,950

10% Deposit Required During Online Registration

Two Week Academic Course

Minimum of 15 Hours of Flight

Minimum of 20 Hours of Ground Academics

10 Unique Flight Test Lesson Profiles

About the Instructor

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"Smash" Yurovich is an accomplished aviation extraordinaire with a diverse background in the military and general aviation industries. A graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, he was also a TOPGUN Grad, Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) a Marine F/A-18 Squadron Commander and the Marine Carrier Air Wing Commander. He has over 5,000 hours of flight time and 500+ carrier landings.

He is also the inaugural winner of the Captain Steven A. Hazelrigg Memorial Award at the Strike Aircraft Test Directorate. This award is given to those whose qualities of professionalism, leadership and team spirit best commemorate the levels of positive leadership, professional achievement and selfless devotion to duty, which Captain Hazelrigg possessed.

More Information

Students have the benefit of negotiated rates at our local Tru By Hilton hotel located just over one mile away from our office. They provide a relaxed atmosphere to be able to decompress after classes and spaces to study in a quiet environment.



Prospective students must hold a FAA Commercial License with Instrument Rating before starting this course.

Syllabus Sample

Use the download button below to view a sample of out syllabus to get a feel for the course and the academics contained.

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