ETPS Flight Dynamics Instructor

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    Salisbury, Wiltshire

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    Tom Parsons

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    9 months ago

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ETPS Flight Dynamics Instructor

Boscombe Down

The Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS) shapes talented pilots, engineers, and aircrew into flight test professionals who deliver powerful strategic advantage and real commercial value.

Modern flight test programmes are complex and expensive endeavours, requiring a high level of knowledge, skill and hard work in order to get the maximum capability for defence from their air systems. Realising this potential while ensuring our aircraft remain safe to operate requires trained specialists with expertise in a broad range of theoretical, practical and analytical disciplines. Imparting these skills to our trainees is what we do here at ETPS.

Modular, cost and time effective courses

Delivered by expert tutors at our state-of-the-art training facilities, our enhanced modular courses cover experimental, development and systems flight test. We can design bespoke programmes to meet specific requirements, run refresher courses in key subjects, provide tailored training for specialist tasks, or conduct conversions to upgrade existing qualifications (for example Cat 2 to Cat 1).

Unique learning management system

Our new, bespoke digital learning management system (LMS) is the only one of its kind among leading flight test schools. It provides advanced, specialist tools for interactive digital and face-to-face teaching, and supports collaborative learning. Accessible from anywhere in the world on almost any conceivable system, the LMS enables teaching at a time and place convenient to our students.

State-of-the-art fixed wing and rotary aircraft

Our aircraft have all been modified to create 'flying classrooms' which meet both military and civil requirements. Their innovative glass cockpits have built-in flight test instrumentation suites to provide live flight data and enable realistic training
scenarios. These enable training in specialist test techniques, such as air-to-ground radar testing, and the replication of entire sorties in the classroom for debrief and further study.


The instruction and development of the academic Ground School aspects of flight test courses.


* The design, delivery validation and assessment of Fixed Wing/and or Rotary Wing Ground School instruction
* Providing tutorial assistance to support flying or simulator exercises
* Validating Ground School theory and data analysis aspects of student exercise reports
* Participating in Course Development and Course Progress including developing bespoke short courses
* Contributing to student reporting requirements
* Delivering briefings, lessons & lectures, exercises and assessment material
* Tailoring syllabus and course material to meet syllabus requirements
* Providing individual guidance, feedback and encouragement to help each individual develop learning skills
* Assisting in the development and updating of documentation and briefing materials for ETPS exercises including the ETPS Students' Handbook and the ETPS Tutors' Handbook
* Motivating, enthusing and inspiring students and encouraging them to discuss work and ask questions

Flight Dynamics subjects include: Mathematics, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Performance, Flying Qualities, Air Data Systems, the Atmosphere and Flight Control Systems. It is expected that individuals might specialise in either fixed wing aircraft or helicopters, manned or unmanned.

We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decisions makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Join us today.

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