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Training Aircraft and Simulators

ITPS has access to a wide variety of aircraft at London International Airport. Interesting aircraft are also hired in from time to time for specific exercises. This flexible approach allows ITPS to offer excellent exposure to a balance of modern and older aircraft types to students on its courses.
ITPS also collaborates with military customers for final project evaluations on military aircraft.

Variable Stability Flying

ITPS makes use of the NRC variable stability helicopters for consolidating handling qualities assessment skills, provide experience of the effects of certain flight control characteristics and varying degrees of stability with reference to pilot in the loop tasks. The NRC helicopters are invaluable tools for these purposes and are used by most test pilot schools. The demonstration profiles selected are equally instructive to fixed wing test pilot candidates

Simulators

Simulators are used throughout the test pilot and flight test engineer training programmes to provide training in Electronic Flight Information and Head Up Display systems evaluation, fly-by-wire flight control laws, autopilot and Flight Management Systems assessment and more. ITPS has contracted with the CAE Toronto training centre and has access to a number of simulators for test pilot school exercises,

Fixed Wing Aircraft

Aero L-39 Albatros

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer and the most widely used jet trainer in the world; in addition to performing basic and advanced pilot training, it has also flown combat missions in a light-attack role

Aero L-29 Delfín

Military trainer aircraft Light attack

 

Rockwell Commander RC700

The aircraft is powered by two wing mounted Avco Lycoming turbocharged piston engines. The fuselage was designed to be pressurized with accommodation for two crew and four passengers.

Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano

The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named ALX or A-29 is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training.

Cirrus SR22

Single-engine four- or five-seat composite aircraft. It is equipped with a whole-plane emergency recovery parachute system.

Bucket Jungmann

Used at ITPS for aerobatics. The German “Jungmann” was a 1930s basic training aircraft which was used by the Luftwaffe during World War II.

 

Douglas A-4K Skyhawk

(Operated by Draken Intl, USA) Suited for all Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground mission sets.

Grumman HU-16 Albatross amphibian seaplane

The latest addition to our fleet. The aircraft has 2 × Wright R-1820-76 Cyclone 9 nine-cylinder single-row, air- cooled, radial engines, producing1, 425 hp (1,063 kW) each. It has a fuel capacity of 675 US Gallons (2,550 L) internally, plus 400 US Gal (1,512 L) in wingtip floats plus two 300 US Gallon (1,135L) drop tanks.

BRASOV IAR 823

The IAR-823 is a civil and military trainer aircraft built in Romania from 1974 until 1983. It is a conventional low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle undercarriage. The pilot and instructor sit side-by-side, and two more seats can be fitted behind them.

Rotary Wing Aircraft

MBB BO-105M

The twin turbine machine is an ideal test pilot school training platform due to its rigid main rotor head, which gives it great maneuverability and agility. The helicopter will be fully instrumented over the coming months for performance and flying qualities flight tests including a TM link.

AGUSTA WESTLAND AW119Ke

An eight-seat utility helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine for the civil market. Used for Performance, Flying Qualities, test techniques instruction, evaluations/data flights, PORTABLE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER (PFDR), 128 parameters, in flight monitoring of selected parameters.

B206 Helicopter

Bell 206B Jet Ranger. This ubiquitous turbine training helicopter is in use by the Canadian Forces, US Army and numerous air arms around the world. The B206 is highly reliable and efficient ensuring smooth progression of the training.

Variable Stability Bell 212

NRC Rotor Wing Variable Stability Bell 212 equipped with a digital fly by wire flight control system. The Variable Stability Helicopters are a powerful tool for training test pilots in the skill of handling qualities assessment

Squirrel AS350

Used for Performance, Flying Qualities, test techniques instruction evaluations/data flights, PORTABLE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER (PFDR), 128 parameters, in flight monitoring of selected parameters.

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