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"In the 20 years I have been flying I’ve participated in and received quite a bit of training, both in planes and in simulators.   The URRT experience at Flight Research without question ranks among the best in every facet, and certainly the most exciting. 

The takeaway for me is the direct benefit of this training for safety in the way we fly, single pilot.  No amount of simulator training can replicate the stress and confusion caused by encountering higher G loads and the other sensations that come from unusual attitudes.  Doing this in my own plane and in a jet with control forces similar to my own plane, as opposed to a light acrobatic plane, really reinforced the feel and recovery methods that FRI is imparting on us.  I will go back for more.  I urge all of you to consider this type of training." 

- Captain Thomas Abood, Citation Jet Pilot Association


“Outstanding program from the minute that we arrived on Day 1. A professional crew, this set the tone for the entire time. From professional crew to the inspired learning, we knew it was good, applicable knowledge. It was a great experience!”

- Shawn Grady


“Without question, Flight Research is the premier aviation training facility I have had the privilege of attending; from top to bottom, their staff's experience in all facets of the aeronautical and aerospace industries give Flight Research the best team to educate and demonstrate maneuvers which push the flight envelope. From the moment I stepped in the door, I was overwhelmed with the state-of-the-art facilities and first-class operation based at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Upon meeting the staff, I was left with no doubt that they are passionate about what they do and provide every resource available to instill critical areas of knowledge to each student. For the three days I attended, each minute was spent talking, breathing and living airplanes; I have never learned so much in such a short period of time.”

- Steve Hinton, a six-time National Championship Air Races winner


Their pedigree is impressive: it was created by the founders of the National Test Pilot School (NTPS). Their instructor pilots include two Space Shuttle Test Pilots with a combined total of five space flights; two highly experienced Flight Test Engineers from the AF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB; a full blown maintenance and egress section; and a fleet of about 40 aircraft, including jets, props and helicopters, which comprise the aircraft used at NTPS.”

- John “Huggy” Huggins, Executive Director for Citation Jet Pilots Association


“In my 27 years as a professional pilot, I have not experienced a more comprehensive course than the one here at Flight Research. I learned more in two days than any other training I have ever had, knowing that I can push the airplane to its limits and recover. The curriculum was spot on, would highly recommend this training!”

- Martin Fesselle


"I personally view this training to be invaluable. If you take your Citation desk model right now, hold it in a 10-degree nose low descent, and then roll it 180 degrees, you will be in an inverted upset situation that is not far-fetched. Picture yourself in the cockpit, seeing nothing but ground.  The training teaches you how to address that and make the first move the correct move." 

-Charlie Precourt, CJP Safety Committee, former Air Force F-15 test pilot / instructor and a four time NASA space shuttle astronaut