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United States Naval Test Pilot School Graduates Class 164

Story by NAWCAD Visual Information – Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division: The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) held a graduation ceremony for Class 164 on June 14. Thirty-four students successfully completed the intense 11-month course of instruction and earned their designations as Engineering Test Pilots, Engineering Test Flight Officers, or Test Project Engineer. Naval aviator and NASA astronaut Capt. Victor Glover Jr. delivered the keynote address. Glover was the Navy’s exchange pilot selected to attend the Air Force Test Pilot School where he graduated in 2007. He is an Artemis II pilot and spent 168 days in space in 2018. Glover will be one of four astronauts on the first mission to the moon in more than 50 years. “I would trade places with any of you today,” Glover told the graduating class. “Being a test pilot was the best job I ever had.” Glover charged the class to protect their passions while developing healthy ones. “I love that [you] show up and still want to be public servants,” he said. “You are not like anybody else—use that power to help us create the next generation of responsible people.” The graduation ceremony happened at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire […]

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