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Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer 2022A Graduation

December 19, 2022

It has been a record-breaking year at the International Test Pilots School (ITPS) which celebrated the graduation of 21 Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers on its Graduate 2022A and Avionics Systems Flight Test Diploma Courses on 17 December 2022. Together with the earlier 2021B Course graduation, 28 graduates and 15 Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering students have graduated from ITPS in 2022.

This most successful year at ITPS was capped by a wonderful gala evening and graduation dinner. The keynote address by Maj. Gen. (RCAF Ret.) Dave Wheeler, former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and fighter pilot, highlighted the vital contribution the flight test profession makes to ensuring operational crews receive aircraft that are fit for the mission.

After 26 years at the helm, Giorgio Clementi was happy to hand over control of ITPS to Stephen “Croc” Crockatt who takes over as Head of Training from January 2023 assisted by David Lohse, who has been promoted to Deputy Head of Training.

Giorgio Clementi addressing Graduates
Dave Wheeler, Keynote Speaker at 2022A Graduation
Giorgio Clementi and Stephen Crockatt holding plaque
Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineer graduates holding plaques
graduating class at itps in uniform and suits
Thiago Mercado and 2022A Graduating Class
Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineer Students at Graduation holding plaques
Students holding up Panos Vitsas during graduation