The Flight Research Laboratory of Canada's National Research Council is studying advanced technology for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP). The profession's primary organization, with chapters in North America and Europe. Web site has several interesting links.
The Canadian Air Force's Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) at the Canadian Flight Test Centre in Cold Lake, Alberta.
The history of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, in the Mojave desert.
The U.S. Navy's Flight Test Center at Patuxent River, Maryland. Slick site with cool photos.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center's Technical Reports Server : Check out original flight test reports on the X-1, X-15, and others.
NASA's astronaut biographies . Piloting a spacecraft is the pinnacle of some test pilots' careers--including Canada's first test pilot in space, Chris Hadfield .
The National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California; the largest civilian test pilot school in the world.
The Experimental Aircraft Association has a world-wide grassroots following of sport aviation enthusiasts (and the odd test pilot.) A great place for anybody who loves airplanes.
(c) 1998 Eric Volstad