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Expert in Flight Test, Aerospace Systems Integration and Safety Process Engineering

Expert ID: 730326 Georgia, USA

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Expert is a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School, and holds degrees in flight test engineering and electrical engineering. He is is an aerospace development engineer and experimental test pilot with pilot time in over 69 different types of aircraft – including fighters, business jets, airliners, helicopters, gliders, aerobatic, and general aviation. He has extensive training and hands on experience in measurement and analysis of aircraft performance, flying/handling qualities, and systems integration.

Expert provides aerospace development services for high risk projects. His core product is developmental flight test that is "Safe, Effective, and Efficient”. He specializes in sensor and system integration, and also has substantial experience in flight controls, aircraft stability, and propulsion systems. He is an award winning technical author, published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP). Expert is a recognized expert in team building and communication, and advises clients on proven and methodical risk management strategies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Columbus, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: MS Subject: Flight Test Engineering Institution: US Air Force Test Pilot School
Year: 1999 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: US Air Force Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineering Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Engineering consulting and flight test services for supplemental type certification and aerospace startups.
Years: 1995 to 2015 Employer: US Air Force Title: Experimental Test Pilot Department: Air Force Materiel Command Responsibilities: Flies "first ever" missions as F-16 test pilot. Leads teams conducting elevated-risk flight tests. Operations supervisor, directs 1,800 flying hours/year and daily missions for 15 highly modified fighter aircraft.
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Flight Test Pilot Department: Aircraft Certification Responsibilities: Flies prototype aircraft for the purpose of making findings of compliance to Federal Aviation certification standards, including 14 CFR parts 21, 23, 25, 36, 125, and others. Works with aviation manufacturers as a member of the organization management team for type certification, as well as amended and supplemental type certifications. Additional duty as Facility Flight Safety Officer, responsible for safety training and aircraft accident/incident response plan.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to Present Agency: US Air Force Role: Officer Description: He is an experimental test pilot and fighter pilot.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and Tau Beta Pi.
Licenses / Certifications
FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate, multi-engine land aircraft. Commercial pilot, single engine land aircraft. Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument. Type rated in the Gulfstream G650 and G550, Embraer Legacy 550, Boeing 737 and 717, and Beech King Air 200.
Awards / Recognition
His team was nominated for the Collier Trophy for work with NASA on the F-16/F-22/F-35 Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System. Additionally, he was selected by his Test Pilot School class for the Ellison Onizuka Prop Wash Award, for providing the greatest team contributions.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is a twice published and award winning author in peer-reviewed technical journals.

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Expert provides aerospace development services for high risk projects. His core product is developmental flight test that is "Safe, Secure, Effective, and Efficient." He specializes in sensor and system integration, but also has substantial experience in flight controls, aircraft stability, and propulsion systems.
Other Relevant Experience
When you engage Expert's expertise, he brings a system engineering approach and methodical risk management strategies that:

1. Identify the safety and technological risks to the system
2. Use modeling, simulation, and analogy to predict design characteristics; define areas of low and high risk
3. Use reduced risk tests to validate and refine the predicted system model
4. Work efficiently towards reducing uncertainty, using design of experiments (DOE) as appropriate for maximum data sampling efficiency
5. Enforce rigorous configuration management to ensure system refinements do not invalidate earlier test conclusions

His skill sets are especially appropriate for:
- Project and development planning
- Flight safety review
- Human factors & ergonomic interface design
- Simulator development
- Flight test execution (if it can fly, he can fly it)

He has substantial experience in program management, acquisition life-cycle cost & logistics planning, training plan/syllabus authorship, organizational governance, & regulatory compliance.

Fields of Expertise

aeronautics test facility design, aeronautics test-facility, aeronautics-related design, aerospace engineering, aerospace instrument, aerospace military specification, aerospace vehicle, air data test system, aircraft, aircraft control system design, aircraft design, aircraft safety, aviation science, flight test measurement, flight testing, image sensor, product failure, command, control, communication and intelligence, aerospace electrical environment, aerospace electronic component failure analysis, sensor noise, avionics navigation, aircraft electronic equipment, sensor selection, aerospace electronics science, radar sensor, sensor technology, aerospace actuator, near-infrared sensor, aerospace engine, aeronautical engineering, aircraft system, sensor interface, aircraft power system, air-flow test facility, laser sensor, design verification testing, military sensor, military electronics science, aerospace, safety testing, hydraulic flight control system, sensor design, aircraft control system, aerospace control system design, safety analysis, adaptive beamforming, sensor calibration, safety design review, infrared sensor, sensor fusion, aerospace defense system, military-specification quality assurance, design for testability, flight control system, safety management, aerospace life support system, aerospace control system, digital control system, military specification, aeronautical propulsion, avionics engineering, sensor, safety engineering, propulsion, physiology, jet engine, aircraft engine, aerospace physiology

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