gdifrancesco2Academic Qualifications
PhD, Aerospace Science and Technology, SUN, Italy
MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Naples, Italy
MS, Flight Test Engineering, NFTI, USA
Graduate, NTPS Class 2003B, Outstanding Graduate

Flight Qualifications
Over 700 hours in fixed wing aircraft
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land, Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Sea, Instrument Airplane
FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Single Engine, Instrument Airplane
FAA Ground Instructor: Advanced, Instrument
ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) Flight Engineer License for Experimental Testing

Flight Test Experience
Ten years of fixed wing flight test at Italian Air Force Test Center, CSV
AMX Modernization Program, Flight Test Engineer
Italian KC-130J, Program Manager (PM) and Chief Program Engineer (CPE)
Tornado and AMX Self-protection Enhancement, PM and CPE


National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943
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FW Instructor Opening

The National Test Pilot School is seeking a Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor. If selected, you will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Fixed Wing Performance, Flying Qualities and Systems flight test course material. In this... Read more

FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING (FTE) Graduate A…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2017 FTE Graduate Assistantship Program. The NTPS FTE Graduate Assistantship Program is designed to provide recent engineering graduates the opportunity to earn an... Read more

FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING (FTE) MS Fellows…

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 2017 FTE Masters Fellowship Program. The NTPS FTE Masters Fellowship Program is designed to provide recent engineering graduates the opportunity to earn a... Read more

NTPS Fleet Refresh Gets Vertical!

NTPS Fleet Refresh Gets Vertical!

The NTPS Fleet and Technology Refresh program continues with the addition of our new Airbus EC-145 helicopter. The EC-145 was acquired from Airbus Helicopters in Germany where it was a test asset and now that asset is going to be... Read more

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Station Info: 9:00 PM
Conditions Clear 2017-03-27 04:00:00
Temp 55.4 Mojave, Ca.
Wind Info:  
Current 31.1 (MPH) Gust 40.3 (MPH)
Direction 280  ( West )

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National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943

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