Andy Edgell, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Andy Edgell MBE

Academic Experience:
Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) - Aerospace Engineering,
University of Southampton, U.K.
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Class 141.

Non-Academic Experience:
F-35 Developmental Test Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner at the F-35
Integrated Test Force, Patuxent River, MD.
Project Pilot - HMS Queen Elizabeth/F-35 First of Class Flight Trial
STOVL, High AOA and Departure Resistance, Loads, Flutter, Buffet, Weapon
Separations, Aerial Refueling, FQ, HQ.
Embarked STOVL (Day, Night-unaided and NVD).
Operational Harrier GR-7/GR-9 Pilot, Electronic Warfare Instructor.

Flight Qualifications:
FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multi-Engine Land.
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single-Engine Land, Powered Lift, Instrument
Powered Lift.
FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Airplane Single
Engine Land, Powered Lift, Instrument Airplane and Powered Lift.
EASA Commercial Pilot: Multi-Engine, Instrument.
EASA Category 1 Flight Test Pilot and Instructor.
2,000 + hours in 50 different aircraft.

Professional Affiliations:
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society
Member of Society of Experimental Test Pilots

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