Bruce “SELF” Wilder

Chief of Systems Academics

Flight Test Instructor, Professor


Bruce Wilder Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 04B

Flight Qualifications

FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
FAA Part 107 Licensed UAS Pilot
Over 1500 hrs in over 40 aircraft

Flight Test Experience

F-22A: Test Conductor or Director for over 2000 flight hours of Initial and Follow-on Testing Flying Qualities, Loads, Flutter, Vibro-Acoustics, Propulsion, tanker certification, climatic lab testing, RADAR, Electronic Warfare, Datalinks, Weapons, Low Observables, RVSM, Software Regression
TF-16 Program Office test planning and 250 hrs F-16 back seat FTE. Store certification and separation dynamic response. Mass Properties Engineering

Space Test Experience

4 years Tri-service Space Test Program
Experimental payload integration and test, space mission design
Mission Director – satellite first acquisition, early orbit checkout, and payload test

Space Test Experience

Chief Engineer – USAF Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS)
Flight Science Test Operations Lead – F-22 Combined Test Force
Project Flight Test Operations Lead – Lockheed-Martin ADP

Other Aviation Experience

Command Pilot – Angel Flight West Charity
Owner / Operator – Mooney M20J

Professional Affiliations

Member - Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943