David "Doc" Nelson, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

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Academic Experience:
MS Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
USAF Fighter Weapons School, Class 86A
USAF Test Pilot School, Class 90B

Non-Academic Experience:
F-15C WSEP Live Fire Program Manager, 83 Fighter Weapons Squadron, Tyndall AFB
F-15 and F-16 Test Pilot, Chief of Fighter Branch, Test Ops, Edwards AFB
F-15 and AT-38 Test Pilot, Operations Officer, 586 Flight Test Squadron, Holloman AFB
F-22 Developmental and Operational Test Pilot, Deputy CTF Director, F-22 and F-15 Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner, 411 Test Squadron, Edwards AFB
F-35 Lead Test Pilot Ft Worth, Tx, Pax River, MD, and Edwards AFB, CA. F-35 instructor pilot and Flight examiner in F-35A, B and C. STOVL, Hi AOA, Engine air starts, Loads, Flutter, Mission systems, First Flight Pilot for AF variant.

Flight Qualifications:
FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multi-Engine Land.
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single-Engine Land,

FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Airplane Single
Engine Land, Instrument
6,000 + hours in 70 types.

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

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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Dr. AL Wins SETP Doolittle Award

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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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