Dennis "Roscoe" Rippy

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor


Dennis Rippy Academic Qualifications

Executive Masters of Business Administration, Naval Post Graduate School
Master of Science, Flight Test Engineering, USAF TPS/Air University
Aerospace Engineering, University of Tennessee

Flight Qualifications

FAA Airline Transport Pilot MEL and Instrument
FAA NH-T38 Type Rating
FAA Commercial SEL, Private Rotorcraft
F/A-18 Strike and Rescue Mission Commander
F/A-18 Night Vision Device Instructor
Aviation Safety Officer
Defense Acquisition Test and Evaluation Level III

Instructor Experience

F/A-18 Functional Check Pilot
F/A-18 NATOPS and Instrument Evaluator
F/A-18 Weapons Tactics Instructor
F/A-18 Night Vision Device Instructor
Crew Resource Management Instructor
Operational Risk Management Instructor

Flight Test Experience

Chief Test Pilot, Point Mugu Sea Test Range, NBVC Point Mugu, CA
Lead Exercise Planner and Senior Controller, Combined Force Command, Seoul Korea
Weapons Integrated Team Lead/Operations Officer/Test Pilot, VX-31, China Lake NAWS, CA
TAdvanced Systems and Weapons Test Pilot/Project Officer, VX-31, China Lake NAWS, CA

Professional Affiliations

Member – Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
Tailhook Association

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