Gabriele Di Francesco, Chief of FW P&FQ Academics, Flight Test Engineer Instructor (FW)

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
12 years service in the Italian Air Force Flight Test Center.
Program Manager and Chief Project Engineer for numerous flight test activities.
Flight test consultant for various military certification projects.
Chief of the FW P&FQ section of the Italian Flight Test Center.
Head of the Flight Test Instrumentation Department of the Italian Flight Test Center.


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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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