John Norton

Adjunct OT&E Professor

 

John Norton

Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
Graduate of Flight Test Short Course, National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications

Over 6,000 hours in single engine & multiengine airplanes and gliders
ATP, CFII, Glider commercial pilot

Flight Test Experience

4 years as OT&E pilot in C-17 Combined Test Force; flew initial formation, airdrop, range/payload and LAPES tests; Hq/USAF manager for initial C-17 operations and requirements revisions; Test Director for C-17 Airdrop FOT&E, flight experience includes T-37, T-38, C-130, C-141, C-5, A-37, U-21, P-3, C-23, KC-135, C-17, and multiple single and multiengine light aircraft

Professional Affiliations

Air Force Association
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association


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

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