John Norton, OT&E Instructor

jnortonAcademic 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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Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943
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2021 FTE GA Program Opens

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2021 FTE GA Program

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Dr. AL Wins SETP Doolittle Award

On 25 September 2020, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots announced Dr. Allen L. (AL) Peterson as the recipient of the 2020 Doolittle Award. The James H. Doolittle award was established in 1966 to honor outstanding accomplishment in technical management... Read more

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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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