Patrick Hutcheson, Professor; Flight Test Instructor

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Academic Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada (2025)
Mechanical Engineer (Engineer’s Degree), United States Naval Postgraduate School
MSc Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School
BEng Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
USN Test Pilot School, Class 139


Flight Qualifications
More than 1500 hours in over 50 aircraft types
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Single Engine, Airplane Multi-Engine
Flight Test Engineer


Flight Test Experience
20+ years of experience in flight test at the Canadian Air Force Flight Test Centre, within Industry and at NTPS.
Flight Test Instructor, NTPS, Mojave, CA
Flying Qualities Test Pilot, Mojave, CA
CF-18 R2 - OFPs, Radar, Electronic Warfare and Weapons Integration
CF-18 Advanced Distributed Combat Training System
CF-18 Flight Management System
Hellenic Navy Dash 8 Q400 Weaponization
Multiple Platforms - Advanced Weapons Integration
Pulse Detonation Engine – Development and Performance Testing


Management Experience
Integrated Test Force Commander - CF-18
Senior FTE - Fixed Wing Evaluations
Deputy Section Head - Fighter Evaluations
Chief of Staff - 4 Wing Headquarters
Senior Maintenance Manager & Divulged Engineering Authority - 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron
Manager, Graduate Assistant Program - NTPS


Professional Affiliations
Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)
Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (P.Eng.)
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)
Educator, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Life Member, Naval Postgraduate School Foundation (NPSF)
Life Member, RMC Club of Canada (RMCCC)
Owner and Pilot, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)


Publications
Tunable Mid-IR Sensing of a JP-10-Fueled Pulsed Detonation Engine, ICDERS
Simultaneous Mid-IR Measurement of Equivalence Ratio and Temperature in a JP-10-Fueled Pulsed Detonation Engine, AIAA
Design, Modeling and Evaluation of an Initiator Unit for a Split-Path JP-10/Air Pulse Detonation Combustor, AIAA
Design, Modeling and Performance of a Split Path JP-10/Air Pulse Detonation Engine, NPS
Investigation of Flow Field Properties on Detonation Initiation, JPC
Performance tests of NPS pulse detonation engine, ICPCD
50+ Experimental Flight Test Plans and Flight Test Reports

 

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FW Test Pilot Instructor Job Opening

Position: Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor   Location: National Test Pilot School, Mojave, CA   Come and join the World’s Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and the only Accredited Test... Read more

FTE Instructor Job Opening

Position: Flight Test Engineer Instructor   Location: National Test Pilot School, Mojave, CA   Come and join the World’s Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization, an EASA certified ATO, and the... Read more

Brown Named NTPS President

  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, NTPS President & CEO, Dr. Allen L. (AL) Peterson is pleased to announce that Mr. James E. (JB) Brown III has been selected as the next NTPS President effective 3 September 2021. As... Read more

RAeS Honors NTPS Instructor

NTPS Instructor Patrick Hutcheson Inducted into Royal Aeronautical Society The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that Patrick D Hutcheson has been conferred a fellowship in the Royal Aeronautical Society. A fellowship in the Royal Aeronautical Society is the... 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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