Patrick Hutcheson, Flight Test Engineer Instructor

Pat Hutcheson WebAcademic Qualifications
BEng Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
MS Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School
Mechanical Engineer (Engineer’s Degree), United States Naval Postgraduate School
USN Test Pilot School, Class 139

Flight Qualifications
CFAA Commercial Pilot
FAA Certified Flight Instructor
Flight Test Engineer
900 hours in over 40 aircraft types

Flight Test Experience
17 years of experience in flight test at Canadian Air Force Flight Test Centre, Industry and NTPS
Flight Test Instructor, NTPS, Mojave, CA
CF-18 R2 - OFPs, Radar, Electronic Warfare and Weapons Integration
CF-18 Advanced Distributed Combat Training System
CF-18 Flight Management System
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 - 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
RMC Club of Canada
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association


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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Contact Info

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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