Patrick Hutcheson, Flight Test Engineer Instructor

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Academic 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
FAA Commercial Pilot
FAA Certified Flight Instructor
Flight Test Engineer
More than 1000 hours in over 50 aircraft types

Flight Test Experience
19 years of experience in flight test at Canadian Air Force Flight Test Centre, in Industry and at 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
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

 

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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2021 FTE GA Program Opens

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application window for its Flight Test Engineer Graduate Assistant Scholarship Program (FTE GA). The roots of the NTPS FTE GA program go back to 2007, however... Read more

2021 FTE GA Program

Space? Flight Test? Jets? Airplanes? Helicopters? Are you a recent engineering graduate considering launching your career towards the sky? Would you like to apply your problem solving skills at the forefront of the flight test industry? Look no further, the National... Read more

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

NTPS Grad Sikorsky Senior Manager

Oleson Named Sikorsky Flight Test Engineering Senior Manager I am pleased to announce Robert (Duane) Oleson has accepted the role of Flight Test Engineering (FTE) Senior Manager, based in West Palm Beach, FL.  Duane will officially move into his new role... Read more

 

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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