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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NTPS Instructor Wins Northrop Award

Dr. Al Peterson, NTPS President/CEO and Jim Brown “JB”, VP/COO gave presentations at the Society of Experimental Test Pilots West Coast Symposium held in San Diego from March 12-13, 2020. JB’s paper titled: OBOGS Flight Test: How NOT to Conduct... Read more

NTPS ACCREDITED!!

On February 26th, 2020, NTPS made Flight Test Education History becoming the first and only test pilot school in the world to achieve Institutional Accreditation!  In addition to ABET Accreditation for our Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering Degree... Read more

NTPS Space Test Course!

Great article on the new NTPS Space Test Course recently held for the new US Space Force!   03.20.2020Story and Photo by Natalie Stanley 926th Wing/Public Affairs NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Reservists from the 14th Test Squadron took part in an... Read more

NTPS Instructor to Receive MBE

NTPS Instructor Andy Edgell has been selected to be appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order... 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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