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
Commercial Pilot, SEL, Instrument
Flight Test Engineer
Over 800 hours in 38 aircraft

Flight Test Experience
16 years of experience in flight test from Canadian Air Force Flight Test Centre and Industry
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
Project Management Professional (PMP, pending), Project Management Institute
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association


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Red Bulletin Double Feature: THE PILOTS

Red Bulletin Double Feature: THE PILOTS

A second Red Bulletin magazine article titled "THE PILOTS" features the outstanding instructor and student pilots of the National Test Pilot School. Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

NTPS Featured in Red Bulletin Magazine

NTPS Featured in Red Bulletin Magazine

NTPS, COO & Test Pilot Instructor Jim "JB" Brown, and Professional Course student Marco Lisi featured in The Red Bulletin magazine article "NERVES OF STEEL: MOJAVE DESERT TEST PILOTS" Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

NTPS Featured in Kitplane Magazine

NTPS Featured in Kitplane Magazine

A kitplanes.com magazine feature of the National Test Pilot School, by Elliot Seguin. Click on the images below to read Parts 1&2. Read more

NTPS in Vertical Magazine

NTPS in Vertical Magazine

National Test Pilot School is EASA certifed The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) in Mojave, California, as the first Part-ORA approved training organization (ATO) for Part-FCL flight test training. This means NTPS 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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