Bruce “SELF” Wilder

Chief of Systems Academics

Flight Test Instructor, Professor

 

Bruce Wilder Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 04B

Flight Qualifications

FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
FAA Part 107 Licensed UAS Pilot
Over 1500 hrs in over 40 aircraft

Flight Test Experience

F-22A: Test Conductor or Director for over 2000 flight hours of Initial and Follow-on Testing Flying Qualities, Loads, Flutter, Vibro-Acoustics, Propulsion, tanker certification, climatic lab testing, RADAR, Electronic Warfare, Datalinks, Weapons, Low Observables, RVSM, Software Regression
TF-16 Program Office test planning and 250 hrs F-16 back seat FTE. Store certification and separation dynamic response. Mass Properties Engineering

Space Test Experience

4 years Tri-service Space Test Program
Experimental payload integration and test, space mission design
Mission Director – satellite first acquisition, early orbit checkout, and payload test

Space Test Experience

Chief Engineer – USAF Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS)
Flight Science Test Operations Lead – F-22 Combined Test Force
Project Flight Test Operations Lead – Lockheed-Martin ADP

Other Aviation Experience

Command Pilot – Angel Flight West Charity
Owner / Operator – Mooney M20J

Professional Affiliations

Member - Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)


National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943
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Matteo Brambilla

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor, Professor

 

 

Academic Qualifications:

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Class 153
Master's Degree Strategic Studies ad International Security CA' Foscari University
Bachelor's Degree International Political Science, Italian Naval Academy, Livorno Pisa Italy

Flight Qualifications:

FAA CFI ASEL/AMEL
FAA Commercial Pilot ASEL/AMEL and Instrument
AV-8B II+ NVD Qualified
AV-8B II+ Carrier Qualified (DAY-NIGHT-NVG)
F35B Carrier Qualified
EASA Airline Transport Pilot – frozen (frozen ATPL)
EASA Commercial Pilot Airplane (CPL-A)
EASA Flight Test Rating – CAT 1

Flight Experience:

22 years of service in the Italian Navy, 15 of which as a Military Fighter/Attack pilot with multiple deployments in support of Air and Naval Operations
Over 1400 Flight Hours in 39 different aircraft. Military Fighter and Attack time on AV8B II+ and F-35B

Instructor Experience:

AV-8B II+ Instructor
AV-8B II+ Functional Check Pilot
F-35B Functional Check Pilot
Military Flight Test Instructor

Flight Test Experience:

Commanding Officer Italian Navy F-35B and AV-8B II Squadron during IT Navy OT&E on ITS Cavour
Test Pilot for the IT Navy on AV8B II+ and F-35B, actively employed during IT Navy OT&E on ITS Cavour
Experimental FW Test Pilot and FW Test Pilot Instructor, IT Air Force Air Test Center, Pratica di mare


National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943
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Adam Francki

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor, Professor

 

Adam Francki Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Science – Physics & Nanotechnology, Murdoch University
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechanical, University of South Australia
Master of Science – Flight Test Engineering, Air University
Master of Science – Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University
Graduate - United States Air Force Test Pilot School (USAF TPS), Class 17A

Flight Qualifications

Experimental Test Pilot – Fixed Wing
ICAO Air Transport Pilot License, Single/Multi-Engine Land Airplane
ICAO Flight Instructor Rating
FAA Air Transport Pilot, Single/Multi-Engine Land Airplane
FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Single/Multi-Engine Land Airplane
Over 4,400 flight hours in 49 aircraft types

Operational & Flight Test Experience

15 years in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Supervisory Captain on AP-3C Orion & P-8A Poseidon
USAF TPS – TMP, “Human optimization & performance enhancement in-flight via real-time bio-feedback”
EFB cockpit integration on various aircraft
P-8A Radar & EO Flight Test Programs
Lead Test Pilot for P-8A Search & Rescue stores ballistics modeling determination
Investigation of P-8A Takeoff Performance & Crosswind limit expansion
PC-9/PC-21 NVG Ground & Flight Test Programs
PC-21 tailplane buffet investigation and performance data collection program
Safety chase test pilot for the first flight of Boeing Loyal Wingman UAV

Professional Affiliations

Associate Member – Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

 

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: +1(661) 824-2977
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Andrea Pingitore

Safety Manager

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor, Professor

 

Andrea Pingitore Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Flight Test & Evaluation
Master's Degree in Public Administration Science
Master's Degree Strategic Studies ad International Security, CA' Foscari University Venezia
Master's Degree International Strategic Military Studies, La Sapienza University Rome Italy
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Class 148
Bachelor's Degree International Political Science, Italian Naval Academy, Livorno Pisa Italy

Flight Qualifications

Experimental Test Pilot – Rotary Wing
25 years of experience in the Italian Navy with multiple deployments for anti-terrorism and disaster relief operations
Over 2,500 Flight Hours in over 45 different aircraft.

Flight Test Experience

Commanding Officer Italian Navy Naval Test and Evaluation Center
Experimental Test Pilot Instructor, Italian Navy Test and Evaluation Center
Test Pilot on EH-101, SH-90/MH-90, AB-212. Many dynamic interface tests and aircraft system tests

Professional Affiliations

Member – Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

 
National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943
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Dr. Allen L. (AL) Peterson

Rotary Test Pilot Instructor, Adjunct Professor

 

Al Peterson Academic Qualifications

ScD Management of Engineering and Technology, NCU
MS Systems Management, University of Southern California
BS General Engineering, United States Military Academy
Engineering Test Pilot, United States Naval Test Pilot School
DOD Level III PM/T&E Certification, DSMC, DAU

Flight Qualifications

Master Army Aviator
5000+ hours in over 80 different RW/FW aircraft.
Certified Flight Instructor RW/FW/NVG
EASA Flight Test Instructor
FAA Commercial Pilot; Instrument RW/FW
Numerous NVG, NVS, Avionics, and Weapons Systems

Flight Test Experience

Flight Test Instructor, RW/FW, NTPS, Mojave, CA
Chief Test Pilot, US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Ft Eustis, VA
US Army Exchange Test Pilot to Her Majesty’s Forces, Boscombe Down UK
Experimental Test Pilot, US Army Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate, Edwards AFB
Developmental / Operational Test Pilot, US Army ADTA/AVNBD, Ft Rucker, AL
80+ test programs on various platforms including AH-64, UH-60, AH-1, OH-58, UH-1, FireHawk, Gazelle, Chinook, Lynx, Sea King, Wessex, Cessna 404, King Air, Shadow, and Fire Scout.

Prior Management Experience

President & CEO National Test Pilot School
Vice President; Program Support, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Director; UAV Programs, CNS Operations, Corporate Export Compliance, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Assistant Project Manager for Longbow Apache Fielding; US Army PEO Aviation
Project Manager; R&D Programs, US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate
Chief; Operations, US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate
Research & Development Coordinator; US Army Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate
Commander; Apache Attack Helicopter Troop, Ft. Hood, TX
Chief; Systems Test Branch, U.S. Army Aviation Board

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (Doolittle and Salmon Awards)
Life Member Association of Graduates – United States Military Academy
Life Member Society of Flight Test Engineers


National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
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