Fabian Machado, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Academic Qualifications

B. S.  Aviation Science (Distinguished Grad), Brazilian Air Force Academy, Brazil

M.B.A. Public Administration, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 2009-2010

M.S. Military Science and Operational Art, Air University (USAF), Maxwell AFB, USA

 

Flight Qualifications

FAA Commercial Pilot

ANAC Airline Transport Pilot 

Over 3,200 hours in 40 different aircraft

 

Flight Test Experience

Over 8 years as fixed wing test pilot at the Brazilian Flight Test Institute performing testing and evaluation programs in various Air Force aircraft including: C-130H, F-5M, AMX, KC-390, E550 IX

Development Program Manager for Super Tucano

Acquisition Program Manager for Gripen NG

Flight Test Instructor Pilot, Brazilian Flight Test School

 

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

 

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Chuck Antonio, Night Vision Systems Instructor

cantonioAcademic Qualifications
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
BS Chemistry, Armstrong State College, Savannah GA
BS Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA
Graduate, US Navy Flight Surgeon School, NAS Pensacola FL

Flight Qualifications
Navy operational pilot (A-4, A-7), Combat/carrier experience (SE Asia)
Operational test pilot (F/A-18)
Corporate pilot (DHC-6, MU-2, C-421, C-402, C-310)
Commercial/Instrument SEL/MEL, Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
USN flight instructor T-2A,B,C; F-14A; F/A-18C,D (NVG)
4000+ hours flight time (2000+ military, 2000+ civilian, 200+ NVG)

Flight Test Experience
Chief Operational Test Director, VX-5, China Lake CA
F/A-18 Branch Operational Test Director, VX-5, China Lake CA
Flight Test Consultant for Industry, US Military and Federal Aviation Administration

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, Aerospace Medical Association
Member, International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots
Member, Society of US Navy Flight Surgeons
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


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David "Doc" Nelson, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

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Academic Experience:
MS Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
USAF Fighter Weapons School, Class 86A
USAF Test Pilot School, Class 90B

Non-Academic Experience:
F-15C WSEP Live Fire Program Manager, 83 Fighter Weapons Squadron, Tyndall AFB
F-15 and F-16 Test Pilot, Chief of Fighter Branch, Test Ops, Edwards AFB
F-15 and AT-38 Test Pilot, Operations Officer, 586 Flight Test Squadron, Holloman AFB
F-22 Developmental and Operational Test Pilot, Deputy CTF Director, F-22 and F-15 Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner, 411 Test Squadron, Edwards AFB
F-35 Lead Test Pilot Ft Worth, Tx, Pax River, MD, and Edwards AFB, CA. F-35 instructor pilot and Flight examiner in F-35A, B and C. STOVL, Hi AOA, Engine air starts, Loads, Flutter, Mission systems, First Flight Pilot for AF variant.

Flight Qualifications:
FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multi-Engine Land.
FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single-Engine Land,

FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Airplane Single
Engine Land, Instrument
6,000 + hours in 70 types.

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
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Phone: 661-824-2977
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Luca Campello, Compliance Monitoring Manager & Chief of Operations

lcampelloAcademic Qualifications
MA Political Science, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
MS Experimental Flight Test Engineering, I.S.A.E., Toulouse, France
MA Leadership and Strategic Analysis, University of Florence, Italy 
EPNER Test Pilot School, Class 2007-2008

Flight Qualifications
EASA Commercial Pilot
over 2,500 hours in 60 different aircraft

Flight Test Experience
Over 8 years as fixed wing test pilot at the Italian Flight Test center performing testing and evaluation programs in various Air Force aircraft including: Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado IDS, T-346A, KC-767A, (K)C-130J, C-27J.
Eurofighter Chief Project Pilot for the Italian Flight Test Center
Chief Test Pilot, Italian Flight Test Center
Flight Test Instructor, NTPS

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)


National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
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Tom Dreilich, Chief of Systems Academics

tdreilichAcademic Qualifications
Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering, National Test Pilot School, USA
Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical – First Class Honours), Australian Defence Force Academy
Aircraft Accident Investigator, University of Cranfield, UK
Rotary Wing Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Australian Defence Force

Flight Test Experience
Rotary Wing Flight Commander, Aircraft Research & Development Unit, Australia
Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer, Aircraft Research & Development Unit, Australia
Aircraft Stores and Weapon Design Engineer, RAAF Development and Test Wing, Australia
Various store clearance and weapon testing programs on ARH Tiger, MRH-90, CH-47D/F, S 70A-9 Black Hawk and S-70B-2 Sea Hawk aircraft.
Various test programs on ARH Tiger, MRH-90, CH-47D, S-70A-9 Black Hawk and Bell 206B Kiowa aircraft.

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers


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