Ilan Arush: Professor; Chief of RW P&FQ Academics

iarush2Academic Qualifications
Master of Science in Industrial Management, Ben Gurion University
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology
US Navy Test Pilot School, Class 104

Flight Experience
Over 1,000 hours in fixed and rotary wing aircraft as a flight test engineer aircrew in many different aircraft including the following: H-500MD, AH-1S, AH-64, OH-58, UH-1N, CH-53D, UH-60, OH-6, SA-365., F-4, and the A-4

Flight Test Experience
21 years experience as Israeli AF flight test engineer and acquisition program manager
Chief UAV Section, Israeli Flight Test Center
Chief RW Section, Israeli Flight Test Center
Program Manager for CH-53 2000 modification program

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers


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Andrea Pingitore: Professor; Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor

 

 Andrea Pingitore

 

Academic Qualifications:

Masters Degree Strategic Sutudies ad International Security CA' Foscari University

Masters Degree International Srategic Mlitary Studies, La Sapienza University Rome

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Class 148.

Bachelor Degree International Political Science, Italian Naval Academy, Livorno Pisa Italy.

 

Flight Experience:

23 years of experience in the Italian Navy with multiple deployments for anti-terrorism and disaster relief operations

Over 2,200 Flight Hours in over 36 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, an AB-212. Many dynamic interface tests and aircraft system tests.

  

Professional Affiliations:

Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

 

National Test Pilot School
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Dennis "Roscoe" Rippy, Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Roscoe 


Academic Experience:

Executive Masters of Business Administration, Naval Post Graduate School

Master of Science, Flight Test Engineering, USAF TPS/Air University

Aerospace Engineering, University of Tennessee

 

Instructor Experience:

F/A-18 Functional Check Pilot

F/A-18 NATOPS and Instrument Evaluator

F/A-18 Weapons Tactics Instructor

F/A-18 Night Vision Device Instructor

Crew Resource Management Instructor

Operational Risk Management Instructor

 

Test Experience:

Chief Test Pilot, Point Mugu Sea Test Range, NBVC Point Mugu, CA

Lead Exercise Planner and Senior Controller, Combined Force Command, Seoul Korea

Weapons Integrated Team Lead/Operations Officer/Test Pilot, VX-31, China Lake NAWS, CA

Advanced Systems and Weapons Test Pilot/Project Officer, VX-31, China Lake NAWS, CA

 

Flight Qualifications:

FAA Airline Transport Pilot MEL and Instrument

FAA NH-T38 Type Rating

FAA Commercial SEL, Private Rotorcraft

F/A-18 Strike and Rescue Mission Commander

F/A-18 Night Vision Device Instructor

Aviation Safety Officer

Defense Acquisition Test and Evaluation Level III

 

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Tailhook Association

 

National Test Pilot School
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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)

 

National Test Pilot School
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Chuck Antonio: Adjunct Night Vision Systems Professor

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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