John Norton, OT&E Instructor

jnortonAcademic Qualifications
Master of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
Graduate of Flight Test Short Course, National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Over 6,000 hours in single engine & multiengine airplanes and gliders
ATP, CFII, Glider commercial pilot

 

Flight Test Experience
4 years as OT&E pilot in C-17 Combined Test Force; flew initial formation, airdrop, range/payload and LAPES tests; Hq/USAF manager for initial C-17 operations and requirements revisions; Test Director for C-17 Airdrop FOT&E, flight experience includes T-37, T-38, C-130, C-141, C-5, A-37, U-21, P-3, C-23, KC-135, C-17, and multiple single and multiengine light aircraft

Professional Affiliations
Air Force Association
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft 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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Russ Stewart, Test Pilot Instructor (FW)

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Academic Qualifications

ME, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BE, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USAF Test Pilot School, Distinguished Graduate, Class 74B

Flight Qualifications
Over 8000 hours total time in over 50 types of aircraft
A-10, F-4, A-37, T-33, F-101, 0-2A (combat tour), T-38, UV-18, C-130
Single and multi-engine, Commercial land, Glider, Instrument, CFI - SEL & MEL, CFII

Flight Test Experience
Flight Test Engineer, Tyndall AFB, FL
A-10 Join Test Force, Performance & Flying Qualities Test Pilot
Chief of Academics, USAF Test Pilot School
Peace Pearl CTF Director
Commander, Test Group, Hill AFB, UT
Chief of Safety, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

 
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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Mark Swaney, Systems Instructor

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Academic Qualifications

MS Systems Management
BS Aerospace Engineering
Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Naval Flight Officer F-14, FA-18, A-6, F-4, 2000+ hours
Naval Flight Instructor
FAA Certified Flight and Instrument Instructor
FAA Commercial & Instrument SEL &, MEL; 2500+ hours total pilot time

Flight Test Experience
F-14 Project Officer, Naval Air Test Center
F-14D/APG-71 Radar Development Officer, Pacific Missile Test Center
Commander Naval Test Wing Pacific
Vice Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

Professional Affiliations
Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter Officer
National Association of Flight Instructors
Aircraft 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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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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