Allen L. (AL) Peterson, President/CEO, EASA Accountable Manager, Test Pilot Instructor (RW/FW)

apetersonAcademic 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
4500+ 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
Vice President; Marketing, Business Development, and Export Compliance, NTPS
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
Associate Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Association of Graduates – United States Military Academy

 

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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James E. Brown III, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Test Pilot Instructor (FW)

jbrownAcademic Qualifications
BS Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute
MS Management, Troy State University
USAF Test Pilot School, 86A

Flight Qualifications
Airline Transport Pilot, MEL
Commercial Privileges and CFI, SEL, SES
Over 9,600 hours in 141 different aircraft

Flight Test Experience
A-7D - Electronic Warfare
F-15 A/B/C/D - Software, Radar and Weapons Integration
F-15E Initial Development – Avionics, Weapons Systems, Propulsion
Classified Prototypes – Avionics, Weapons, Electronic Warfare, Countermeasures
F-117A Follow-on Testing - OFP Development, Avionics Integration, Loads, Weapons, Systems Effectiveness (Stealth)
F-22A Initial and Follow-on Testing - Envelope Expansion, Performance and Flying Qualities, Loads, Flutter, Propulsion, Avionics, Software, Weapons, Electronic Warfare, Systems Effectiveness (Stealth), Production Acceptance

Management Experience
Chief Test Pilot F-117A – Lockheed Martin
Chief Test Pilot F-22A – Lockheed Martin
Chief of Flight Operations – Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Professional Affiliations
Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Daedalians


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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Patrick J Garman, Chief Marketing Officer, Test Pilot (RW/FW)

apetersonAcademic Qualifications
Masters of Business Administration, Salve Regina
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
2400+ hours in over 40 different RW/FW aircraft.
300+ combat hours in AH-64A
Numerous NVG, NVS, Avionics, and Weapons Systems

Flight Test Experience
Experimental Test Pilot, US Army Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate, Edwards AFB
Many test programs on various platforms including AH-64, UH-60A, UH-60Q, MH-60K, AH-1.

Prior Management Experience
Senior Vice President Operations: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Vice President Corporate Programs, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Project Manager for Longbow Apache Attack Helicopter; US Army PEO Aviation
Department of the Army System Coordinator, US Army Staff, Pentagon
Commander, AH-64D Remote Training Company, Mesa, AZ
Commander; Apache Attack Helicopter Company, Ft. Hood, TX

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

 

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA  93502-0658  USA
Phone: 775-379-2276
Fax: 661-824-2943
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Ilan Arush, Chief Academic Officer, 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


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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NTPS News

NTPS Graduate Makes First Flight

On 30 August 2019, NTPS Graduate Damian Hischier flew the first public manned demonstration of an EVTOL in aviation history, which makes him the first official test pilot of EVTOL aircraft. Continue to the full press release. Read more

Job Available - Flight Test Engineer Ins…

Position Title: Flight Test Engineer Instructor. Worksite: Mojave Air and Space Port, CA. Come and join the Worlds Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and we are looking to... Read more

NTPS Alumni Support HH-60W First Flight

On May 17th 2019, the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) achieved first flight with support from NTPS alumni. Alumni pictured below from left to right; John Biscaino (Test Pilot), Lester Ingham (FTE), Kyrilian Dyer (FTE) and Bob Arsenault (Test Pilot)... Read more

NTPS President inducted as SETP Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. AL on this high honor.  Here is the Fellow write-up from the event: Dr. Allen L. “AL” Peterson is the President and CEO of the National Test Pilot School. Graduating from West Point, Al flew Attack helicopters operationally... 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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