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)
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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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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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Marco Lotterio, Director of NFTI, Chief Technical Officer, P&FQ Instructor (FW)

marco webAcademic Qualifications
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pisa – Technical University of Munich.

Flight Experience
Flight test engineer for in-flight simulation and handling qualities evaluations in FW variable stability aircraft.

Flight Test Experience
Evaluation, aerodynamic parameter identification and envelope expansion of the M-346 Master.

Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Member, Society of Automotive Engineers


National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
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Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943
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Nigel Speedy, Head of Training, Chief Flight Instructor

nspeedy webAcademic Qualifications
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Australian Defense Force Academy
Master of Science (Flight Test Engineering), National Test Pilot School

Flight Qualifications
Over 6000 hours on 65 types
Australian ATPL (H) & CPL (A) with Instructor and Instrument Ratings
FAA CPL (ASEL, AMEL, Helicopter, Glider), CFI (ASEL, Helicopter, Glider), NVG PIC & CFI (ASEL, Helicopter)

Flight Test Experience
Distinguished Graduate USN Test Pilot School, Class 122
6 years rotary wing flight test at the Aircraft Research & Development Unit
Various S-70A-9 countermeasures programs
Acceptance of the first Australian produced Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)
Tiger ARH full flight and mission simulator test pilot
Completed and flown Vans RV-8 Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

 
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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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