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

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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 with 4500+ hours in over 70 different RW/FW aircraft.
FAA Commercial Instrument Pilot RW/FW, Certified Flight Instructor RW/FW/NVG, EASA Flight Test Instructor.
Numerous NVG, NVS, Avionics Systems, and Weapons Systems Qualifications

Flight Test Experience
Over 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.
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

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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Gregory V. Lewis, Chief Academic Officer & Head of Training, Test Pilot Instructor (FW)

glewisAcademic Qualifications
BS/MS Aero Engineering, MIT
MS Engineering Management, Golden Gate University
USAF Test Pilot School, 77B

Flight Qualifications
Airline Transport Pilot and CFI Glider
Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot
FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Flight Test Pilot
Over 8200 hours in 111 different aircraft

Flight Test Experience
F-16 Propulsion Testing (F100, F110, J79), S&C, Loads
F-15 S/MTD Research Vehicle (thrust vectoring/reversing), Pilot Vehicle Interface
F-4 (rough runway tests, towed targets)
Air Tractor new engine/propeller testing
PAC 750XL development and civil certification, New Zealand

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


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, Chief Operations 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
Over 8,900 hours in 123 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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Ed Solski, Safety Manager, Test Pilot Instructor (FW)

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Academic Qualifications

BEng Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
USAF Test Pilot School
Canadian Forces Command and Staff College
 
Flight Qualifications
7700 hours in over 50 aircraft types
FAA Commercial and Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licenses
FAA CFI

Flight Test Experience
Canadian Exchange Test Pilot at US Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River on F-18 and F-4 aircraft
F-18 Test Pilot and Section Head at AETE, Cold Lake, Canada
Test Pilot for Singapore Technologies Aerospace for testing of RF-5E aircraft in Taiwan


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 Welcomes New Ship to the Fleet

On January 17, 2018, NTPS accepted delivery of it’s newest aircraft, a two-seat MiG-21UM. The aircraft was ferried, in seven flights, from Wilmington Delaware by NTPS Vice President/COO Jim “JB” Brown. The aircraft is a segment of an ongoing program... Read more

NTPS Celebrates Graduating Students

On December 15, 2017 the latest Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer graduates were honored in a formal ceremony. The graduates included year-long Professional Course and EASA Category 2 students. Also celebrated were graduates receiving their Masters Degrees. Shown from Left... Read more

Red Bulletin Double Feature: THE PILOTS

A second Red Bulletin magazine article titled "THE PILOTS" features the outstanding instructor and student pilots of the National Test Pilot School. Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

NTPS Featured in Red Bulletin Magazine

NTPS, COO & Test Pilot Instructor Jim "JB" Brown, and Professional Course student Marco Lisi featured in The Red Bulletin magazine article "NERVES OF STEEL: MOJAVE DESERT TEST PILOTS" Photo credit: Jim Krantz   Read more

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