Faculty Qualification and Experience

The NTPS employs a full time professional staff.  The full time staff is complimented by ten (10) part time academic and flight instructors.  All are highly experienced.  

Name

Specialty

Highest Degree

TPS Graduate

Years Flight Test Experience

Years TPS Teacher

Flying Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Lewis

TP

MS

yes

32

23

>8,300

Al Peterson

TP

ScD

yes

25

6

>4,000

Jim Brown

Tp

MS

yes

30

0

>8,900

Luca Campello

TP

MS

yes

9

2

>2,500

Bob McShea

FTE

BS

no

28

18

>1,375

Ed Solski

TP

BS

yes

23

16

>7,700

Mark Swaney

FTE MS yes 22 5 >5,200

Russ Stewart

TP

MS

yes

34

23

>8,700

Gabriele Di Francesco

FTE

PhD

yes

15

6

>1000

Patrick Hutcheson

FTE Engineer’s Degree / MSME yes 16 0

>800

Chuck Antonio

TP / Aeromedical MD no 31 18 >5,000

Nigel Speedy

TP MS yes 15 9 >5,500

Ilan Arush

FTE MS yes 21 5 >900

John Norton

TP MS no 5 5 >6,500

Rigel Hebmann

TP MSC yes 18 9 >5800

Marco Lotterio

FTE MS no 9 5 >140

Tom Dreilich

FTE MS yes 8 1 >175
Rob Horton FTE / UAV TP MS yes 28 2 >3900

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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
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