This is the background of AeroPacific's chief consultant.
Pilot - United Air Lines
Pilot on A320 and Flight Engineer on B-727 for domestic and international routes. Line Check Airman and instructor for new flight engineers.
Member of United's Technical Steering Committee to analyze, develop, and test new technologies on fleet of company's aircraft.
Senior Experimental Test Pilot - Douglas Aircraft Company
Fleet Manager - MD-95 (B-717) Developed the training and pilot certification programs for the new aircraft.
Test Pilot MD-90/MD-80/MD-11 Conducted full complement of FAR 25 certification requirements for the MD-90. Testing included performance, flying qualities, and avionics. Specifically, high angle of attack/stall testing, flutter, performance braking and landing, engine-out performance (Vmca & Vmcg).
Instructor Pilot/Line Check Airman MD-80/90. Trained numerous pilots of customer airlines. Line Check Airman to train and evaluate pilots in line operations for EVA, Uni Air, Great China, U-Land (ROC) and China Northern Airlines (PRC).
Technical Support Pilot/Engineer MD-90/MD-80. Provided technical and operational support for initial and continuing flight operations for China Northern Airlines (PRC).
Instructor Test Pilot - USAF Test Pilot School
Academic and flight instructor. Provided flight instruction in the F-4, A-37, and T-38. Chief spin pilot, Chief of Flying Qualities Branch, and platform instructor for High Angle of Attack/Stall/Spin/Departure; and Takeoff and Landing Performance Testing courses.
Experimental Test Pilot - US Air Force, Edwards AFB
Conducted all phases of developmental testing on the T-46 Next Generation Trainer. Testing included flutter, structural loads, landing performance, avionics evaluation, braking, and operational assessments. Project test pilot on the F-4 AIM/ACES parachute ejection system.
F-15 Fighter Pilot - Kadena Air Base, Japan
Operational fighter pilot. Mission commander and Functional Check Pilot. Flight operations throughout the Far East.
Pilot - General Aviation
Fully participate in General Aviation. Part owner of Grumman AA5 Tiger. Qualified in Cessna 152/172/182; Piper Cherokee, Seneca; and Beechcraft Bonanza. Certificates include ATP, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine Land, and Single-Engine Land & Sea.