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  • Pilot 50+years, experimental test pilot 11 years, 7000 hours, 99 types flown.
  • Chief Navy test pilot for the F/A-18 Full Scale Development Program.
  • General aviation & corporate pilot 25 years, Commercial, SE, ME, Instrument rated.
  • Industry Advanced Design & Research Project (X-53) Manager, 15 years.
  • 27 years active duty USMC, Colonel (0-6), Director U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
  • 13 years case experience in 40+ cases.

Services to Attorneys and Industry:

  • Aircraft accident cause & reconstruction
  • Litigation support flight test
  • Case development consultation
  • Aviation Expert Witness

Areas of Expertise:

NTSB Report analysis, accident investigation and reconstruction, aeronautical judgement, aircraft system failure analysis, avionics failure, aircraft maintenance and product liability, flight dynamics, airmanship, airworthiness, aviation codes and standards, flight testing, digital and mechanical flight controls, electronic (glass) cockpits, pilot training, airport development, homebuilt aircraft flight testing and test plans, military aircraft accidents and mishaps, weather factors.

Associated Areas of Expertise:

FAA Regulations applicability, air traffic control procedures, human factors engineering, helicopters.

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Test Pilot School F/A-18B

A Pair of F/A-18s in Close Formation

The Lancair 390 Built and Still Flown by Pete Field

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