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Certification
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Kevin Strange

CFI - Test Pilot
Beaumont
Summary

Safety orientated professional flight instructor and test pilot. With almost 20 years and approximately 5800 hours of civilian and military flight experience, I am seeking opportunities to help shape and define future aviators and aircraft. Civil aviation experience is exclusive to General Aviation from Caravans to Cessna 120's. Military aviation experience is from large, weaponized UAVs such as the MQ-9 Reaper to small UAS in support of Army and Marine operations OCONUS.

Overview
11
11
Certifications
5
5
years of post-secondary education
19
19
years of professional experience
Work History

Certified Flight Instructor

NextGen Flight Academy
2020-09 - Current
  • Conducted private, commercial and instrument instruction
  • Conducted multi-engine and single engine instruction
  • Provided tailwheel, complex and high performance endorsements
  • Assisted instructors with challenging students, provided feedback and made suggestions for improvement
  • Developed lesson plans and conducted ground training modules, covering aircraft systems, including normal, abnormal and emergency operations

Flight Test Specialist

AEVEX Aerospace: Flight Operations
2020-05 - Current
  • SME For manned and unmanned flight test.
  • Review and execution of Flight Test Techniques.
  • Establish TTPs and Operational Procedures.
  • SME For manned and unmanned operations.
  • Write Technical Operating Handbooks and Checklists.
  • Develop flight operations that meet NextGen ATC certifications.
  • Flight test card/plan development and execution.
  • Meet customer specifications and testing requirements.
  • Test Pilot.
  • Fly test missions IAW established industrial practices and customer specifications.

Chief Pilot

Rapid Expeditionary Concepts
2019-04 - 2020-04
  • Develop Unmanned Flight Training in the NAS
  • SME for aircraft manned and unmanned operations
  • SME for aircraft manned and unmanned flight test
  • Develop flight test procedures and flight test cards
  • Development of technical manuals and checklists in support of integrated payload systems for both manned and unmanned aircraft
  • As the Chief Pilot I maintain a flight test pilot role in support of various manned and unmanned programs

Test Pilot

Remotely Piloted Solutions
2017-04 - 2019-04
  • Flight tests involve UAV aircraft for Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL – Wright Patterson AFB) development
  • Provided flight training on new components to various units
  • ISR flight duties CONUS and OCONUS in Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Additional duties include Tactics development, LRE and MCE instruction, advanced GCS transition training, and advanced MQ-9 transition training

Test Pilot

Unmanned Systems Incorporated
2010-10 - 2015-08
  • Predator, Reaper and Avenger flight instructor for USAF pilots
  • MQ-1B/C, MQ-9A, YQ-11 Supporting AFLCMC DET-3 412 OG Edwards Flight Test Squadron, MQ-1/9 and YQ-11 Developmental Test for USAF, USN, NASA and Other Government Agencies.

Instructor Pilot

General Atomics Inc.
2000-06 - 2010-10
  • Company Instructor Pilot
  • Qualified and experienced Operations Duty Officer Under DET 3
  • As the lead contract test pilot: designing and developing test plans and flight test cards for requirement-based aircraft design.
  • MQ-1A/B/C and MQ-9A OCONUS Flight Duties my primary roles were: Landing and Recovery Pilot and Mission Control Pilot for OCONUS and CONUS in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Functional Check pilot.
  • Test and Evaluation Instructor Pilot for Army, Air Force, Navy and Other Government Agencies.
  • Company Demonstration Pilot (Foreign and Domestic Customers).
  • Tactical and ISR mission pilot for various DOD customers.
  • Created instructional material and training syllabi for specific areas of ground and flight training.
  • Presented lectures and conducted discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids such as graphs, charts and slides.
  • Observed and evaluated students' work to determine progress, provide feedback and make suggestions for improvement.
Education

Bachelor of Science Microbiology

Mississippi State University
1993-08 - 1998-12

Certificate of Completion Flight Test

National Test Pilot School
2013-05 - 2013-06
Skills
Instructor
Program management
Technical manuals

Performance evaluation

Differentiated instruction

Curriculum Development

Verbal and written communication

Leadership

Relationship-Building

Planning and Coordination

Accomplishments

Airplane

  • PIC: 1027
  • ASEL: 966
  • AMEL: 47
  • ASES: 1.4
  • Night: 85
  • Complex: 233
  • Instrument: 218
  • Last 12 Months: 107
  • Turbojet: 10
  • Turboprop: 83

CFI Airplane

  • SEL: 240
  • MEL: 9
  • Instrument: 105
Certification

Private ASEL - 1993

Commercial ASEL - 1994

Instrument Airplane - 1997

Civil Air Patrol SAR - 2003

Commercial AMEL - 2007

CFI AMEL - 2008

CFI ASEL - 2008

Test Pilot - 2013

Part 107 UAS - 2017

CFI-I AMEL/ASEL - 2018

Commercial ASES - 2020

Affiliations
ORGANIZATIONS AOPA, Aeronautical Modeling Association, EAA, ASCAP
Timeline

Certified Flight Instructor

NextGen Flight Academy
2020-09 - Current

Flight Test Specialist

AEVEX Aerospace: Flight Operations
2020-05 - Current

Chief Pilot

Rapid Expeditionary Concepts
2019-04 - 2020-04

Test Pilot

Remotely Piloted Solutions
2017-04 - 2019-04

Certificate of Completion Flight Test

National Test Pilot School
2013-05 - 2013-06

Test Pilot

Unmanned Systems Incorporated
2010-10 - 2015-08

Instructor Pilot

General Atomics Inc.
2000-06 - 2010-10

Bachelor of Science Microbiology

Mississippi State University
1993-08 - 1998-12

Commercial ASES - 2020

CFI-I AMEL/ASEL - 2018

Part 107 UAS - 2017

Test Pilot - 2013

CFI ASEL - 2008

CFI AMEL - 2008

Commercial AMEL - 2007

Civil Air Patrol SAR - 2003

Instrument Airplane - 1997

Commercial ASEL - 1994

Private ASEL - 1993