Eric E. Fiore
Experimental Test Pilot
Experimental Test Pilot - Bombardier Aerospace
Experimental Test Pilot on high performance jet prototype airliners.
Project Pilot on Canadair RegionalJet Series 700 experimental, developmental, and certification flight test programs. Responsible for planning and conducting FADEC engine envelope expantion,
all weather icing trials, hot and cold environmental tests, powered flight control, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and hydraulic system tests.
Supporting Experimental Test Pilot on Canadair RegionalJet Series 200 Heads-Up Guidance System and Challenger experimental Fly-By-Wire technology demonstrator.
Engineering Test Pilot - Cessna Aircraft Company
Engineering Test Pilot on high performance jet prototypes, FAA Designated Engineering Representative Flight Test Pilot (DER No. KC-627).
Project Pilot Citation Excel and Encore prototypes performing developmental and certification flight tests for handling qualities and performance including stalls, envelope expansion, and flight control malfunctions. Additionally flew engine envelope, inflight icing, wheel brakes, AOA, avionics, mechanical, electrical, and environmental system flight tests. Principle author of Excel and Encore Airplane Flight Manuals.
Project Pilot on US Army UC-35A. Performed all development and qualification flight tests. Project Pilot on RVSM program, Excel engine test bed, and Ultra Cat II ILS approach certification.
Engineering Copilot on Citation X developmental and certification flight tests performing FADEC engine envelope, digital autopilot, integrated avionics system, powered flight controls, inflight icing, and AOA systems. First pilot duties for mechanical, electrical, and environmental control systems, and function and reliability flight tests.
Engineering Copilot on JPATS developmental and certification flight tests for electronic fuel control, engine envelope, airload and maneuver load survey, EFIS/RMU avionics, inflight icing, ground water ingestion, cruise performance, lateral/directional and longitudinal maneuver stability. First pilot duties for aerobatics, spin, and missionization flight tests. Engineering demonstration pilot at USAF/USN JPATS flight eval.
Test Pilot - Fairchild Aircraft Incorporated
Metro III and 23 development and certification flight tests for Century 41 autopilot, power/anti-skid braking system, expanded fuselage, nose wheel steering, environmental control system, and stall improvement programs. DER Test Pilot Candidate, authored AFM Supplements and Pilot's Abbreviated Checklist.
USAF C-26B T&E including integrated EFIS/Flight Management System.
F-15 Fighter Pilot, Instructor Pilot - United States Air Force
F-15 four-ship flight lead on NATO all-weather air superiority missions. Awarded National Defense Service Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.
Test fired AIM-7 Sparrow against QF-100 drone in TAC Weapons System Evaluation Program. Flew functional test flights on F-15 and T-37 aircraft.
Awards and Publications: Tony LeVier Flight Test Safety Award from The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Herman R. Salmon Award from The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Published SAE Paper 971494 "Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums for General Aviation Aircraft"
Presented "Citation Excel Development" at the 42nd Symposium of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Received five Cessna Aircraft Company "Leading Edge Awards"
Received Fairchild Aircraft, Inc. "Ideas For Progress Award"
Education: Bachelor of Science - Aerospace Engineering: Summa Cum Laude
Parks College of Saint Louis University, GPA 3.861 out of 4.0, Dean's honor list all semesters
Bachelor of Science - Aircraft Maintenance Engineering: Summa Cum Laude
Parks College of Saint Louis University, GPA 3.835 out of 4.0, Dean's honor list all semesters
National Test Pilot School - Short Course in Flight Test Engineering
F-15 Operational Training Course
T-37 Pilot Instructor Training: Distinguished Graduate
USAF Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training: Distinguished Graduate
USAF Officer Training School: Distinguished Graduate
Aeronautical Experience: USAF Senior Pilot
First Pilot F-15, T-38, T-37
FAA Airline Transport Pilot
Type Rated CE750, CE650, CE560XL, CE525, CE500, SA227
Multi Engine, Single Engine, and Glider
FAA Certified Flight Instructor
FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
Total Flight Time: 6173 hours
Aircraft Types: 85 models
Pilot in Command: 5303 hours
Jet Aircraft: 3519 hours
Flight Test: 2210 hours
Professional Memberships: The Society of Experimental Test Pilots - 1997 Central Section Chairman
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Senior Member Flight Test Technical Committee