There’s so much that goes on behinds the scenes in the world. So many people that make it so we can just live our day to day lives without much interruption. One such major role is that of product tester. Nothing makes it into our world without somebody messing around with it out first. Did you put some oatmeal in the microwave this morning? Best believe that microwave was tested…and probably the oatmeal too. Some product testers take on much more bold jobs than oatmeal, and today’s guest is one of them. Shawn is an experimental test pilot. Planes and helicopters need testing just like anything else, and Shawn is the man to do it.
1:55 - What differentiates being an experimental test pilot?
5:40 - How much time do you actually spend flying?
7:50 - Specifics of testing.
9:20 - Discovering something outside your test parameters.
12:20 - Advanced testing vs. incremental testing.
13:50 - Dangerous experiences.
15:40 - The path to becoming an experimental test pilot
18:30 - The checklist.
19:00 - Performance.
20:15 - Stability.
20:55 - Handling Qualities.
31:20 - Human interface qualities.
22:40 - Systems.
23:35 - How being a test pilot has changed shawn.
24:40 - How advanced are the aircraft Shawn is working on?
28:35 - Advice for becoming a pilot.
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