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Teaching on Airplane Control after Engine Failure, because the knowledge of controlling a multi-engine airplane after engine failure, as taught at Aeronautical Universities and Experimental Test Pilot Schools, is not passed on anymore to (airline) pilots since some 40 - 50 years ago, leading to a fatal accident almost every month.
Please check the Recent activities below, the Downloads page for papers and the Accidents page for accident reports.

  Advice and teaching on airplane flying qualities, performance and (experimental) flight-testing;
  Expertise for accident investigations and is available as expert witness;
  Aircraft accident investigation report reviews, please check the Downloads page and the Accidents page for samples;
  Writing manuals and checklists.
  Refer to the Services Page for more details.

Education and experience are presented below.  

Recent activities: the prevention of airplane accidents after engine failure.

Why do accidents after engine failure or while an engine is inoperative continue to happen on big and small multi-engine airplanes nearly every month? 
Because flight manuals, student pilot textbooks and training manuals inappropriately use paragraphs out of Aviation Regulations (Part 23 and 25) that are intended to be used for the design, certification and flight-test of airplanes but definitely not for their operational use.  This inappropriate use of Regulations results in deficient minimum control speed definitions and engine emergency procedures for pilots and hence, in inappropriate crew response to propulsion system malfunctions. 
Want to read more about this?  Please proceed to the Downloads page and/ or the Accidents page.  Or play this amateur video, but with highest level professional content, from YouTube:

A 42 min. video lecture, in which the real value of the minimum control speed airborne (VMCA) is explained as taught at all formal Test Pilot Schools and by most aeronautical universities. The included video clips of two fatal accidents were originally published by the NTSB and ATSB (EMB-120ER).
Discussed are VMCA and the flight-constraints that come with it, but that are regrettably not published (anymore) in Airplane Flight Manuals and pilot course books during the past 45 years.  The real cause of the two accidents is explained.  The deficient definitions of VMC(A) in most Airplane Flight Manuals are also reviewed.  Click here to start the video.

A 1.5 MB pdf file with slides and script used in this video can be downloaded here.

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Education and experience

  Graduated as Flight Test Engineer at the USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, CA (class 1985A).  Refer to the links page.
  Five years experience as Chief Experimental Flight Test of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (LtCol ret'd), responsible for experimental flight testing of all Air Force fixed wing and helicopter types, evaluation of new aircraft and aircraft systems and all operational aircraft manuals.
  Over 15 years of experience in performing and reporting on experimental flight tests with, and qualitative evaluations of, aircraft on subjects: performance, flying qualities, airborne systems, ergonomics of crew stations, airborne system software, etc.
  Contributed to design meetings and reviews for procurement, modification and certification, and to (experimental) flight testing of: 
  • Fixed wing aircraft: KDC-10, C-130, F27, F50, F60, PC-7, Gulfstream IV, A330, NF-5 and F-16;
  • Helicopters: BO-105, AB-412, AS-532 Cougar, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64A Apache and Alouette III;
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Sperwer.
  Participated in start-up of EADS-CASA A330 tanker program.
  Also experienced with light, very light and ultra light airplanes and gliders.
  Developed aircrew checklists and other flight operations related documentation.
  Evaluated flight operations support software.
  Participated in NATO Avionics and Navigation Systems Working Groups.
  Performed Quality Management System auditing (ISO 9001:2000) as both auditor and lead auditor (qualified by DNV).
  Reviewed aircraft accident investigation reports of accidents with C-130 Hercules, Saab SF-340, Nomad, Boeing 737 and 747, Piper PA 44-180, Beech C90, BN-2, Cessna 404, MU-2B, DC-10, EMB-120, etc., and wrote (supplemental) reports (please refer to the Accidents page).
  Provided aircraft expertise as expert witness in law suits in USA and NL.
  Received flight test training and flight test experience during the USAF TPS course (1985) in: T-38A, C-130H, F-5F, RF-4C, YF-4E, NC-131H, UH-1H, CH-136A, KC-135, Learjet, A-37B, P-3C, NC-141A, T-34C, DHC-2, DHC-6, Boeing 707, Boeing 737, KC-10A, T-39, T-43, S-3 and in simulators B-747, B-767, B-727, A-10.

Private flying experience:

  Private Pilot License (EU and US) and flying experience in: C-150, C-172, PA-18-135, T-67M, DV20, P92, Rallye 150T, SF28.
  Glider and Powered Glider Pilot, instructor and examiner in many different types.


Would you like to learn more about Test Pilot Schools? Please check the Links page.


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AvioConsult is registered under number 28091749-0000 at the Chamber of Commerce, The Netherlands.
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