James W Young III

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President and Chief Test Pilot

With over 35 years of aviation experience, Jim runs the flying side of the business. He is an Airline Transport Pilot Multi-engine Land and Rotorcraft Helicopter.  He has over 13,700 hours of flight time in everything from Piper Cubs to B-747’s, and R22s to UH60s.  He is type rated in the Be-300 King Air, B-737 (all models), B747-400, B-757, B-767, B-777, A-320, A-330, A-340, CL-604, DA-50, S70 and Gulfsteam G-II and G-III. He is a commercial Glider and Float Plane pilot, and a Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument and Multi Engine (CFII – MEI). He is an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Flight Test Pilot for both 14 CFR Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft, and is only one a very very select few who is dual rated and delegated as a 14 CFR Part 27 Helicopter Flight Test Pilot.  Additionally he is  DER 14 CFR Part 23 and Part 25 Flight Analyst. He is an Associate Fellow of the prestigious Society of Experimental Test Pilots – sitting on the membership committee and the editorial committee and SETP Foundation Board of Directors, a Quiet Birdman and an Eagle Scout. He volunteers his time and aircraft to fly for Angel Flight West, flying patients to Seattle’s premier cancer hospitals, and is an adult leader in the local Boy Scout troop

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