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Matt WardOffline

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About me

I am...


Helicopter Test Pilot

User Experience Expert

Beekeeper

I love perfecting the details of life, applying creativity and rationality to everything I do. I deconstruct and rebuild ideas & systems to push innovation. Highly curious and always up for an intellectual challenge, I see things from many different angles, using my creativity to plan for unforeseen possibilities. I then use these ideas wherever they’re needed to hack anything life throws my way.

Experience & achievements

Test Pilot

12 years working full time for QinetiQ plc, conducting complex helicopter flight trials globally in support of UK defence. Also, teaching all aspects of flight test theory and practical techniques to multinational aircrew at ETPS, 1 of only 5 recognised test pilot schools in the world.

Test Aircrew Transformation

Pioneered the integration of the Airbus H125 into the QinetiQ Flying Organisation, creating new ETPS syllabus modules by exploring the helicopter's envelope and analysing the results. The project went from first flight to fully integrated in less than a year - with no safety setbacks.

My top skills

Inquisitive, innovative and attention to detail

Valuing innovation and effectiveness more than just about any other quality, I thrive on turning complex problems into actionable strategies.
Human Factors in aviation
Assessing & Managing Risk
Systems analysis
MS Office|Photoshop|InDesign|LR
Product Test, Trials & Development
Project Management

About me

I am...


Helicopter Test Pilot

User Experience Expert

Beekeeper

I love perfecting the details of life, applying creativity and rationality to everything I do. I deconstruct and rebuild ideas & systems to push innovation. Highly curious and always up for an intellectual challenge, I see things from many different angles, using my creativity to plan for unforeseen possibilities. I then use these ideas wherever they’re needed to hack anything life throws my way.

What I am available for

Open to provide mentorship
Open to be mentored
Open to new projects
Provides freelancing services
Open to advise companies
Interested in permanent opportunities

Friends

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Andrew Wainstein
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Ella Bernie
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Lucy Warman
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Damien
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Regina Dundelova
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Ciaran Walsh
@ciaran_walsh_13
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Henry Legg
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Jesus Iniesta
@jesus-iniesta
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steven reader
@steven-s-reader-8

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