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About me

I am a...
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.

Projects

Portfolio

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.

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 100%
Assessing & Managing Risk 90%
Systems analysis 80%
MS Office|Photoshop|InDesign|LR 95%
Product Test, Trials & Development 100%
Project Management 80%

About me

I am a...
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.

Networking

Open to be mentored

Open to new projects

Provides freelancing services

Open to advise companies

Interested in permanent opportunities

Friends

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Damien
@damiends
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Regina Dundelova
@reginadundelova-6
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Ciaran Walsh
@ciaran_walsh_13
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Henry Legg
@henrylegg
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Jesus Iniesta
@jesus-iniesta
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steven reader
@steven-s-reader-8
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Alex Pitt
@alex-pitt-7
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Bernice
@bernice

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