ITPS Announces Billie Flynn as Vice President Technology & Strategic Development
ITPS is pleased to announce that Billie Flynn has been appointed Vice President Technology & Strategic Development. Since joining us over a year ago Billie has made excellent contributions to our projects, curricula and instruction. As a 5th Gen Fighter Subject Matter Expert he is providing essential advice and guidance on the development and services at the International Test Pilots School and the International Tactical Training Centre (ITTC).
His experience flying the world’s most advanced 5th Gen fighter is being leveraged to develop a 5th Gen Technology Roadmap to ensure that the ITPS/ITTC 5th Gen platform and curriculum prepare fighter pilots and test pilot students for advanced fighter aircraft.
Billie will support the development, testing, and introduction to service of the ITPS 5th Generation Surrogate Training Aircraft (5STA) and Advanced Controls Evaluator L-39 (FBW, VSS aircraft) and fulfil a business development role leading key initiatives for the test pilot school. He will continue to provide insight and mentorship to students on modern combat aircraft flight testing and flight test safety.
On the tactical side, Billie will advise on technology and curriculum development for ITTC programmes, delivered domestically and worldwide, to reflect the necessary advancements to properly equip today’s fighter pilot trainees for tomorrow’s service fighter aircraft.
Billie is a former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and test pilot. Billie’s over thirty-year flight test career includes stints at Edwards AFB testing fighter aircraft, DASA (now Airbus, Manching) testing Eurofighter and at Lockheed Martin testing the F-35. He retired from Lockheed Martin as Senior F-35 Test Pilot and Fellow after a long and stellar career evaluating all variants of the F-35 and extensive F-16 testing. Billie is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
When asked about his new role at ITPS, Billie commented, “I am excited to support ITPS as it grows and leverages technology advancements to provide world-class instruction for future test pilots and flight test engineers. The future looks very bright indeed for ITPS.”