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Chuck Ellis Contributions to ITPS

May 23, 2021
Photo of Chuck Ellis in orange flight suit with airplane in the background.

ITPS would like to recognize Chuck Ellis’s contributions to our Graduate Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer courses. Chuck joined ITPS as a consultant instructor in late June 2020. Formerly the Chief Test Pilot Bombardier, where, he captained the first flights of the CSeries aircraft, the first flight of the CRJ-900 aircraft, Copilot, First flight of CRJ-1000 aircraft, Copilot, First flight of the CRJ-700.

He has won multiple awards, including the Iven C. Kincheloe Award 2017, Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy in 2017, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. He is a Fellow, Class of 2018, of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Physics), University of Saskatchewan and a MSc (Aviation Systems), University of Tennessee. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and is a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School Class 90B, having amassed over 9000 hours, in over 75 types. Chuck quoted:

“I am very excited to join the ITPS team. The depth of knowledge and breadth of experience of the ITPS team is truly impressive. I look forward to contributing to the success of ITPS and its students.”

Great having you on the team Chuck!