Mike Stevens
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Stevens Mike

Summary of Qualifications  

Chief Test Pilot / Senior Test Pilot for major aircraft OEM. FAA Consultant DER Test Pilot (14 CFR Part

23). Extensive GA experience as an aerial applicator, on demand and scheduled charter pilot on floats wheels and skis.   DER Flight Test Pilot at major aircraft manufacturer; FAA ATP Rating; Current FAA Class two Medical. Experience in over 60 Types of aircraft.   Type ratings in CE510, AV-L39, Cirrus Jet, Flying Time: 10000+ (>9500 PIC); Engineering Degrees including (BSAE and MSAE).


Professional Experience

Oct 1999 – Present                            Experimental Test Pilot

Chief Test Pilot & Director of Flight Test, Cirrus Aircraft, Duluth MN.

Manage a 6-pilot Flight Test Department charged with the development and certification tests of the SR2X and SF50 Aircraft.

Flight test DER responsibility with FAA.

Fly experimental flights to include performance, stability & control, and systems tests on the SR2X and SF50 aircraft.

Lead pilot during hazardous tests (high AOA, flutter, parachute system testing, ). Author of key test plans.

Advise Senior Engineering personnel on integration of aircraft systems.

Advise on test results and consults on data analysis.

Fly safety chase on test flights in the SR22 and L-39. Current / Qualified Safety Chase pilot

Perform production flight test of new SRX Aircraft. Broad exposure to all FAA certification issues.

Fly certification flights with CAA test pilots.

Advocate for customer acceptance / operator issues.

Support accident investigations, including depositions and expert witness functions.


Jan 1996 –September 1999                              Chief Engineer and Pilot

Chief Engineer and Pilot, Rans Aircraft Inc., Hays KS

Responsible for all engineering activities related to the design, manufacture, and production of industry leading experimental light aircraft. Conducted engineering developmental test, production acceptance, marketing and delivery flights as required.


Jan 1993-Aug 1996                            Aerospace Engineer,

Combat Mission Planning Software Test Engineer, Tybrin Corporation, Eglin AFB.

Represent pilot community during the development and testing of combat flight planning software tools. Validate mission planning software, user interface definition and aircraft performance model integration.


1991-1992                                        Ag Pilot

Aerial application with a Grumman Ag-Cat.


1987-1990                                         Bush Pilot

Air Sask Aviation, Laronge SK

On demand charter pilot for C-185, DHC-2/3, and C310 aircraft. Scheduled air service copilot PA-31

Medevac service copilot PA-31


1985-1987                                        Ag Pilot

Sinclair Aviation, Eston Sk.

Aerial application with a PA-25 and Callair B1



Master of Science Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor of Science Aeronautical Engineering (ERAU) Diploma of Aeronautical Engineering Technology (SAIT)

NTPS Performance and flying qualities 1&2 academics and flight.

NTPS 2 week short course NTPS systems courses NTPS OT&E course

NTPS upset and spin training courses

UTSI Icing short course

DER initial and recurrent

Advanced acro and spin courses in the Pitts S2B/Extra 300/ and SF211


Professional Memberships

Member: Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Member: Experimental Aircraft Association