Demonstration Flights in Bhutan Authors
Van Chaney has almost 20 years of aircraft testing experience,
both as a test pilot and an aerospace engineer. A 737 and 757 pilot,
Van has worked at Boeing for seven years and conducts research in
the companys H-295 Helio Courier and Cessna 206. He is a member
of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and has authored several
Cruz is a performance engineer with five years of experience
in aerodynamics. Magaly was instrumental in developing takeoff procedures
for the Paro technical demonstration flights.
Buzz Nelson has flown more than 14,000 flight-hours during his
40-year aviation career. He is qualified on all models of the 737,
747, 757, 767, and 777 and has been involved in their development
and certification programs during his 30 years with Boeing. For
almost 10 years, Buzz was a member of the Society of Automotive
Engineers S-7 committee, which writes design practices for the handling
qualities of large commercial airplanes and flight deck designs.
Rohner is regional director of marketing for countries in the
Indian Ocean, Indian subcontinent, and Africa. In his 30 years at
Boeing, Allen has held technical analyst positions in aerodynamics
engineering, working on the 747, 767, and 777 programs in sales
and marketing support and product development. Allen was key in
facilitating and organizing the effort that made the technical demonstration
test flights in Bhutan happen.
Santos is director of international sales for countries in Asia
and Africa. During his 24-year career with Boeing, he has held engineering
and management positions in advanced engineering, marketing, sales
support engineering, marketing management, customer requirements,
and sales organizations. Miguel has bachelors and masters
degrees in aerospace engineering and an MBA.
Wilson, lead engineer, supports the sales of all Boeing airplane models by providing aerodynamic performance information.
During his 18 years with Boeing, James has worked in aerodynamics
on 747-400 certification, 747 and 767 fleet support, and 747, 767,
and 777 fuel mileage.