My Qualification

EASA Category 2 Flight Test Rating for CS-27 and CS-29.

My professionalism is based on the qualification as an “Engineer” in Mechanical Engineering (EQF Level 6) with specialization in mechatronics, a comprehensive flight test training in Europe and the United States and more than 10 years of practical experience in flight tests on various types of helicopters.

Test pilot training

National Test Pilot School – 2018, USA

Reparto Sperimentale di Volo – 2012, Italy

Further training

Introduction to Systems Testing (National Test Pilot School 2024)

Professional Certificate in Aircraft Flight Test and Evaluation (International Test Pilots School – 2022-2024)

Performance & Flying Qualities Flight Testing (National Test Pilot School – 2021)

Automatic Flight Control System Flight Testing (National Test Pilot School – 2021)

Ratings, certificates and privileges for helicopter

Flight Validation Pilot (FVP)

Flight Examiner (FE), Type Rating Examiner (TRE) EC135/635

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Theory Credit

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

EASA Flight Test Category 2

Instrument Rating (IR)

Flight Instructor (FI) – Private Pilot License (PPL), Night, IR, EC135/635

Multi Crew Coordination IR (MCC/IR)

Night Rating

ICAO English/German Level 6

Flight experience

> 4300 flight hours on various types of helicopters

> 223 flight test hours

Practical flight experience on the following types of helicopters


Aérospatiale SA 319

Airbus Helicopters H135 (P1/T1 – P3/T3, P3H/T3H)

Agusta Bell 206

Bell OH 58

MBB BO 105

Bell 429


Airbus Helicopters H145 (BK117 C2/D2)

Agusta A 129 Mangusta

Agusta Bell 212 & 412

Agusta Westland AW 139

Aérospatiale AS 332 L1


Military and commercial helicopter flight training

Flight Validation Pilot (FVP)

Fast-Roping, Rappelling, Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction

Flight Test Pilot Category 2

Formation Flight

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

Helicopter External Sling Load Operations (HESLO)

Helicopter Hoist Operations (HHO)

Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) Day and Night (NVG)

Human External Cargo (HEC)

IR(H) – Radio-/GPS-Navigation (PBN)

Low-level Flight

Maintenance Test Pilot

Night Vision Goggles (NVG)

Off-airfield/Mountain/High-Mountain Landings

Flying career

ÖAMTC Flugrettung – April 2017 to today

Österreichisches Bundesheer – January 2003 to March 2017


Master of Business Administration – Aviation Management (Donau-Universität Krems)

A-levels: Subject area – Mechatronics (Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Steyr)