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 8 years of practical experience in flight tests on various helicopters.

Test pilot training

National Test Pilot School – 2018, USA

Reparto Sperimentale di Volo – 2012, Italy

Further training

Flight Test Fundamentals (International Test Pilots School – 2023)

Avionics Systems Flight Tests (International Test Pilots School – 2023)

Rotary Wing Performance Flight Tests (International Test Pilots School – 2023)

Rotary Wing Flying Qualities Flight Tests (International Test Pilots School – 2022)

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

> 4200 flight hours on various types of helicopters

> 210 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


Airbus Helicopters H145 (BK117 C2/D2)

Agusta Bell 212 / 412

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)