2013/2014 SETP PRESIDENT
KEVIN PROSSER (AF)
Kevin Prosser presently serves as Senior Test Pilot for the Calspan Corporation flying the Vista NF-16D and variable stability Learjets. He is a former Air Force Test Pilot with over 20 years of experience and 5200 hours flight time in F-15, F-16, and F-22 series aircraft, among others.
Kevin Prosser holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and a BS in Law, an MS in aeronautical science, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern California University School of Law.
Kevin’s operational experience was in the F-15C serving with the 58th TFS Eglin AFB, FL and the 12th FS Kadena AB, Japan. He attended the USAF Test Pilot School class 95B and began his flight test career with the 416th Flight Test Squadron Edwards AFB, CA flying the F-16. While with the 416th, Kevin served as Flight Commander for Special Projects Flight, Flight Commander for Block 40/50 Avionics Flight, and as Assistant Operations Officer. He was the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) Test Pilot and served as project pilot for ground collision avoidance development and Joint Strike Fighter electric actuator risk reduction programs. From 1999 to 2003 Kevin served as Flying Qualities Branch Chief and Assistant Operations Officer at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School flying the F-16 and C-12 aircraft. From 2003 through 2006, Kevin Flew the F-22 with the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB and with DCMA Marietta. He flew two tank envelope expansion tests, AIM-120/AIM-9 missile separation tests, and was the project pilot for the EW2000 test program. Kevin retired in 2006 and returned to the Test Pilot School as a contractor Instructor Pilot.
Kevin has been the project pilot for two programs that were awarded Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Awards, two programs to receive the Tony Levier Flight Test Safety Awards, two programs to receive an Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurel, and one program that received the Collier Trophy. In 2012, he received the David Barnes Top Flight Instructor Award from the USAF Test Pilot School in 2011 and in 2013 received the Jack Northrup Award for best technical paper presented at the Society of Experimental Test Pilot (SETP) Symposium in San Diego CA.
Kevin is an associate Fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is this year’s President and also serves as a Director of the SETP Foundation. He has previously served as Vice Chairman of the West Coast Section and on the Board of Directors as TPS liaison, European & Southeast Section representative, Legal Officer, Vice President, and President Elect. He was the 2009 General Chairman of the San Diego Symposium and the Technical Session Chairman for the 2010 San Diego Symposium and the 2010 Anaheim symposium. Kevin has authored and presented technical papers at well over a dozen SETP symposia internationally and co-authored two chapters of the most recent version of the SETP Handbook for Experimental Flight Test.