Flight Research Completes Sale to Board of Directors

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Flight Research, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has acquired 100% ownership of the Flight Research Companies from previous owners Sean and Nadia Roberts.

Flight Research, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has acquired 100% ownership of the Flight Research Companies from previous owners Sean and Nadia Roberts.

Flight Research is a leading North American aerospace services company offering a variety of complete support services and management to aerospace companies from around the world. Flight Research offers a wide range of test aircraft and expertise in virtually all areas of test flight and maintains a large fleet of instrumented aircraft ranging from single engine reciprocating aircraft to supersonic fighters and helicopters. They offer calibrated pace and chase support aircraft to cover all speed ranges as well as a complete menu of maintenance and avionics services.

Company Chairman and CEO Mr. Bill Korner has extensive experience in the aerospace industry and business leadership. A highly decorated military aviator and retired Air Force Lt. Colonel he has an exceptional track record of broad based accomplishment and expertise in major business platforms as well as a passion for aviation and delivering exceptional quality and value to his clients.

Mr. Korner said, “The Board is very pleased to have acquired ownership of the Flight Research Companies and we look forward to working with the team to continue to build the brand as our customers’ preferred choice for aerospace services.

Since its founding in 1981, Flight Research continues to be very active in the flight test & aviation training.

FRI’s Loss of Control, Upset & Recovery, and High Altitude Stall Recovery courses are taught exclusively by former military flight instructors with many thousands of hours of experience. Additionally, some are former astronauts, test pilot school graduates and test pilot school instructors. Many have extensive military combat experience, and all are highly skilled and proficient.

We use a number of aircraft in our training which we can customize to the customer’s specific needs. These include the MB-326 jet trainer, the Sabreliner, the DHC1 Chipmunk, the T-67 Firefly and the NDN-IT Turbine Firecracker.

The course duration is 2 to 4 days depending on requirements and can be done over a weekend at our training facility in Mojave, CA.

We operate a fleet of more than 35 aircraft ranging from supersonic fighters to single & twin turbo aircraft, piston engine aircraft & helicopters. Our business focus is in three separate but interrelated areas: Advanced Flight Training; Flight Test; and Defense Contractor Services.

FRI’s staff has extensive experience in flight-testing new and modified aircraft. Our flight test services have included specialized single flights required by customers, to STC projects, to full FAA certification. FRI’s engineering staff includes:

Structures and aero elastic specialists
Instrumentation engineers
Avionics and systems engineers
Test pilots and flight test engineers

Many of our engineers are also FAA DER’s in their respective fields. Our maintenance team of experienced airframe and powerplant mechanics, avionics, electronics and instrumentation technicians, structure and sheet metal people very well complements our engineering staff. They all have extensive experience modifying and instrumenting aircraft for flight either on a one time or continuous basis.

Flight Research, Inc
1062 Flight Line, Hangar 161
Mojave CA 93501

661-824-4136 Phone
661-824-3403 Fax

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