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Philip “O.P.” Oppenheimer

Aerobatic / Air Combat Instructor

Instructor Qualifications:
FAA Certified Flight Instructor / Instrument Airplane Instructor
USAF Formal Course, Simulator and Platform Ground Instructor (A-10, A-37, F-16)
USDA / USDI Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) (Aerial Firefighting) Safety Liasion, Flight and Ground Operations Risk Management Instructor
FAA-Authorized Night Vision Goggle Instructor
F-16 Subject Matter Expert, Simulator Instructor, USAF Research Laboratory (AFRL)
A-37, F-16 Flight Examiner

Professional Pilot Experience and Certifications:
10,300 hours flight time in 40+ different aircraft
Airline Transport Pilots License, Single/Multi-Engine IFR
USDA/USDI SEAT Pilot (Level I) 2001-2015 (AT-802, AT-602, M18, Ayers Turbine Thrush (G10, T45, T660)
Tailwheel / Complex / High-Performance Certified
Corporate: BE400 / MU300 (Type Rated) + Citation XL, Citation X, TBM-750, Kingair 200 contract time
Authorized Experimental: CE-T37, DC-A4, DO-AJet, NH-T38
Extra-300L Owner (1500 hours)
Chief Pilot/Director of Flight Operations, Top Aces Corp (A-4, A-Jet)

Military Experience:
20 Years USAF (A-10, A-37, F-16)
F-16 Squadron Commander. Operations Officer, Flight Commander,
A-37 Wing Chief of Stan/Eval, Flight Commander
Flight Commander / Large Force Mission Commander during Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM (F-16). 28 combat missions / 136 combat hours.
Tactical Air Command (TAC) Flight Commander of the Year (1991)
12 th Air Force Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (1991)
US Senate-selected Joint Staff Officer (JSO) (US Central Command J3 Current OPs Staff Officer)
BTZ promotion to Lt Col
Selected for Rand Fellowship Senior Service School (2001)
Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College (in residence) (1994)
Distinguished Graduate, F-16 Training, MacDill AFB, FL / Air Force Association Professional Pilot Award (1987)
TAC and 9 th Air Force Aircrew of Distinction Award (Safety) (1986, 1984)

MA-, Military Studies (Air Warfare), American Military University
BS, Education, Curriculum and Instruction (Math, Physics), Texas A&M University