Patrick Kelleher

Position: 
Lead Rotary Wing Instructor
Callsign: 
Paddy
Total Hours: 
3100
Certifications: 
Commercial - ASEL, AMEL, Helicopter
CFI - ASE, AME, Helicopter
CFII - Airplane & Helicopter
FAA NVG Instructor
TOP SECRET - ACTIVE
Education: 
Master of Science, Aviation Systems Management - University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Gonzaga University Graduate
U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduate
Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course Graduate
Awards & Affiliations: 
Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (x2)
National Defense Service Medal
Navy Achievement Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal
Navy Commendation Medal (x2) Joint Service Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Instructor Specialties: 
Rotary Wing Performance & Flying Qualities
Operational Test and Evaluation
Night Vision Systems
Professional Spaceflight Certification
Developmental/Experimental Test and Evaluation
Helicopter Upset Recognition and Recovery Training (H-URRT)
Experience: 
LtCol, USMC (Retired)
5 Extended Overseas Deployments to include 2 extended shipboard deployments
Shipboard deployment to support the UN Forces withdrawal from Somalia
SH-60B Mid-Air Retrieval System Proof-of Concept Validation
S-70(C)M-1 Performance & Flying Qualities Testing
CH-53E and AH-1W Covert Flare Separation Testing
YMH-60K Low Airspeed/Critical Azimuth Testing
M/CH-53E Dynamic Interface, NVS & FLIR Testing
SH-60B/F & HH-60H/J Dynamic Interface, NVG & ASW Testing