William Oefelein

Position: 
Fixed Wing Instructor
Callsign: 
Billy O
Total Hours: 
309 Space / 5,200 Flight
Certifications: 
CFI
CFII
MEII
ATP
FAA DER Test Pilot
Commercial Sea Plane
TOP SECRET—INACTIVE
Education: 
Master of Science, Aviation Systems - University of Tennessee Space Institute
Graduate - US Naval Test Pilot School
Graduate - US Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN)
Bachelor of Science, Honors, Electrical Engineering, Oregon State
Awards & Affiliations: 
NASA Spaceflight Medal
Antarctic Service Medal
Sea Service Ribbon
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Air Medal
Honored by the State of Alaska legislature as Alaska’s First Astronaut
Honored by Alaska Governor Murkowski for accomplishments and commitment to science
Winner 1993 McClaren Strike/Fighter Derby
Instructor Specialties: 
Fixed Wing Performance & Flying Qualities
Professional Spaceflight
Upset Recognition & Recovery
Certification
Operational Test and Evaluation
Radar
Night Vision Systems
Experience: 
Commander, USN (Retired)
NASA Instructor Astronaut
USN Test Pilot School Instructor