Capt. Robert Stoney, USN (ret).
A retired Naval Aviator and former Commanding Officer of the United States Naval Test Pilot School, Bob is currently serving as a Test Pilot for the FAA’s Wichita Aircraft Certification Office where he has been a project pilot for the certification of the Hawker Horizon, Cessna’s Sovereign and CJ-3, the Garmin G1000 Avionics suite and numerous other programs.
Bob’s previous flight experience includes 22 years as a Naval Aviator and Test Pilot, including tours as the Chief Flight Instructor and Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, where he was qualified to instruct in every fixed-wing aircraft from gliders, to tail-draggers, to fast jets and the P-3 Orion.
achieved a Master’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Aeronautical Engineering.
has accumulated 6500 flight hours in over 150 different models and holds FAA Airline Transport (with 7 type ratings), glider and seaplane ratings.
Bob’s personal interests include sailing, soaring, and coaching.
has flown the Fouga Magister, L-39, and several other Classic Jets.
He is a Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.