"Technical complexity is fascinating – how all the bits affect the whole. Two decades of professional experience on three continents, three decades as a pilot are the basis for our creativity"
"Mastering challenges, developing individual solutions without losing sight of the target. That's what I love doing! Bring in my own experience, adjust to a changing environment and utilize state-of-the-art tools."
"The possibility to work in all different subsystems of an aircraft, from wing to washer, then seeing and treating it as a whole, is what excites me most in this profession.
Being part of – and enjoying – every step in the design of an aircraft."
"This job makes the whole process of an aircraft design happen in front of my eyes. I could not ask for more.
Shaping the smart structure and optimizing it, this is what it takes to have a cutting edge design."
Rubén Harms Garcia
"The fascination of aircraft is what drives me. Creative realization from the first drawing to the finished product: this is where my strengths lie."
"The smallest stringer needs the same dedication as the main spar. The multitude of interesting and important small jobs to make an aircraft safe to fly is one of the most fascinating perculiarities of this profession."
Experimental test pilot, test pilot license / TB 1, flight test, aircraft certification, Empire Test Pilot School Boscombe Down.
AD&C related activities: - Compliance verification engineer, all disciplines - Test pilot
"To understand the physics of a technical solution and provide reliable numerical models to optimize it, this is my day to day challenge.
Follow all the steps of the creation of a part, from the first hand made sketch to its final assembly, is very exciting"
"I never get tired of looking at a product, holding it in my hands, observing it in action, after having helped shape it, having seen it develop on screen.
Fullfilling the requirements while still retaining flexibility, and allowing room for creativity."