Frank Chapman

Frank Chapman

Flight-testing the A380, from first flight to certification

Frank Chapman served in the RAF, flying Phantoms and Harriers, for 9 years after graduating from St Catherine's, and then completed a test pilot course in France.  From 1990 to 1996 he was a test pilot first at Farnborough and then with the USAF, under an RAF exchange scheme.  From 1997-2003 he flew Airbuses for Monarch Airlines.  He was also Test Pilot and Senior Coach during this time. Since 2004 he has been an Experimental Test Pilot with Airbus at Toulouse.