Steve Brandt is a 1990 Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a Graduate of the United States Navy Test Pilot School, and a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. A Current Instructor Pilot for the DoD, Steve has experience in flying 30+ aircraft types, instructor pilot experience in 6 different aircraft and over 2800 flight hours, primarily in single seat fighters. Additionally, Steve holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and a Boeing 747 type rating, having flight tested the Airborne Laser 747 aircraft. Steve earned his MS in Engineering Physics from the University of Texas, and taught aeronautics and flight test at the United States Air Force Academy. Most recently, he concluded his Air Force career as a flight and academic instructor at the United States Navy Test Pilot School, and currently teaches there as the chief instructor of the aircraft performance branch where he was recently selected as Instructor of the Year. Steve is a senior member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.