AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING / FLIGHT TEST: Advanced degree and experience in all areas of flight test development and engineering management.  Extensive expertise in the full spectrum of engineering flight test, from design concept to final flight evaluation.

MOVIE STUNT FLYING: Acrobatic pilot qualified in numerous fighter type high performance aircraft with camera systems providing high screen dynamics.

AERIAL COORDINATOR qualified in the full spectrum of 2nd unit flight film production: concept, planning, development, execution, and evaluation of the shot.


BEAR AIRCRAFT, LLC  President & CEO                                                                       

1998 – Present

Bear Aerospace, a public company, formed by combining Bearcraft Aviation and Bearcraft Aero Systems, is an aircraft development company for sport, acrobatic and amphibious aircraft, and a manufacturing and distribution company for both metal and composite aircraft.  Presently in the process of designing FAA certified jet corporate aircraft in Poland and China, as well as building a WWII design all metal sport acrobatic aircraft in Russia.  Patented manufacturing techniques speed development of general aviation jet corporate, jet amphibian, jet sport, jet trainer, and jet home-built aircraft.

Director of Flight Operations. Structured public company for marketing, public relations, advertising, distribution, sales of aircraft manufacturing efforts of Bear Aerospace and $2000 per pound satellite placement system.

Director of Flight Operations / Director for International Operations of a public company introducing high altitude aircraft for cell phone transmission instead of using satellites or ground stations. Board of Director for Platforms International Corp 1999 – 2000.

BEDE JET CORPORATION. Director of Flight Ops.
Chief Test Pilot BD-10 Jet Aircraft. 1993 - 1994
Flew 800 test, demonstration and airshow flights. As the only Test Pilot on the project, completed performance, handling qualities, stability & control, flutter, systems, and structural flight test requirements.

FIGHTER TECH. President, Stunt Pilot. 1991 - 1996
Acquired and managed jet aircraft for movie, commercials, flight test, or training. Race Pilot, Flight Test Pilot, and Project Manager on numerous WWII race plane projects, highly modified WWII race aircraft, new manufacture, prototype aircraft, and new composite aircraft.

LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT, "Skunk Works" Division.
Experimental Test Pilot. 1978 - 1994
Engineering Test Pilot team member for cockpit and system design reviews, aircraft design reviews, flight test, production test, production acceptance, and flight test reporting on F-22, F-117, U-2R, TR-1 programs and numerous other classified fighter aircraft projects.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Combat fighter Pilot
Test Pilot Lt Colonel 1966 - 1992
Combat tours: 163 combat missions in 1968-1969 at Korat RTAFB and Takhli RTAFB in F-105D Thunderchief fighter aircraft and 189 combat missions in 1970-1971 at Korat RTAFB in F-4E Phantom fighter aircraft for a US and world record of 1, 172 hours of fighter combat time.

Air Force Test Pilot School Instructor, teaching stability & control, spin theory, weapons system integration, human factors, qualitative aircraft analysis, and experimental aircraft dynamics and handling.
Reports and Analysis Branch Chief and Aggressor Pilot at the Pacific Air Forces Combat Sage Top Gun live firing test and evaluation facility in the Philippines.

------------------------- AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS ---------------------
Living Legend Award

Air Force Decorations == Three Distinguished Flying Crosses; Air Force Meritorious Service Medal; Twenty-five Air Combat Medals; Air Force Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Ribbon; Combat Ready Medal; Seven Vietnam Service Medals; Vietnam RV Camp Medal

Distinguished Graduate of all Air Force flying schools == Undergraduate Pilot Training; F-105 Upgrade Pilot Training; Top Gun; USAF Test Pilot School; F-4 Upgrade Pilot Training; Combat Stage

Civilian Flight Awards == Congressional Civilian National Aviators Award; California State Appreciation Medal; 2002 Pulitzer Trophy from the National Aeronautics Association; Thompson Trophy for 2003 for Reno Air Race speed record flight of 512.164 miles per hour; Thompson Trophy for 2004 for highest speed at 2004 Reno Air Races.

Air Race Awards == Gold Winner of 1981, 1984, 2000, 2002 and 2003 Reno Unlimited Air Races; Gold Winner of 1984 Canadian Unlimited International Air Race and Nellis 2002 and 2003 Air Race; 1981, 2002, and 2003 World Closed Course Speed Record for reciprocating propeller driven aircraft; World Unlimited closed course qualifying record of 450.085 miles per hour in 1981 and 497.787 in 2002; World Unlimited closed course lap record of 512.164 miles per hour in Dago Red in 2003; World Unlimited closed course race record of 506.509 miles per hour in 2003 in Dago Red race plane; 2002 Pulitzer Trophy from the National Aeronautics Association; Thompson Trophy for Dago Red speed record flight of 512.164 miles per hour, and Thompson Trophy in Dago Red for highest speed at 2004 Reno Races.

------------------------------------ MOVIE & TV WORK ----------------------------

COMMERCIALS: “DEFECTOR”commercial stunt pilot flying F-86 jet fighter. I-WORKS aerial portraying the 1st, 2nd, Korean, Viet, and future fighter aircraft. "HONDA” Stunt Pilot flying a L-39 Jet Fighter, ”HEART OF AMERICA" Aerial Coordinator, Airshow F-86 jet acrobatics. "BEDE-10 JET" Stunt Pilot, Coordinator, Photography Assistant. "GENUINE DRAFT MILLER BEER" Stunt Pilot, Aerial Coordinator, RSA, USA, Inc. "CHUCK YEAGER PEPSI" Pilot, Aerial Coordinator. "COLOR TILE" Stunt Pilot, Aerial Coordinator. "COLOR TILE II" Stunt Pilot, Aerial Coordinator, Photography Assistant. "U-2 TODAY" Test Pilot, Aerial Coordinator. "RED KNIGHT AIRSHOW" flying sequence Pilot. "SKYFIRE" Race Pilot, Flight Coordinator. "SHOWDAY VNY" Race Pilot, Flight Coordinator.

MOVIES: "HOT SHOTS" Aerial Coordinator, Stunt Pilot, all aerial photography flying stunts. "MISSION OF THE SHARK" Aerial Coordinator. "FIREBIRDS" Stunt Pilot,, Consultant. "B.O.R.N" Executive Producer, Stunt Pilot, Aerial Coordinator. "NAVY SEALS" Aerial Advisor. "DEAL OF THE CENTURY" Technical Advisor. "THE RIGHT STUFF" Pilot, Flight Stunt.

TV SERIES: MTV’s series “Senseless Acts of Video” Stunt pilot flying L-39 jet. Ejection from rear cockpit. Developed system for ejection of crew. “BEYOND BELIEF” Aerial Coordinator and Stunt Pilot. "HARDCOPY", John Denver, Travolta flights. A&E "FIRST FLIGHTS" Neil Armstrong flights. "DISCOVERY" BD-10 Test. "SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN" Opening Credit T-33 jet Out of Control maneuver.

STUNT FLYING: Many, many over the years.

------------------------------ KEY SUCCESS FACTORS --------------------------

Communication; Interpersonal Skills;
Trouble Shooting; Consulting;
Problem Solving; Interacting;
Technical Knowledge; Dependability

----------------------------- LICENSES & DESIGNATIONS ------------------------

ATP FAA Pilot License # ATP 1678966;
Aerial Coordinator
FAA Acrobatic License, Level 1
FAA Approved Movie Manual

Jets: Gnat,F-86,T-33,T-37,T-38,Mig-15,Mig-17,
Propellor: All WWII Fighters and Reciprocating aircraft

------------------------------------- FLIGHT TIME-----------------------------------

Total Flight Time: Approximately 14000 hours in fighter types A-4, A-6, A-7, A-37, BD-5J, BD-10, F-4, RF-4, F-5, F-11, F-15, F-16, F-86, F-100, F-101, F-104, F-105, F-106, F-111, F-117, T-1, T-2, T-33, T-37, T-38, OV-1, O-2, OV-10, U-2, Casa, Draken J35, Fouga, Gnat T-1, L-29, L-39, Mig-15, Mig-17, Mig-21, Mig-23, Sepa jet, Soko, SU-27, Vampire, P-38, P-40, P-47, P-51, F-8, ME-109, Yak-3, Yak-8, Yak-11, Yak-50, Yak-55, Spitfire, Skyraider, Mosquito, Sea Fury, Corsair, T-6, T-28, T-41 (plus others). Racers - Rare Bear, Stilleto, Tsunami, Voodoo, Mr Awesome, Yak Attack, Jeannie 69, Healer, Platinum Plus, Risky Business, MOF Bearcat, P51-B Believer, Dago Red, VooDo, Blind Mans Bluff, Critical Mass, Wild Wind, Sumptin Else, Jeannie II.

-------------------------------------- EDUCATION ---------------------------------

MS from Univ. of Southern California in Aeronautical Engineering/Systems Management.
BS from North Dakota State Univ. in Aeronautical Engineering.

-------------------------------------ASSOCIATIONS -------------------------------

Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, the Air Force Association, the Unlimited Air Racing Division, the National Air Racing Group, the Air Racing Unlimited Organization, National Aeronautics Association, Pi Tau Sigma scholastic fraternity, Commemorative Air Force, Theta Chi social fraternity, Rocky Peak church, and numerous community groups. Sport flying, dog-fighting, family activities, jogging, horseback, tennis and traveling. Husband to Keri Dede Holm, superhero of the planet, and Father to Jeffrey Sky Holm, cadet at Kings Points Academy, New York City, and to Ashley Brooke Holm, better known as Afterburner (abr. of AB), a wonderful young lady and an excellent student at Calabasas High.

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