Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Christian Worning 1957-

Chris Worning was born in Copenhagen,Denmark in 1957. He joined the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) in November 1976 for basic training at Vance AFB,Oklahoma,USA and graduated in August 1978. He joined the 730th Fighter Bomber Squadron at Skrystrup AFB flying the F-100D.

In October 1981 he attended the Danish Air Force Academy,returning to Skrydstrup in June 1984 for conversion to the F-16A/. He served in the 722th All Weather Fighter/Attack Sqn and completed the F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor training in 1986.

During 1987,he attended the Empire Test Pilots School at Boscombe Down and following graduation he was assigned to the Tactical Air Command,Denmark. There he was respnsible for all fixed wing test activities amd was F-16 project pilot for the RDAF. He completed varioos certification programmes on the F-16,F-35 Draken and Gulfstream III.

Chris Worning left the RDAF in March 1991 to join Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH in Oberpfaffenhofen,Germany as a Test Pilot. While at Dornier, he flew the Do228 and the Canadair Challneger. He participated in the entire test programme for the Do328 Regional airliner. In December 1995, he returned to military test flying when he joined the flight test department at European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) in Manching,Germany.

Since July 1998,he has served as EADS's Eurofighter Project Pilot in Germany. He currently flies the Eurofighter,F-4 Phantom,Tornado and Citation jets. He has flown more than 5000 hours in 43 different aircraft types. He is a fellow of SETP.