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PACO provides cutting-edge advanced flight test & evaluation, research & development, training, and demonstration pilot services to both military and civilian organizations. PACO also provides tailored aerospace and leadership consulting and training services for its customers. PACO proudly offers highly adaptable, comprehensive, and critical professional services to global customers needing rapid, practical, and cost-effective solutions. Critical to mission success, PACO has a proven track record of integrating into existing teams to safely, effectively, and efficiently accomplish almost any mission, project, or task.  On-site engagement and video conferencing are both easy options.  

PACO is a registered small business.  

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PACO has 24 years of unique aerospace experience in flight testing, training, and operations to provide high-impact solutions. Honed from prestigious institutions, complex operations, and high-risk environments, 
PACO can deliver high-quality cost-effective solutions to teams of any size.
Read on and enquire about how PACO can help add value to your team and project.  PACO service fees start at $300 per hour.

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Simple yet stylish flight clothing accessories. PACO’s logo is a registered trademark.



$20 per patch.  4 inch diameter patch with Velcro backing.  Perfect for flight suits, jackets, and bags.  Simple and classic aviation design, and not cluttered.



$30 per cap.  One size fits all, adjustable Velcro strap.  Simple design, classic aviation look.  Perfect for flying or casual wear.  Available in Black, Blue, Gray, Red, and Orange.  

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Advanced Concepts & Operations

PACO has been providing high-quality comprehensive professional aerospace services since 2000. With unique skill-sets, PACO provides world-class services in the following areas:

Experimental, developmental, certification, operational, testbed, and hybrid flight test and evaluation planning, conduct, reporting, and training;

All-attitude, high-/low-G, aerobatic, formation, instrument, emergency, upset, and tactical flying and training;

Aerospace vehicle design, analysis & consulting, human factors/crew station design engineering, flight control system development, flying/handling qualities evaluation; 

Mission-tailored concept of operations development, integrated avionics and automation systems development, flight simulator development;

Safety/risk management, crew resource management, and team leadership seminars and workshops;

Video conferencing is easily available for all consulting and academic training.

Ground training course or basic aerospace consulting fees start at $300 plus tax per hour for in-person or real-time videoconferencing academics on introductory flight testing, hazardous (jetpack, flutter, high angle, loads) flight testing, human factors, crew resource management, all tailored to unique customer needs and experience level - please call, email, or send a message for a quote!

In-flight advanced training course or in-flight testing fees start at $300 plus tax per hour, however, will vary depending on customer needs, experience level, hazard/risk level, and aircraft type - again, please call, email, or send a message for a quote!

Special and combined packages are available and terms and conditions apply.  

To learn more, please continue to peruse this site and/or contact PACO to get “in the loop!”

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Principal Experimental Test Pilot/Director | Advanced Flight Instructor | Leadership Educator | Lifelong Learner


With 24 years of professional aerospace experience, Paco has flown for the United States Air Force (USAF), Bombardier, Scaled Composites, Martin Aircraft, Pacific Aerospace, Vickers Aircraft, and others. Project Pilot of 18 major flight test projects, he has commanded first flights of five experimental manned aircraft.  

Paco has also provided specialised services to Dawn Aerospace, Alauda Aeronautics, and other clients, which are blooming aerospace and technology organizations from around the world.

With over 5,100 flight hours in 60 diverse manned aircraft types spanning military high-G, supersonic, very high-altitude, commercial transport, special mission, very short takeoff/landing, and unconventional vertical experimental flight regimes, Paco has broad practical aerospace experience in:

Jetpacks / Unconventional VTOL

P12.3, Series 1.4, Series 1.5

Single-/twin-engine propeller

AT-6, T-6A, Super P-750XL, E-350, Wave, CT-4E, C-208B, EA-300, A-160, P-92E, Yak-52, U-206, Alpha Electro, BE-76, BE-58, and others

High-G ejection seat jet 

T-37B, T-38A-C, L-39C, F-15D/E, F-16D, MB-339, HJT-16, and others

Large multi-crew jet 

A-220, CL-65, E-3B/C, NKC-135R, KC-10, and others

Special mission 

U-2S, HU-16, An-2, MiG-15, X-62A, VISTA LJ-25, and others


ASK-21, SGS2-33, Grob 103


G-2, TH-57, NH-500, S-300


Large VISTA surrogates, DJI Mavic, Zero-X, Parrot, and others

Flight Simulators

A-330, B-787, C-5M, F-22, NASTAR, NOVA, SS2, STS-VMS, Stratolaunch, and others 

A graduate of the prestigious United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Paco is a current and qualified Category 1/A Experimental Test Pilot with Airline Transport Pilot & Certified Flight Instructor certificates with Aerobatic, Instrument, Floatplane ratings, & Helicopter pilot licence with Mountain & Sling ratings.  He also holds qualifications to fly two different experimental Jetpacks.  

Paco has 1,000+ flight instructor hours with the USAF’s Air Combat Command & the Indian Air Force Academy & Fighter Training Wing. He has also held the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  A Test Pilot Instructor for several aerospace organizations, Paco is also a Guest Lecturer of Flight Stability, Control, and Handling Qualities with the University of Canterbury’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

In additional, Paco has led crews through multiple complex combat exercises, deployments, and test operations.  He has also served as a Test & Evaluation Officer for a major acquisitions program.

Education and Training

Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering (thesis on Aerospace Vehicle Handling Qualities), University of Canterbury; Executive M.B.A., Quantic School of Business & Technology; M.S., Flight Test Engineering / Experimental Test Pilot Course, USAF Test Pilot School; M.A.S., Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Boston University; Certificates in Fundamentals of Neuroscience and US Government, HarvardX; US Defense Acquisition University; USAF Air Command & Staff College; USAF Senior Officer’s Course; Indian AF Flying Instructors’ School; USAF Pilot Instructor Training; USAF Squadron Officer School; USAF Advanced Instrument School; USAF Combat Aircrew Tactics Training School; 

USAF Combat/Water Survival Training; USAF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training

Awards and Honors

Vertical Flight Society’s Frederick L. Feinberg Award; Society of Experimental Test Pilots’ Iven C. Kincheloe Award; New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster; Test Operations Officer of the Year; Pacific Air Forces Exchange Officer of the Year; Boston University College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Combat Action Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Speaking Events

Keynote Speaker at Bank of New Zealand’s People Leader Training Conference; Guest Speaker at Alibaba’s “2050” Technology Conference; Guest Speaker at the CAA NZ Design Delegation Holder Seminar; Guest Speaker at Air New Zealand’s Maintenance Check Flight Seminar; Technical Speaker at  four symposia of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots; Commencement Speaker of Boston University’s College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony


PACO is committed to meeting your needs. Questions, comments, orders, or special requests? PACO is eager to engage on any serious and relevant queries. Please feel free to reach out. Any professional feedback or testimonials would also be appreciated.  Also find PACO’s promotional videos on YouTube (two Links are on the top and bottom of this website).

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