Captain Thomas Wede
Captain Thomas Wede
Capt. Thomas Wede (ATP, CFI, TRI/TRE/SEN Examiner) is the Chief Operations Officer COO of FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany. He is in the business of special mission flying now for over 30 years, having flown research and flight inspection missions worldwide, with over 12.000 hrs accrued so far. Apart from being a German BAF-certified Flight Validation Pilot, Instructor and Examiner, Wede holds a university degree as a geographer, having specialized in digital image processing and remote sensing.
A summary of his activities relating to Flight Inspection work is given here:
June 1989 : First Flight Inspection Mission, ILS22, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany FI Mission flown in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Afghanistan, India, Macau Serving both military as well as civilian customers FI Missions flown as per ICAO Doc 8071 Annex 10, CAP 670, STANAG and others
Jan 1995 – 2000 : GPS Evaluation Trials for various parties (industry, universities) Braunschweig and Munich
Jun 2001 -Feb 2002 : Training Certified Flight Inspector for Procedures Evaluation, Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH DFS, Langen / Braunschweig
Feb 2002 : Final Exam, Approval No LBA 98115
2002 – 2006 : Participant various workshops EUROCONTROL on producing the relevant documents on Flight Checking P-RNAV Procedures & RNAV Procedure Validation
Feb 2007 : First commercial agreement with Avionics manufacturer on Pre- Production Databases for Flight Management Systems
Jun 2007 : PANS OPS Procedure Design Course; DFS Academy, Langen & Braunschweig, Germany
Some Sample Projects Procedure Validation:
May 2006 : RNAV SIDs Cairo, Egypt
Sep 2006 : RNAV and conventional SIDs and Approaches, Doha, Qatar
Jan 2008 : Conventional SIDs and Approaches, Comiso, Italy
May 2008 : Conventional SIDs and Approaches, Herat, Afghanistan
Sep 2008 : RNAV SIDs and Approaches, Sharjah, UAE
May 2009 : RNAV SIDs and Approaches Marmul, Oman
Sep 2009 : RNAV and conventional SIDs and Approaches, Bateen, UAE
Sep 2009 : RNAV SIDs, STARs and Approaches, Warsaw, Poland
Mar 2010 : RNAV SIDs and Approaches, Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE
Aug 2010 : Conventional SIDs and Approaches, Suhag, Egypt
On top of his Flight Inspection activities, Wede flew Pollution Control Missions on behalf of several research organisations in Europe. Also, for many years he was active on research flights in the Arctic as well as Antarctica for the German Polar Research Institute.
From 1994 to 2010 Wede was Director Flight Operations and Flight Training Manager for Aerodata. Upon amalgamating the flight departments of both Aerodata as well as Cobham, Wede took over the post of Deputy Training Manager.
Wede is a Type rating Instructor and Type rating Examiner (TRI/TRE) for the HawkerBeechcraft KingAir 200 and 300 series, approved both by the German LBA as well as the UK CAA. He has amassed more than 10.000 flight hours, with more than 9.000 hours on Flight Inspection Missions.