Bill Watters Joins Adam Aircraft
Bill Watters, a veteran chief pilot and senior international captain at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, this month joined Adam Aircraft as the airframer's vice president, flight operations. In his new position, Watters will handle all engineering flight test, all production flight test, customer flight training, demonstration flight department, and corporate air transportation. Colorado-based Adam Aircraft continues to develop two aircraft, the piston twin-engined A500 -- which received a limited type certificate in May -- and the jet A700, which continues in flight-testing. The two twin-boom aircraft share numerous components. “Bill Watters brings both intellect and experience to Adam Aircraft, and he will create superior flight operations programs for us and our customers,” stated Joe Walker, Adam Aircraft president and COO. “Under his tutelage, Adam Aircraft will complete certification and delivery in a timely and orderly fashion, with efficient and effective test and production cards. The firm is currently enlisting top-notch jet DERs and production test pilots for both aircraft, as well as creating a mentor pilot program, ensuring an Adam Aircraft pilot will accompany each aircraft delivered to new operators.” Presently, the single A700 example has accrued almost 300 flight hours; four A500 piston twins are presently registered with the FAA, all of them in the Experimental category. Four additional A500 airframes are in various stages of assembly.