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Cristian A. Bolton

Cristian BoltonName: Cristian A. Bolton

Nationality: Chilean

Military Status: Air Force Lt. Colonel (retired)

Academic Background

  • Execution Engineer in Aeronautical Systems
  • Master of Sciences of Military Aeronautics
  • Master in Human Resources
  • Gabriela Mistral University

 

Flying Experience

  • Chilean ATP Certificate – CFI, IFR Multiengine, single engine
  • FAA CPL Certificate – CFI, IFR, single engine
  • Basic Flying Course Air Force Academy (1992 – 1994)
  • C-101 Tactical Fighter Course (1995 – 1996)
  • C-101 Operational Pilot (1997 – 1998)
  • Tactical Fighter School Instructor (1999)
  • F-5 T-III Conversion Course (2000)
  • F-5 Operational Pilot (2000 – 2002)
  • “Halcones” Air Aerobatic Team Tour (2002 – 2005)
    • “Solo” pilot tour (2002 – 2003)
    • NÂș2 right wing – (2003 – 2005)
  • F-5E T-III Operational Pilot (2006-2011)
  • F-5E Demo Pilot (2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Air Force Academy Flight Instructor (2012)
  • “Halcones” Aerobatic Team Leader season (2013 – 2014)
  • Red Bull Air Race Pilot (since 2014)
  • First Latin American Pilot to obtain a Podium in Red Bull Air Race (Fort Worth, TX – 2014)
  • First Latin American Pilot to win a race in Red Bull Air Race (Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2015)
  • Stand By Master Pilot in Red Bull Air Race (2016)
  • Upset Recovery Training Instructor at Advanced Aviation Training Solutions (current)

 

Aircraft Experience

  • T-35
  • T-37
  • C-101
  • F-5E/F Tiger III
  • E-300
  • E-300L
  • SF-260
  • Edge 540

Total Flight Hours: 4000 hours

Training Courses

  • Weapons Office (Chilean Air Force Course)
  • Basic Electronic Warfare Course
  • Tactical Intelligence Course (Joint Intelligence Academy – Argentina)
  • IJOPC (International Joint Operational Planning Course – Northwood, England)

 

Reference Positions

  • Logistic Officer Air Force Tactical School (1999)
  • Operations Officer – 7th Fighter Squadron (2009)
  • Vth Brigade Current Operations Officer (2007 – 2009)
  • IVth Brigade Air Intelligence Center Officer (2010)
  • Operations Officer 12th Fighter Squadron
  • Air Force Academy, Current Operations Officer Training Squadron
  • “Halcones” Aerobatic Team Commander