Steve Eggers - V-22 Production Flight Test
MV-22B Osprey - Aircraft 090034 - First Block A Aircraft
Bell Helicopter Amarillo Military Aircraft Assembly Center
In 1996, I was reassigned to Robins AFB, Georgia to stand up the new 93rd ACW and the E-8C JSTARS. While at Robins, I deployed to support the first use of JSTARS in a Red Flag exercise and OPERATION DESERT FOCUS.
I left the Air Force in 1999 and returned to Texas to work at Bell Helicopterís Military Aircraft Assembly Center as a Flightline Electrician on the MV-22B Osprey. During my time as a flight electrician, I delivered nine Low Rate Initial Production, two Engineering Manufacturing and Design-Return to Flight prototypes, 12 Block A MV-22 and the only Additional Test Asset (ATA) CV-22B to the Air Force. During my last four years at Bell, I was a Senior Reliability Engineer on the H-1 Upgrades Program (UH-1Y/AH-1Z). After almost 12 years at Bell Helicopter. I briefly went into flight simulation as a reliability engineer at FlightSafety International. I returned to Bell Helicopter and the H-1 Upgrades Program. I returned to reliability engineering, but an opportunity presented itself in H-1 Upgrades Military Training. Given my unique experience with flight simulators and the aircraft, I was a perfect fit for this position. I feel a lot of pride supporting the warfighter.
I am married to a great woman who understands my passion for this hobby. I have a bachelors degree in business management with a minor in aerospace control systems and a masters degree in computer information systems.
Scale Modeling Interests:
Aircraft from World War II to the Modern era - All Scales.
Star Wars Scale modeling - All Scales
Occasionally, something automotive.
My one claim to fame is my 1/72 scale C-130H model was featured as the cover story in the April/May 2015 issue of the IPMS journal.
Check out my other sites: The Rebel Alliance and Vintage Scale Modeling (Facebook)
Revell 1/32 Bell X-1 Modified to the No. 2 Aircraft Strombecker/Eduard 1/48 Bell X-1B
Italeri 1/72 C-130H Hercules "Damien" - 7 Wing, 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas 1995
Revell 1/72 B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber
Original 1977 Release MPC X-Wing and TIE Advanced. Both feature scratch-built Death Star Base
Academy 1/35 AH-6J Little Bird AMT 1/16 1965 Ford Mustang