Dr. Kyle Kolsti is a subject matter expert in Aeronautical Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and data analysis. He retired from the U.S, Air Force in 2018. He began his career as an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions over Iraq as part of Operation Northern Watch. He also served as a T-38 Instructor Pilot, preparing student pilots for fighter/bomber careers. He attended Test Pilot School and served as an F-16 Developmental Test Pilot and Flight Examiner. He next earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering prior to leading the Turbine Engine Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Finally, Dr. Kolsti taught and flew with cadets as an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.