Captain Thomas Wede

Captain Thomas Wede


TransPolar GmbH

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.

Contact Information


Address:   Hermann-Blenk-Strasse 32A

                       D – 38108 Braunschweig



Phone:       +49 531-237-77-30



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