Jack Schweibold was a premier test pilot and air safety educator. Earning his Air Force wings at 21, Jack conducted test flights at Oxnard Air Force Base, California. He then flew for Chicago Helicopter Airways, and in 1962 joined Allison Turbine Engines (then part of General Motors Corporation) as an Engineering Test Pilot flying many turbine engines, including the venerable Allison Model 250 engine.
In 1966, Jack set a non-stop helicopter Distance-in-a-Closed Course World Record of 1,740-miles. As Allison’s Chief Test Pilot, he added over 35 aircraft and helicopter world records logging 18,000 flight hours. He wrote the FAA Flight Instructor Revalidation Clinic for the Helicopter Association International where he served as Chief Instructor and Administrator.
Jack also developed several rotorcraft safety protocols and served as an accident investigator, helicopter instructor, and air show exhibition pilot at national and international air shows and the Reno Air Race.