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German Dornier 328 stalwart steps down from the cockpit
Dornier expert Peter Weger will be keeping his feet firmly on the ground as he enters retirement, having logged more than 13,000 hours across 50 aircraft types in a career that spans half a century.
Peter Weger and his long-time D328 test pilot colleague Conny Cornelius.
Read this story in our September 2018 printed issue.

Captain Peter Weger has rounded off his 50-year flying career with a positioning flight of 328 Support Services' Dornier 328 from Farnborough airport in the UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

Type rated on 50 aircraft types and with a total of 13,000 hours logged, Weger has enjoyed a varied career since graduating from the Empire Test Pilot School at Boscombe Down, UK.

He is credited with flying the first Eurofighter 2000 on 27 March 1994 in Manching, Germany, and with the first flight of the Dornier 328 Jet in Oberpfaffenhofen in 1997.

Weger became involved with the Dornier programme as deputy chief test pilot for Fairchild Dornier when the 728 jet was under development. After joining Cirrus Airlines, he then became involved with the Grob Aerospace SPn G180 flight programme. When this was shelved in 2006, he joined 328 Support Services as lead test pilot.

He was awarded the Kincheloe Award for outstanding achievement from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots in 1994, becoming the first German to accept the accolade.

“We would like to thank Peter for his outstanding accomplishments, not just on the 328 programmes, but for his significant contribution to flying in Germany. We wish him and his family a very happy retirement,” says 328 Support Services CEO Dave Jackson.