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Klaus-Dietrich Flade Status: Inactive. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Engineer. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 23 August 1952. Birth City: Buedesheim. Birth Country: Germany. Nationality: German. Group: 1990 Commercial Group. Date Selected: 08 October 1990. Departed: 1992. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 7.91 days.

NAME: Klaus-Dietrich Flade

BIRTHDATE AND PLACE: August 23, 1951, Buedesheim / Germany .

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1959-1974 school in Oldenburg, Cochem, Memmingen, Bonn and Schelkingen, 1974-1976 training as an aircraft mechanic while attending at the officers school of the German Air Force, 1976-1980 studied Air/Space Technology at the Armed Forces University in Munich, Degree in Engineering and a Diploma in Chemistry, 1980-1988 Pilot for single and multi jets, high performance aircraft, 1988-1989 trained as a Test Pilot in Maching and at ETPS (Boscombe Down), achieved Test Pilot Class 1. 1988-1990 tested aviation equipment.

FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Jets: F-104G, Tornado, Alpha-Jet, F-16. Transports: Transall:, Do 228, Do 28. Beside flying these aircraft, he has flown helicopters, including the Bo 105, a diversity of small planes, ultra light aircraft, gliders. He also did Air-to-Air Refuelling of different kinds of aircraft.

SCIENTIFIC SPECIALIZATION: Mass Spectroscopy, gas chromatography and applications of chemical analytical devices, while his main interests are fluid dynamics and EDV.

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