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.
Mir Expedition EO-11. Joint flight with Germany. Docked at the Kvant rear port at 12:33 GMT on March 19. The Soyuz TM-14 crew, Aleksandr Viktorenko and Aleksandr Kaleri, returned to Earth together with French astronaut Michel Tognini. The Soyuz TM-14 undocked from Mir at 21:47 GMT on Aug 9, and landed in Kazakhstan at 01:07 GMT on August 10.