Following an Air Force career testing helicopters and airplanes, Jeff Mabry will lead Boom’s flight control room team when XB-1 goes supersonic.

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Boom Chief Flight Test Engineer Jeff Mabry will take XB-1 through close to 40 ground tests before flight tests in the Mojave Desert.

Jeff Mabry is ready to make history. As Boom’s Chief Flight Test Engineer, he’s preparing the XB-1 team for ground and flight tests. When the time comes for XB-1 to go supersonic, he’ll lead the control room team, ensuring a safe and efficient flight test program in California’s Mojave Desert.

Jeff joined Boom following an extensive career as a U.S. Air Force test pilot, where he flew more than 2,600 hours in 34 different aircraft, including the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter and C-12 Huron airplane. …


These engineers are supporting Boom’s supersonic flight testing.

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“Come to work. Be inspired. Start the best work of your career.”

That’s Boom’s invitation to all hiring candidates and future employees. As the company building the next era of supersonic travel, Boom champions mission-driven, collaborative, multidisciplinary leaders throughout the organization.

You’ll find exactly those qualities within XB-1’s flight test team, the cross-functional group ensuring a safe and effective flight for XB-1. Learn more about the people behind this test program and how they’re shaping the future of flight.

Nick Sheryka, XB-1 Principal Engineer


Learn more about the people behind the design, build, and testing of Boom’s supersonic aircraft.

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At the core of Boom’s mission is a passion for people. We’re building a dramatically more accessible world, so travelers can spend more time where it matters.

Ask any employee about why they work at Boom and the answers may all sound the same. Whether it’s the opportunity to solve complex problems, work in a multidisciplinary role, or achieve what others said was impossible, a common theme rings true — the inspiring ability to foster greater human connection and access to the world.

We invite you to learn more about the people behind our supersonic planes, their backgrounds, and personal…


Do you have what it takes to test airplanes, drones and helicopters to the extreme?

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From Boom’s control room, a team of flight test engineers will analyze ground (runway) test data throughout 2021 in preparation of first flight.

Before XB-1 becomes a regular sight in the skies above the Mojave Desert, Boom’s team of flight test engineers will complete a program that safely tests every aspect of the aircraft’s performance. Their role is critical to aircraft safety and performance, and it begins long before first flight.

What does it take to become a flight test engineer? Here’s a quick guide to exploring career opportunities testing aircraft ranging from fighter jets to delivery drones.

What does a flight test engineer do?

A flight test engineer is responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of a flight test event through a close collaborative process with the test…


Boom’s Chief Financial Officer shares more about his background and focus at the company.

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Boom’s team drove incredible progress toward the supersonic future in a truly unprecedented year.

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A letter from Boom Founder & CEO Blake Scholl

Ask me about 2020 and I’ll tell you about Boom’s people — their relentless and mission-obsessed spirit, the late nights, long hours, and limit-pushing passion that made supersonic a reality.


From improved safety to streamlined processes, building the XB-1 demonstrator reduces risk for the development of Boom’s supersonic airliner.

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At the rollout of Boom’s XB-1s supersonic demonstrator, VP Julie Valk took the stage to answer a critical question: Why build a demonstrator aircraft with one seat before building the company’s 65+ seat supersonic airliner?

In other words, why not start with the airliner?

Valk, who leads commercial development and operations at Boom, explained that it’s common for aircraft manufacturers to build demonstrators. Manufacturers use them as research vehicles to conduct experiments and test the viability of new analysis methods, systems, configurations, equipment, and materials. …


Three fundamental philosophies guide the XB-1 team and save both time and resources.

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As Boom’s Head of Manufacturing — and its seventh employee — Mike Jagemann brings advanced manufacturing technologies to all aspects of the aircraft design process.

At the XB-1 rollout event, Jagemann shared that Boom built its team with three fundamental philosophies in mind:

  • Get it right in design. Because close to 80% of an aircraft’s costs are locked in the design phase, the design phase is critical to commercial success.
  • Plan early and plan often. You cannot start a design review too early, nor can you have too many of them. …

Blake Scholl shares how AWS is supporting the design and manufacture of Overture, the world’s fastest airliner.

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For years, Boom has leveraged AWS’s portfolio of service to support the design and construction of its demonstrator aircraft, XB-1.

“What does a revolution in high-performance computing have to do with a revolution in high-performance aircraft?” began Boom Founder and CEO Blake Scholl.

Following Boom’s decision to go “all-in” on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scholl stood on the re:Invent stage to explain the significance of AWS’s services and infrastructure for the development of Overture, the world’s fastest airliner, and future of high speed flight.

“We’re going ‘all-in’ with AWS because high-performance computing is key to this new era of airplane design,” said Scholl. “AWS helps us continuously refine our designs without compromise so that we can deliver a superior flight…

Boom Supersonic

From the desk of the employees at Boom Supersonic. The start-up building the fastest commercial airplane. Ever.

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