Nick Sheryka brings a decade of diverse subsystem design, build, and test experience to Boom. As Chief Flight Test Engineer of XB-1, Nick is responsible for ensuring that all of the various aircraft systems work together to make a safe aircraft. Prior to working in aerospace he worked for the Department of Defense and holds qualifications to operate three types of naval nuclear reactor plants. While working for Scaled Composites, Nick owned the clean-sheet design of several prototype experimental jet aircraft subsystems, served on bleeding-edge technology flight test teams, and most recently led the subsystem team on the Stratolaunch program. In his free time, Nick fabricated and test flew his own experimental home-built aircraft.