BEING A TEST pilot means taking the ultimate risk every time you take to the skies, putting your faith in the soaring ambitions of engineers, and your life in their hands. It’s a life lived aboard new types of aircraft, mastering newfangled control systems, and testing radical technologies to make flying faster, safer and more efficient—for everyone else.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/flight-lab-watch-flunk-nasas-brutal-test-pilot-training-course/?mbid=nl_33117_p1&CNDID=31282093

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