Aerotec Aerotec Aerotec
Aerotec Aerotec Aerotec
Aerotec Aerotec Aerotec


What We Do

Flight Test

Test planning, Analysis, Test, and Certification


Design, Install, and Monitor

Design & Analysis

OEM class toolbox and technologies to develop aerospace products


Low production avionics, electronics, and flight test hardware

The Company We Keep


Lee Human

Mr. Lee Human is the founder and president of AeroTEC a Seattle based aerospace engineering company specializing in the development, flight testing and certification of major aircraft modifications. Mr. Human is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering. He has earned credentials as an FAA Designated Engineering Representative, as well a private multiengine instrument pilot’s license.Prior to starting AeroTEC in 2003 Mr. Human was instrumental in the success and growth of other aerospace companies. Mr. Human held the position of Flight Test Manager at Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), a joint venture with the Boeing Company. Prior to APB Lee was a lead engineer at Aircraft Engineering Specialists (AES).

Lee’s extensive experience in the aircraft development and certification industry brings direction and a competitive edge to AeroTEC. Mr. Human has been personally involved in the testing, engineering and certification of over 50 major aerospace projects. Some worthy of note include:

  • Aviation Partners Blended Winglets on B737-300/-500/-700/-800/-900, B757-200/-300, B767-300, Gulfstream GII, Hawker 800, Falcon 50/900/2000
  • Lockheed Martin Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (CATB) 737-300 with F35 (JSF) systems
  • Hawker Beechcraft King Air 250
Mr. Human is married with 3 children and lives on Mercer Island, Washington. In his free time Lee enjoys boating the waters of Puget Sound with family and friends.

Brad Briscoe

VP Operations
  • 25 Years Experience in Aerospace Design, Testing, Certification & Operations
  • BS Electrical Engineering - Central Washington University in 1990
  • Veteran Desert Storm USMC
Mr. Briscoe draws on both commercial and military skills to provide superior management for aircraft flight/ground support, test logistics and business operations.Brad gained extensive knowledge while working with the Boeing Company from 1991 to 2000. He was involved in development and testing of the B777-200 and derivatives, 757-300, 767-400, as well as the B-2 Bomber. Additionally, for 3 years he supported Aviation Partners Boeing in the development, testing and certification of blended winglets for Boeing and business jet aircraft. Mr. Briscoe also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 to 1995. In 1989 he was awarded "Marine of the Year" for Bravo Company, 4th Tanks, 4th Marine Division. Mr. Briscoe served in Operation Desert Storm / Shield, and in 1992 was awarded "Marine Corps Tanker of the Year" from the USMC Tankers Association. Brad partnered with Lee Human in 2003 to officially open the doors of AeroTEC, and is responsible for overseeing the business operations and logistics arm of the company.

Kent Baines

VP Engineering
  • 26 Years Experience in Aerospace Design, Testing & Certification
  • BS Mechanical Engineering - Washington State University in 1990
Mr. Baines started the first two years of his engineering career at The Boeing Company where he gained experience as a design engineer on the 777 Flight Deck design team. He then joined the Boeing Flight Test Instrumentation group and over the next five years supported initial type certification of the 777-200, the 737-700, and the 767 AWACS.He gained more certification knowledge during his two year term at Bombardier where he contributed to the type certification of the DeHavilland Dash-8 400, the Canadair CRJ700, and the Lear Model 45. In 1999 Kent joined Aviation Partners where he spent three years as lead engineer for their flight test department. At Aviation Partners he supported winglet flight test programs for the Raytheon Hawker 800, Boeing 747-200, and the Boeing 737-300. Mr. Baines partnered with Lee Human in 2003 to officially open the doors of AeroTEC, and is responsible for overseeing the technical arm of the company.