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Expert in airline pilot operations, pilot error, aircraft systems, labor relations and negotiations

Expert ID: 726003 North Dakota, USA

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Statistical Analysis, Forecasting, Safety Data Analysis, Operations Research


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: MS Subject: Aviation Institution: University of North Dakota
Year: 1999 Degree: BS Subject: Aeronautical Studies Institution: University of North Dakota

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Aviation Responsibilities: Teaches Advanced Aircraft Systems, Advanced Aircraft Operations, Crew Resource Management, Airline Management and Operations, and Airline Labor Relations and Law at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He is currently involved in two funded research projects which examine the effects of age on pilot performance and employee resiliency in the aftermath of aircraft disasters. His previous research studied flight experience and its effects on pilot performance.
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Line Captain/Pilot Department: Responsibilities: Served as an airline Captain for American Eagle Airlines, a Department of Transportation classified major airline. He also served as a Line Checkairman, a designation achieved by very few airline pilots. In his capacity as a Checkairman, Captain Expert instructed line pilots in revenue flight, supervised new pilot-employees, and conducted Federal Aviation Administration checkrides.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Air Line Pilots Association Title: Master Executive Council Chairman/Negotiating Chairman Department: Responsibilities: Was the highest ranking union official representing the 2,900 pilots of American Eagle Airlines. In this capacity, he represented pilots in several disciplinary proceedings, including pilot error cases.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has experience in providing testimony as he has served as a witness in several labor proceedings under the Railway Labor Act. He has also served on System Boards of Adjustment during contractual dispute and disciplinary proceedings.
Training / Seminars
Expert has delivered specialized instruction in a seminar setting to AVINOR, the Norwegian aviation administration. As part of this seminar, he spoke about human error, technical communication issues and teambuilding initiatives.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, which is the highest certificate available from the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition, he was certified as a Checkairman for American Eagle Airlines which is a certification only achieved by a few percent of all airline pilots.

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