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
Title: Line Captain/Pilot
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
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.
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.