Expert in Aviation: Flight Operations, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Engineering, Flight Tests, and Airport Land Use Compatibility
Expert ID: 733819 Nevada, USA
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Sacramento, California - Citrus Heights, California - Roseville, California - Folsom, California - Reno, Nevada - Sparks, Nevada
|Year: 2008||Degree: JD, cum laud||Subject: Law||Institution: Kaplan University|
|Year: 2007||Degree: Certificate||Subject: Aviation Safety and Security||Institution: University of Southern California|
|Year: 1994||Degree: MBA||Subject: Business Administration||Institution: University of Phoenix|
|Year: 1981||Degree: MSME||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Year: 1976||Degree: B.N.E.||Subject: Nuclear Engineering||Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Years: 2005 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Managing Member||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert offers consulting and technical assistance to a number of clients in a suite of aviation areas. His services encompass airport land use and its associated issues; operations; human factors; and aircraft accident analysis.|
|Years: 1997 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Pilot; Human Factors Instructor; Flight Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert pilots Boeing 757, 767, 777 and 787's, as well as Airbus A320's, to domestic and international destinations alike. He has also taught Aviation Human Factors to Airbus320 pilots and Boeing 777 fleets. He has also worked as a flight engineer and has supervised and instructed new flight engineers on operational skills. During this time, Expert has also contributed to aircraft technological innovation and implementation programs via his membership in the Flight Operations Technical Steering Committee.|
|Years: 2009 to 2014||Employer:||Title: Attorney||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert specialized in estate planning, trusts, wills, and probate. He has also represented pilots in FAA certificate actions.|
|Years: 1990 to 1997||Employer:||Title: Numerous||Department:||Responsibilities: At his former aircraft manufacturing company, Expert was Senior Experimental Test Pilot; Technical and Operational Representative; Fleet Manager; MD-80/90 Instructor Pilot and Line-Check Airman; Aerial Demonstration Pilot (MD-90); and Chief Safety Chase Pilot.
In his most recent role, Expert tested all aspects of aircraft certification, including flying quality, performance, braking performance, structural aerodynamic damping, stall and high angle of attack, noise certification, simulator development, engine-out takeoff performance, and certification. He also evaluated in-process aircraft designs for human factors, operations and engineering.
|Years: 1990 to 2000||Employer:||Title: Various||Department: U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School||Responsibilities: Expert served at USAF's Test Pilot School as Reserve Advisor to the Commandant and as Instructor Test Pilot and Academic Instructor.|
|Years: 1977 to 1990||Employer:||Title: Various||Department: U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School||Responsibilities: Expert served at USAF's Test Pilot School as Instructor Test Pilot; Academic Instructor; Chief of Flying Qualities Branch; and Chief Spin Pilot.
He also served the USAF Flight Test Center as Project Test Pilot for multiple flight test programs; and as Project Manager for the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter. He was Pilot and Instructor Pilot in multiple capacities, too.
|Years: 1977 to 2002||Agency: US Air Force||Role: Officer||Description: Lt Col|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1994 to 1997||Country / Region: China||Summary: Expert worked in China and Taiwan to support various airlines with operational issues and piloting MD-80 and MD-90 passenger aircraft.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member, United Airlines' Flight Operations Technical Steering Committee, 1997-1999.
Chairman, Society of Automotive Engineers S7 Committee, 2012-present.
Panel Member, National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council's Airport Cooperative Research Program
Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) American Bar Association (ABA)
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) American Bonanza Society (ABS)
Association for Aviation Psychology (AAP) International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
Society of Automotive Engineers - SAE
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Airline Transport Pilot – Airplane Multi Engine Land
Commercial Privileges – Airplane Single Engine Land
Private Privileges - Airplane Single Engine Sea
Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Single and Multi Engine (CFI, MEI), and Instrument Airplane (CFII)
Flight Engineer – Turbojet Powered
Type Ratings – B-757, B-767, B-777, B-787, DC-9/MD-80/MD-90, MD-11, A320
Current Qualification – B-787
|Faculty Instructor: Aviation Safety and Security: School of Engineering: Human Factors and Human Error Analysis as pertinent for flight operations and aircraft design, pilot and crew performance
Certified Flight Instructor: Basic, Instruments and Multi-Engine, 2010-present: Expert trains pilots in adherence to FAA parameters
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has given 3 conference presentations. He has 16 professional and technical publications.|
|Training / Seminars|
“Common Errors in Cockpit Design, Displays, and Controls.” Society of Automotive Engineers: World Aviation Conference & Exposition., CA.
“MD-90 Developmental Flight Test.” various civic and aviation groups.
“MD-80 Engine Anomalies and Autothrottle Operations.” Expert Aircraft Company Twin-Jet Conference., CA.
|Other Relevant Experience|
| Expert has flown over 45 different types of aircraft, including:
Airbus – A319/320
Beechcraft – Musketeer, Bonanza, Baron, Kingair
Boeing - B-737, B-757, B-767, B-777, B-52
Cessna Aircraft – 150, 152, 172, 182 T-37, A-37, O-2
Convair – F-106
DeHavilland – U-1 Otter, DHC-6 Twin-Otter
Expert – DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, MD-11
Fairchild – T-46
Grumman American – AA5 Tiger
Aerospatiale Gazelle SA341
Bell – H-1
Lear – L25, L35
Lockheed – F-16, F-104, C-130, C-141, P-3, S-3
McDonnell – F-4C/D/E, F-15A/B/C/D
Piper – Tomahawk, Cherokee, Seneca
Vought – A-7