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Expert in Aviation, Operations and Maintenance

Expert ID: 728677 Idaho, USA

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Citizenship: US
Expert's extensive, diversified background in aviation has given me the foundation of a broad knowledge base affording me the necessary skills to efficiently research and compile supporting documentation in support of legal cases requiring expert opinion.

My 35+ years working in the aviation profession has included the following positions:
Flight operations under FAR Part 91, 135, 133 and 121 as Pilot in Command, Chief Pilot, Training
Captain, Director of Operations and General Manager in both fixed and rotary wing (helicopter) aircraft, both recip and turbine powered. Maintenance and Repair under Part 43, 91, 135 and 145 Repair Station as Mechanic, Director of Maintenance, and Chief Inspector in both fixed and rotary wing (helicopter) aircraft. Manufacturing approved aircraft parts as a Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) under Part 21 as President, Chief Inspector and Engineering Manager. Holder of a STC to convert the Cessna 206 to a larger turbocharged Lycoming engine. Consultant for documentation preparation for FAR regulatory compliance including Part 135 Operating specifications (Op Specs), Letters of Compliance (LOC), Operations Manuals, Training Manuals, Repair Station Manuals, etc. Consulting for the legal sector including opinion letters and Expert Witness, both testifying and nontestifying.

An overview of Expert's expertise includes:
Consulting for the legal sector
Expert witness for aviation related cases
Flight operations under FAR Part 91, 135, 133 and 121 including FAA approved Training Captain and Flight Check Airmen
Maintenance operations under FAR Part 43 and 145 Repair Stations including Chief Inspector
Manufacturing under FAR Part 21
Management under FAR Part 135 and 145
Documentation preparation for FAR regulatory compliance, Letter of Compliance (LOC), Operations Manuals, Training Manuals, Repair Station Manuals, PMA FIS Manuals, etc.

30 years working in the professional aviation field including:
Commercial flight operations
Maintenance and Repair
FAA regulations
Manufacturing approved parts (PMA)
Fixed wing and helicopter
Consulting for the commercial and legal sectors
Opinion letters
Expert witness

Professional aviation career encompassing:
Flight operations under FAR Part 91, 135, 133 and 121
Maintenance operations under FAR Part 43 and 145 Repair Station
Manufacturing under FAR Part 21
Documentation creation for FAR regulatory compliance including LOC, Operations Manuals, Training Manuals, Repair Station Manuals, etc.

Positions held include:
Pilot Part 135 and 121
Chief Pilot Part 135
Director of Operations Part 135
Director of Maintenance Part 135
Training Captain Part 135
Captain and Training Officer multi-pilot aircraft Part 135
Chief Inspector Part 145 Repair Station
Maintenance Manager Part 145 Repair Station
Chief Inspector PMA STC manufacturer
General Manager both fixed wing and helicopter

Certificates and Ratings held:
Pilot
ATP - MEL
Commercial - SEL, SES, Helicopter
CFI
Mechanic
A & P – Airframe and Powerplant
IA – Inspection Authorization

Flight experience
8,500+ hours
Part 121 Large 4-engine turbine transport category
Part 135 MEL, SEL, SES, Helicopter

Mechanic Experience:
Chief Inspector
Director of Maintenance
General Aviation and Commercial Aircraft
Reciprocating and Turbine Engine
Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing
Pratt & Whitney PT6 heavy maintenance factory certified

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: NA Subject: Aviation Technology Institution: Anchorage Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Memberships:
AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots of America)
EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
SPA (Seaplane Pilots Association)
CPA (Cessna Pilots Association)
PHPA (Professional Helicopter Pilots Association)
PAMA (Professional Aviation Maintenance Association)
AMT Society (Aircraft Maintenance Technician)
RedStar Pilots Association

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
CLOSED CASES
Plaintiff, Cessna engine failure, multiple serious injuries
Defendant, Piper aircraft accident, multiple serious injuries Results: Settled prior to trial
Plaintiff, Gulfstream G650 jet maintenance dispute Results: Settled via binding mediation
Defendant, Aircraft accident Cessna 206 float plane, catastrophic engine failure Trial testimony: August, 2014 Jury trial Results: Unanimous verdict in favor of defendant
Defendant, Fatal Helicopter Accident, Hughes 500D with RR 250C20B gas turbine engine Results: Settled prior to trial
Defendant, Multiple fatality helicopter accident, Sikorsky S-61 helicopter Results: Settled prior to trial
Defendant, Fatal Aircraft Accident, Cessna 340 twin engine aircraft Results: Settled prior to trial
Plaintiff, Fatal Aircraft Accident, Hong Kong, Military CASA 212 twin turbine aircraft Results: Case did not move forward
Defendant, Aircraft maintenance dispute, Cessna 340 twin engine aircraft Results: Settled prior to trial

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