About Aviation Safety Professionals

With over 15 years of aviation experience, including piloting general aviation, commercial/instrument, and military aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airspace as well as 8 years of specializing in maintaining complex military aircraft. He currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (Airplane Multi-engine Land), Commercial Pilot Certificate (Airplane Single Engine Land), and a Small Unmanned Aircraft System Certificate (Part 107).  He has a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Engineering Management. 

With over 1,600 hours piloting high complex/performance aircraft, he is intimately familiar with how to operate safely in complex airspace environments in the NAS.

Additionally, he serves as a USAF trained instructor pilot on wide-body tanker/transport aircraft. There he is the Squadron Chief of Safety where he is responsible for flight and ground safety responsibilities related to flying operations. His training includes USAF Chief of Safety School, USAF Aircraft Mishap Investigation, Risk Management Application and Integration, and Line Observation Safety Audit training.

As a civilian, he has also supported FAA/ATO safety as an engineer at the FAA Technical Center at ACY for 3+ years. He is intimately familiar with the FAA Safety Management System, specifically regarding identifying and categorizing hazards in the National Airspace System. Currently he serves as a Senior Airport Operations Analyst supporting FAA Airport Safety Research and Development at the FAA Technical Center at KACY.

With a diverse background in safety management for the USAF and FAA, he is an expert in identifying hazards and operating appropriately to changing environments based on operational risk factors. This approach to safety has allowed him to achieve a perfect safety record while operating on the ground or air in the National Airspace System.