Expert Qualifications

This 40+ year veteran of the aviation industry has extensive experience as an airline pilot and additional background in safety inspection, flight instruction, airport management, and accident investigation. He earned his B.S. in Aviation Technology and Business Management from Metropolitan State College and holds several certificates from the FAA, including the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, the Flight Instructor Certificate, the Flight Engineer Certificate, the Ground Instructor Certificate, and the Control Tower Operator Certificate. The expert spent 16 years as a Line Pilot, Federal Flight Deck Officer, and Pilot Instructor for United Airlines. He has also held operations roles with SurfAir, and FlightOne. He is now an aviation consultant.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CO
  • B.S., Aviation Technology & Business Management, Metropolitan State College
  • Certificate, Airline Transport Pilot for Airplane Multiengine Land, Airplane Single Engine Land & Sea, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, and Glider, FAA
  • Certificate, Flight Instructor for Single & Multiengine Airplane, Instrument Airplane, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, and Glider, FAA
  • Certificate, Flight Engineer, FAA,
  • Certificate, Ground Instructor, FAA
  • Certificate, Control Tower Operator, FAA
  • Former, Captain, Frontier Airlines
  • Former, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA
  • Former, Line Pilot, Federal Flight Deck Officer, Captain, Pilot Instructor, & Line Check Airman, United Airlines
  • Former, Program Director & Airport Manager, Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Former, Chief Pilot and Director of Operations, FlightOne
  • Former, Director of Operations, SurfAir
  • Former, Part-Time Cessna Citation Captain, Mountain Aviation
  • Current, Volunteer Pilot, Aviation Non-Profit
  • Current, Aviation Consultant, Private Consulting Business

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