Aerospace Accident Investigation, Safety and Risk Control

This expert has acquired over 50 years of extensive background in the Civilian and Military Aerospace Industry while working in a variety of positions in the Aerospace Business Segment, including design and manufacturing assignments with several OEM's, and flying duties with a variety of FAA Part 145, 135 and 91 operators worldwide. He is a licensed Commercial Pilot who holds Fixed, Rotary Wing and Instrument Ratings, as well as, the FAA Mechanics Airframe and Powerplant License. He served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Southern California School of Engineering, teaching Investigation in the Aircraft and Helicopter Accident Investigation Course for over twenty-five years, as well as providing numerous technical seminars for a variety of organizations (SMU & Marshall Law Schools, Blazetech, OFA, ALEA), the Military, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

In his extensive career, he has investigated numerous military and civilian Aerospace Accidents, including Fixed and Rotary-wing Aircraft, Airport (FAA Part 139 & Part 77) Accidents, Airline Equipment (FAA Part 135 / 121 & 125), Satellite failures, and incidents related to Aerospace Product failures. He was responsible for the Training, Supervision and Work Product of 18 Field Investigators involved in Aerospace, Marine and Agribusiness Insurance Claims.

This expert is a retired U. S. Army Aviation Officer (CW5) and has been involved in aircraft design, test, maintenance and repair since 1964. He served thirty-three years in the Active and Reserve Army, supporting worldwide military and government aviation assets, at all operational and maintenance levels. He is a graduate of the U. S. Army Maintenance Test Pilot's course, the Helicopter Contact, Instrument and Gunnery Instructors Courses, the Material Logistics Course, and the Helicopter Armament Repair School. He holds an Army Master Aviator's rating, with over 6000 hours of Military and Civilian flight experience.