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Aviation and Airport Management Expert Witness

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Aviation, Product Liability, Aviation Wrongful Termination, Aviation Safety Audits, Aviation Airline, Aviation Helicopter, Aviation Contract Disputes, Aviation Mediation, Aviation Arbitration, Aviation Airport Security, Aviation Zoning, Aviation Design, Aviation Airport Management,

Missouri

Expert Witness No.67




AVIATION SAFETY AUDITS and RESEARCH

Expert 67 has been completing Air Carrier Safety audits in the US and South America since the 1970s.  He was Director of Aviation Research at Western Oklahoma State College for 20 years and has conducted research on management, quality control, manufacturing, training, labor, financial and safety issues, and published papers and made presentations on his findings for the Federal Aviation Administration, US Army, Air Force, and other organizations.

MEDIATION and ARBITRATION

Expert 67 has been trained by and conducted mediation and arbitration for the US Department of Agriculture, the US Postal Service, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court and in Missouri for approximately 30 years.  His experience includes union, EEOC, employment, business and contract disputes, regulation enforcement, family, divorce, and child custody issues.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS and PILOTING---Expert 67 has over 16,500 flight hours as pilot in command and as a professional pilot, including engineering test flights, air carrier, and corporate aviation. He was a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for 25 years and gave 800 exams to pilots from 38 countries. He holds all FAA pilot licenses and has flown 310 makes and/or models of aircraft from Piper Cubs to airline jets, sea planes, gliders, and 42 models of rotorcraft.  He has owned and commercially operated gliders, seaplanes, landplanes and helicopters under FAA Parts 91, 133, 135, 141, and Part 121 Air Carrier. The FAA awarded Expert 67 the WRIGHT BROTHERS MASTER PILOT AWARD in 2009.

FINANCE and ADMINISTRATION

Expert 67 has over 50 years experience in starting, purchasing and/or operating 20 different corporations and/or divisions of larger firms.  He has completed extensive projections of costs, manpower needs, cash flows and pro-forma financial statements covering periods of high and low inflation (4% to 18%) and high and low capital costs (4% to 20% interest).  He has performed this service for US and international firms and government agencies.

DESIGN and FAA TYPE CERTIFICATION

Expert 67 has 18 years experience as an aircraft manufacturer and owner of two FAA Type Certificates.  He has assisted in the design of aircraft and obtaining Type Certificates, purchasing and relocating them within and outside the US.  He has designed and test flown ‘Fly By Wire” artificial intelligence (AI) systems and drone/remote piloted vehicles (RPV).

MANUFACTURING and SERVICE

Expert 67 has 50 years experience in service and high-tech manufacturing using EDM, WaterJet, and CNC equipment.  His ability to plan, organize, measure, lead and control has proven very successful in a variety of aviation, medical devices, computers, and underwater machinery industries.  These activities have covered manpower needs, learning curves, facility construction, critical path analysis, machinery and equipment purchasing and time charts.

MAINTENANCE and SERVICING

Expert 67 began his aviation career in the US Air Force where he became an aircraft mechanic and inspector.  He holds an FAA Airframe Mechanic and Powerplant Certificate and has held an FAA Inspection Authorization for 25 years.  He has secured FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificates as a manufacturer’s service facility and as a FAA Type Certificate holder. The FAA awarded Expert 67 the CHARLES TAYLOR MASTER MECHANIC AWARD in 2007.

EDUCATION

Expert 67 has managed or founded several FAA Part 61 and 141 Pilot or Part 147 Mechanic schools, some of which had VA approved status.  He has designed vocational rehabilitation programs for State agencies and insurance firms.  He served on the Board of Advisors for Western Oklahoma State College in addition to performing consulting tasks for other institutions of higher learning.  He has taught high school, adult Career and Technical Education, Southern Nazarene University’s MBA School (finance), and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Graduate school (aviation law and accident investigation), and several Western Oklahoma State College undergraduate courses. He was Director of Aviation Education at The College of the Ozarks, HARD WORK U.

MARKETING and DISTRIBUTION

Expert 67 has worked in and studied both US and International marketing and distribution systems, with special emphasis on the aircraft industry for over 25 years.  He has experience on both sides of the distribution system as a dealer and manufacturer.  He has conducted in-depth studies and marketing programs for several firms and products while transacting business with clients from 42

Expert 67 HAS BEEN LISTED IN

Who’s Who Among College Students in America       
Who’s Who in the Southwest
Above It All: Profiles of American Aviators       
Men of Achievement
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry       
Oxford’s Who’s Who
and many others.

DEGREES-LICENSES-CERTIFICATES

EdD  Higher Education Administration, Aviation and Aerospace College-OSU, OklahomaMLS  Social Law and Education-OU, Oklahoma       

25 years as FAA Designated Pilot Examiner   
Airplanes & Helicopters, Airline Transport, Flight Instructors, Commercial, Instruments

BS Aviation Technology-TESC, New Jersey       

Airline Transport Pilot-Airplanes, Helicopters, and Gyroplane

AS Business Administration-PCC, Florida

AA Marketing-PCC, Florida

AS Aviation Management-WOSC, Oklahoma

AA Airport Management-WOSC, Oklahoma       

Flight Instructor-Single and Multi-engine airplanes, Rotorcraft-Helicopters and Gyroplanes    Instrument-Airplanes and Helicopters

Certified Mediator by the Oklahoma Supreme Court    
US Department of Agriculture    
US Postal Service         
and in the State of Missouri
Family, Divorce, and child custodySpecial Education Hearing Officer, Oklahoma      

Commercial Pilot    
Single and Multi-engine Sea Planes    
Single engine land, Gliders

Department of Transportation    
Aviation Safety Program Manager (ASPM)    
Aviation Safety Program Auditor   
Risk Management “TRAIN the TRAINER”       

FAA Mechanic-Airframe and Powerplant

FAA Inspector Authorization (30 years) for Major Alterations and RepairsFAA Aviation Safety Counselor

FAA Ground Instructor-Advanced

AFFILIATIONS

Aeronautical Repair Station Association        Oklahoma Academy Mediators and Arbitrators
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association        Popular Rotorcraft Association
American Association of Airport Executives        Royal Aeronautical Society (UK)
American Bar Association        SAE International
American Helicopter Society        Sea Plane Pilots Association
American Society for Aerospace Education        Soaring Society of America
Association of Independent Airmen        Society of Flight Test Engineers
Association of Missouri Mediators        Society of Professional Pilots
Aviation and Space writer’s Association        Society of Senior Aerospace Executives
Aviation Safety Institute        Twirly Birds - Pioneer Helicopter Pilots
Experimental Aircraft Association        University Aviation Association
Frederick Chamber of Commerce-Director        US DOT-FAA - Aviation Safety Counselor
Frederick YMCA-Founder and Director        US Dpt. of Agriculture - Mediator
Helicopter Association International        US Dpt. of Commerce: Dir. Dist. Export Council
Helicopter Club of America (Charter Member)        US Dpt. of Justice - Litigation Advisor
International Society Air Safety Investigators        US Dpt. of Labor: Dir. Private Industry Council
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association        US Postal Service - Mediator
National Aeronautic Association        USAF Capt. CAP - Check Pilot and Instructor
National Association of Flight Instructors        World Aerospace Education Association


PUBLIC SPEAKER

DR. Expert 67 has made over 500 presentations in major cities throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.  He has spoken to audiences that have consisted of both general and special interest groups.  He has conducted programs and seminars for colleges, industry associations, and government agencies such as the US Army and the FAA.  He has also appeared on the ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC networks, and has been quoted in major news media such as The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, and the Seattle Times.  Some of the topics were:

AVIATION SAFETY and EDUCATION               AVIATION MANUFACTURING/MARKETING
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION and LITIGATION    PRODUCT LIABILITY and AVIATION LAW
HELICOPTER HISTORY and FUTURE TRENDS    MINORITIES and WOMEN IN AVIATION
FINANCE and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION      CAREER and TECHNICAL EDUCATION

WRITER

DR. Expert 67 was first published in 1960.  Since that time he authored two books and over 100 items published in national and international papers and magazines.  Two of his articles were selected as “Outstanding Aviation Writing, Past 25 Years” by Rotor and Wing.  One of his books was a Helicopter Pilot Training Manual.  Some of the subjects of his publications have been:

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION and LITIGATION      AIRLINE MANAGEMENT of FLIGHT SAFETY
AIRCRAFT DESIGN and PRODUCT LIABILITY       AVIATION MARKETING
AVIATION MANUFACTURING PROFIT and LOSS   AVIATION HUMAN FACTOR ISSUES
PILOT CERTIFICATION and FLIGHT TRAINING     AVIATION REGULATIONS

CONSULTANT

DR. Expert 67 has over 30 years experience as a paid professional consultant, mediator and/or arbitrator.  Some of the areas that he has worked in are:

AVIATION SAFETY   
-Air Carrier Audits   
-Operations Safety Research   
-Accident investigation   
-Accident reconstruction   
-Management and Human factor issues   
-Regulation enforcement   
-Regulation writing       

BUSINESS and FINANCE   
-New operation start-up programs   
-Salvage and turn-around programs   
-Forecasting, Marketing and Finance   
-Policy Manuals, Personnel selection   
-Employment and Union issues   
-Regulation enforcement (EEOC)   
-Contract disputes

MEDIATION and ARBITRATION   
-Business and Contract disputes   
-Labor and union issues   
-Regulation enforcement (EEOC, FAA)   
-Family, Divorce and Child Custody   
-Community and organizational disputes       

AIRPORT MANAGEMENT   
-Site Selection, Land Values, Zoning   
-Design, Environment Studies   
-Market Needs, Expansion Plans   
-Operations, Compliance, Security   
-Leases and Contracts

MANUFACTURING and SERVICE   
-Airplanes and helicopters   
-Aircraft simulation development   
-Air Carrier start-ups and operations   
-FBO, FAA Schools and Repair Stations   
-Paper products and Furniture industries       

EDUCATION   
-Curriculum development   
-Knowledge based testing  
-Teaching vs. learning   
-Pilot certification standards   
-FAA and VA Approved Schools

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