Airframe Powerplant Mechanic Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Airframe Powerplant Mechanic, Airframe Power Plant Mechanic, A&P, FAA Inspection, Commercial Pilot, Airframe Boeing, Airframe Maintenance, Airframe Helicopter, Airframe Aircraft, Airframe Aviation Safety, Airframe Airbus, Airframe,

Expert Witness No. 907


A&P Mechanic License, FAA Inspection Authorization
Commercial Pilot License (Rated ASEL, AMEL, ASES, Instruments, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, CFIH)

AME degree, Central New England College

Work Experience

1967 - 1981, United Airlines, Inc., Boston, MA, A&P Line Mechanic

Line Maintenance with Airworthiness Release Authority on Boeing 720, 727, 737-200, 747-100, Douglas DC6, DC8, DC10. Runup qualified on B737, 727, 747, DC8, DC10. Taxi qualified on B737, 727, DC8. Several commendations and Award of Merit. Maintenance Foreman, Charter Mechanic 1978-1981

1977-1991 Aviation Training Academy, Inc. Sterling, MA
President, Founder
First IRS-Certified tax-exempt flight school in the country. Authored flight training syllabi for helicopters, FAA-accepted progressive maintenance program for Robinson R22 helicopters. Obtained FAA Part 141 certification as well as V.A. and I.N.S. (foreign student) approval.

1991-1993 City Engines, Inc. Orange, MA
Chief Inspector, General Manager
Obtained FAA approval for Part 145 Certified Repair Station, including Inspection Procedures Manual. Supervised all aspects of repair and overhaul procedures.

1993-1994 Carnival Airlines Worcester, MA
Station and Maintenance Representative
Supervised all aspects of passenger service, ground handling, security, press relations as well as non-routine aircraft maintenance requirements.

Aircraft Maintenance Contractor
Provided line maintenance services for B737-300 and Airbus A300-B4 at Logan Airport for Taesa during charter season of 1996-1997, under contract with PDS Aviation. Provided liaison with local maintenance support contractor and FAA Air Carrier Office. Line maintenance support for various other airlines operating DC-9, DC-10, B747, B727, Airbus 300, 330 and Canadair RJ50 aircraft.

9/1996-10/1997 Carnival Air Lines/Pan American Boston & Dublin
Station Coordinator/ Maintenance Manager
Sole responsibility for all aspects of aircraft maintenance, ground handling and passenger service for Airbus A300B4 charter operation. RII authorized. Subsequently responsible for maintenance and ground handling of Airbus A300 European charter operation based in Dublin. Responsible for parts purchasing and logistics, vendor selection, contract negotiations. RII, supervised 5 A&P, 2 avionics techs.

12/97-12/2000 Airtran Airways Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Maintenance Supervisor
Responsible for organizing and overseeing crew of 10-12 A&P mechanics plus 2 Inspectors for night shift maintenance and inspection of 3-4 DC-9 and B717 aircraft.

12/2000-10/2005 Wyvern Consulting Ltd. Palmyra, NJ
Senior Maintenance Auditor - Director of Maintenance
Evaluate maintenance, quality assurance and safety programs at FAR 135, 125 and 121 operators. Also evaluate corporate flight departments. (IS-BAO certified auditor) Wrote audit program checklists and procedures. Supervised up to 10 contract aviation safety auditors. Provide expert witness testimony in state, federal and arbitration actions.

11/2005 - Present Solatec Corporation Greenville, NH
Developing alternative energy systems, including solar and electric aircraft (US Patent No. 7,278,607)
Developing boundary-layer turbine for wind, vapor and dynamic water power generation. (US Patents Pending)


1964 – 1967 Spartan School of Aeronautics Tulsa, OK
FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mrechanic
Top of class, hired by United Air Lines two months prior to graduation.

1963-1971 Central New England College Worcester, MA
AME, (Business Administration minor)
Mechanical engineering major with strong minor studies in business administration. Received degree after years of night and part-time studies.

Professional memberships

Former member of Maintenance Committee, NATA. Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Assn, MENSA. Member of Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), Board of Directors, 2001-2006

Community Activities

Former Massachusetts Justice of the Peace, Former member Sterling Municipal Electric Light Board (9 yrs.) Sterling Republican Town Committee

Patents & Publications

Available Upon Request

Awards Received

United Airlines Award of Merit, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Maintenance Technician of the Year Award.