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Aviation Airframe Power Plant Mechanic Litigation Expert Witness

Aviation Airframe Power Plant Mechanic Litigation Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Aircraft, aviation, airframe, power plant, airframe mechanic, power plant mechanic, inspection authorization, fixed wing, helicopter, pilot, flight operations, maintenance repair, airline transport pilot, airplane multi engine land, commercial airplane single engine land, single engine sea, commercial rotorcraft helicopter, certified flight instructor, airplane mechanic, airworthiness, crash

Personal Information:

Citizenship: US

My extensive, diversified background in aviation has given me the foundation of a broad knowledge base affording me the necessary skills to efficiently research and compile supporting documentation in regard to legal cases requiring expert opinion.

My 30+ years working in the aviation profession has included the following positions:
Flight operations under FAR Part 91, 135, 133 and 121 as Pilot in Command, Chief Pilot, Training Captain, Director of Operations and General Manager in both fixed and rotary wing (helicopter) aircraft.

Maintenance and Repair under Part 43, 91, 135 and 145 Repair Station as Mechanic, Director of Maintenance, and Chief Inspector in both fixed and rotary wing (helicopter) aircraft.

Manufacturing approved aircraft parts as a Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) under Part 21 as President, Chief Inspector and Engineering Manager.

Consultant for documentation preparation for FAR regulatory compliance including Part 135 Operating specifications (Op Specs), Letters of Compliance (LOC), Operations Manuals, Training Manuals, Repair Station Manuals, etc.

Consulting for the legal sector including opinion letters and Expert Witness, both testifying and non-testifying.

Licenses, Certificates and Ratings:

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Airplane Multi-engine Land (MEL)
Commercial Airplane Single-engine Land (SEL) and Single-engine Sea (SES)
Commercial Rotorcraft-Helicopter
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A & P)
Inspection Authorization (IA)

Aircraft Flight Time:
Total Time     8500+
Turbine     2000+
MEL         3100+
SES         1000+
Actual IFR     1000+
Helicopter     1500+

Positions Held:

Pilot Part 121 Large four engine Transport Category Aircraft
Chief Pilot Part 135
Training Captain Part 135
Check Airmen Part 135
Captain in multi-pilot aircraft Part 135
Chief Inspector Part 145 Repair Station
Maintenance Manager Part 145 Repair Station
Chief Inspector/Engineer PMA STC manufacturer
Director of Maintenance Part 135
General Manager both fixed wing and helicopter
Director of Operations Part 135

Above positions include:
Reciprocating and Turbine Engine aircraft
Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce turbine engine aircraft
Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing aircraft


•    Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, General Academics
•    Anchorage College, Anchorage, AK, Aviation Technology
•    Pratt & Whitney, L.A., CA, PT6 Turbine Engine Heavy Maintenance Training Program
•    Flight Safety International, TX, Simulator training in the Saab SF340 aircraft
•    Flight Safety International, FL, Recurrent simulator training in Lockheed L-382 (C-130 Hercules)

Professional Memberships:

AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots of America)
EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
SPA (Seaplane Pilots Association)
CPA (Cessna Pilots Association)
PHPA (Professional Helicopter Pilots Association)
PAMA (Professional Aviation Maintenance Association)
AMT Society (Aircraft Maintenance Technician)
RedStar Pilots Association

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