Airline Expert Witnesses

Airline expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on airline. The airline expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Aviation & Aerospace, Human Factors, and Safety.

Bert Botta, Aviation Expert: General Aviation, Airline/Corporate Captain, ALPA Pro Stds Botta Aviation Expert

Petaluma, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Human Factors - General Aviation, Airline, Corporate Accidents, Pilot Error, CFIT, Unintended Flight in IMC, Low Altitude Accidents, Power Plant Failure, Human Factors, Flight Crew Performance, Safety Culture, Pilot Fatigue, Pilot Performance, Emotional Intelligence, Corporate Flight Crews, Flight Crew Psychology
March 20, 2023: "Our system is broken!" I'm working on my second 'wrong surface' event in less than a year! 2 aircraft line up on the same runway and collide on final approach!" In addition to Captain Botta's 35 years of Aviation Experience with a General Aviation background, as an International Airline and Corporate Pilot, he has 10 years experience in Private Practice as a former Licensed Professional Counselor and Group Leader. Aviation Expert Experience: • Wrong-surface event, current 11/22 - 3/23 • Wrongful death case, 7/22 • SEAK Expert Witness Training, 2/22 • SEAK Expert Witness Directory, 12/21 • Recent cases opined on: pilot competency, pilot incapacity, medical issues "Bert, I am pleased to report that we resolved the case yesterday with a positive (yet confidential result). The information you provided for the case allowed my clients and me to show the defense that we were worthy adversaries and knew what should have been done and what hadn’t been done in training an...

Captain William H. Highsmith, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI Habersham Aviation Consulting, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Aeronautical Decision Making, Airline, General Aviation, Pilot Training, 141, 61, 121, Supplemental Operations, TSA, Charter, Incident Accident Investigation, Aviation Management, Airline Operations Management, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, Certified Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine, Airplane, Pilot Error
Delta Air Lines Pilot, 2007-Present. Current Airbus A319/A320/A321 Captain. Aviation safety, pilot, pilot training, pilot examination, pilot error, aviation security/TSA, and airline operations management expert. Over three decades aviation experience, including 23 years as 14 C.F.R. Part 121 Airline Pilot, Instructor, and Proficiency Check Pilot. Extensive experience in pilot training and examination, airline and general aviation, jet, turboprop, and piston. Author of several major airline pilot training programs, operations and training manuals, and testing. Extensive experience in supplemental operation mission approval, security and TSA compliance, aircraft ground operations, airport analysis, major airline operations management, incident management, and accident investigation. Conducted over 1,000 Delta pilot training and checking events, with expert cross-examination by current Airline Transport Pilots. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle ...