General Aviation Expert Witnesses

General aviation 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 general aviation. The general aviation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Animations, Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering, Human Factors, Safety, and Software Engineering.

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
Current December 16, 2022: 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 • 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 and the flight. Without your expertise, we wouldn’t have been so successful. Again, I want to thank you for your time on this case. I’ve not handled an aviation...

Michael R. Henderson XL Aviation

Livermore, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Aircraft Accident, Aircraft Incident, Aircraft Crash, Plane Crash, Aviation Safety, General Aviation, GA, Aviation, Flight, FAA, NTSB, FSDO, AOPA, Pilot Training, Flight School, Aircraft Maintenance, Crash Forensics, Aircraft Safety, Cessna, Cirrus, Bonanza, Piper, Beechcraft, Champion, Extra, Pitts
Current Flight School & Aircraft Lease Business Owner, Physicist with over 50 years of critical problem solving experience providing General Aviation Aircraft and Pilot Training. Expert in determining the critical factors that determine all manner of aviation outcomes connecting pilot capability, training, emotional fitness, state of being and the relevant relationships between pilot, machine and environment. Inventor and builder of key technologies. Sought technical resource focused on FAA requirements, historical trends, aircraft capabilities as well as current pilot training and behavior characteristics relevant to critical performance cause and effect. Skilled and experienced in critical state of the art problem solving techniques developed for and used by NASA, Boeing, IBM, Intel, Apple and Others.....Expert Pilot & Physicist. Cause and Effect Master, Clear and Concise Reporting.

Wayne B Norris Norris Associates

Santa Barbara, California
Animations, Software Engineering - Computer Forensics, Physics, Video animations, Technology Valuations, General Aviation, Foreign outsourcing, Engineering best practices, Dark Web, Cybercrime
Our firm delivers astonishingly accurate and compelling forensic animations in cases of murders, officer involved shootings, automobile crashes, building collapses, assaults, accidents, bullet trajectory reconstructions, and mechanical failures. We also do financial evaluations of technology, including cases involving software copyright infringement, patent infringement, and company valuations. In addition, we do cases involving aviation accidents, including forensic analysis of autopilot and GPS data, pilot responsibilities, weather factors, and external factors such as runway surface and obstructions. The call is always free, the response is always fast, the science is always bulletproof, the work output is always legendary, and the rates are always affordable. As a group of laboratory physicists, software experts, and animation experts, our motto is "BECAUSE ACCURACY MATTERS".

Ross S Sagun, ATP Sagun Aviation Consulting

Benicia, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Human Factors - Decision Making, Airline Operations, General Aviation, Training, FAR’s, Incident Investigation, Operations, Compliance, Pilot Error, Crew Performance, Pilot Fatigue, Crew Resource Management (CRM), Situational Awareness, Turbulence Injuries, Passenger Disruptions, Navigation and Communications
Highly experienced recently retired airline pilot and aviation safety representative with more than 50 years of flight experience and approximately 30,000 domestic and international flight hours in both major airline and general aviation aircraft Former air traffic controller, international air safety representative involved in aviation rulemaking, flight instructor, general aviation aircraft owner and operator FAA licensed pilot since 1972 Experienced major-airline captain for 28 years, 19 years as captain in widebody aircraft Areas of expertise include Federal Air Regulations (FAR) Part 121 airline and air traffic control operational safety issues, flight operations, standard operating procedures, regulatory and flight operations manual compliance, crew performance and coordination, cockpit-related human factors issues, crew resource management, turbulence injuries, procedural compliance, aircraft limitations, navigation and communications procedures, and best practices Extensiv...

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, large 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-R...