Captain William H. Highsmith, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Habersham Aviation Consulting, LLC
  • Phone: (470) 240-1903

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Aviation & Aerospace and Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

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


BS, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

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 25 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 Aeronautical University with Minor in Air Traffic Control. Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. Expert pilot with three decades of accident-free flying with zero violations. Flown over 40 different aircraft types and variants. Delta Air Lines Chairman’s Club honoree, Delta’s most exclusive and highest employee award.