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JOHN E COCHRAN, PhD, JD, PE Eaglemark, Inc.

Auburn, Alabama
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Intellectual Property, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Helicopters, Airplanes, Products Liability, Accident Reconstruction, Technology, Segways, Spacecraft, Missiles
President and CEO, Eaglemark, Inc, Professor and Head)Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Professional Engineer, Attorney at Law (Alabama). Thirty plus years experience in aircraft (airplanes and helicopters) accident reconstruction, products liability, Segways,and intellectual property.
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Ethan J Baughman, M.D. Ph.D. Ethan J. Baughman M.D. Inc, A Medical Corporation

Thousand Oaks, California
Plastic Surgery, Aviation & Aerospace - Immunology, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Revision, Gynecomastia, Brow Lift, Chin Augmentation, Ear Surgery, Eyelid Lift, Facelift, Facial Fat Grafting, Neck Lift, Neck Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, After Weight Loss Surgery, Arm Lift, BOTOX
Dr. Baughman has received years of plastic surgery training in comprehensive plastic surgical and nonsurgical care of the face, breast, and body. Following in the footsteps of his parents and older brothers, Dr. Baughman started his higher education at Kansas State University where he was mentored by distinguished professor and accomplished lipid biologist Dr. Ruth Welti. Dr. Baughman graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Baughman then accepted a position in an elite program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he earned his medical doctorate (M.D.) along with his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.). His doctoral thesis, "CD8+ T cells in multiple sclerosis," was done under the supervision of hematopathologist Dr. Nitin Karandikar. Dr. Baughman gained interest in plastic surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Rod Rohrich, Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, and Dr. Jeffrey Janis. Dr. Baughman then accepted a position in the integrated plastic su...
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W. Dan Cerkan Balefire Safety Systems, Inc.

Carlsbad, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Helicopter, Fixed Wing, Pilot Error, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Flight Operations, Pilot Training, Aviation Accidents, Crew Resource Management, Maintenance, Utility Aviation Safety, Helicopter Tours, Safety & Operations Audits
Vastly experienced pilot and aviation expert. Involved in over 100 accident investigations, produced numerous client specific safety management systems, consulted on aviation operations, and performed full system audits on fixed wing and rotary wing companies. Retired USMC Officer who served as U.S. Presidential Pilot for George W. Bush (HMX- 1/Marine One). Decorated combat veteran. Multiple Iraq tours including 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, dual concentrations in Aviation Safety Systems and Human Factors, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Graduated with Distinction (4.0 GPA). Extensive experience in aviation operations and aircraft maintenance. Dual-rated rotary wing and fixed wing pilot with over 3,700 hours of accident free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials including ATP rotorcraft, military flight instructor, Crew Resource Management Instructor, and Night Systems Familiarization Instructor to name a few. Ext...
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Justin Jaussi, MS, PE Jaussi Aviation Consulting

San Diego, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Aircraft accident investigation, pilot procedures and regulations, human factors, failure analysis, aviation research
Mr. Jaussi has a unique combination of expertise as an aircraft accident investigator, an engineer, and a pilot. He has more than 20 years of experience in aviation and has participated in more than 100 aircraft accident investigations, including manned and remotely piloted aircraft. He is currently an engineering manager at an aerospace manufacturer, overseeing the investigation of aircraft accidents and urgent field anomalies. He previously was a pilot specialist and aircraft accident investigator for AvSafe, LLC, and the Aviation Safety Program Manager for the flight training department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus. He also served as the Aviation Safety Officer in two U.S. Navy flight squadrons. Mr. Jaussi is a former U.S. Navy pilot and instructor pilot, flew for a major airline, and is a current general aviation pilot. Additional qualifications: Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Mechanical Engineering FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Mu...
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Anthony G Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Automotive - Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Failure Investigation, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Flight controls systems design, Human Factors, Hazardous Operations, DOD Secret Top Secret eligible, Space Vehicle Design, Fact Finding Event Reconstruction, Throttle Control, ABS
Anthony Micale brings over 32 years of aerospace and automotive engineering experience, including rigorous failure analysis. He is part of the Micale Partners expert witness team. He is currently employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on flight safety and mission assurance. Anthony is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues. Over his career he has conducted numerous analyses for root cause to determine failures attributed to design flaws, human error, human workload, improper manufacturing and inadequate maintenance. He has designed aircraft sys...
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JOHN E COCHRAN, PhD, JD, PE Eaglemark, Inc.

Auburn, Alabama
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Intellectual Property, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Helicopters, Airplanes, Products Liability, Accident Reconstruction, Technology, Segways, Spacecraft, Missiles
President and CEO, Eaglemark, Inc, Professor and Head)Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Professional Engineer, Attorney at Law (Alabama). Thirty plus years experience in aircraft (airplanes and helicopters) accident reconstruction, products liability, Segways,and intellectual property.
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Ethan J Baughman, M.D. Ph.D. Ethan J. Baughman M.D. Inc, A Medical Corporation

Thousand Oaks, California
Plastic Surgery, Aviation & Aerospace - Immunology, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Revision, Gynecomastia, Brow Lift, Chin Augmentation, Ear Surgery, Eyelid Lift, Facelift, Facial Fat Grafting, Neck Lift, Neck Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, After Weight Loss Surgery, Arm Lift, BOTOX
Dr. Baughman has received years of plastic surgery training in comprehensive plastic surgical and nonsurgical care of the face, breast, and body. Following in the footsteps of his parents and older brothers, Dr. Baughman started his higher education at Kansas State University where he was mentored by distinguished professor and accomplished lipid biologist Dr. Ruth Welti. Dr. Baughman graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Baughman then accepted a position in an elite program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he earned his medical doctorate (M.D.) along with his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.). His doctoral thesis, "CD8+ T cells in multiple sclerosis," was done under the supervision of hematopathologist Dr. Nitin Karandikar. Dr. Baughman gained interest in plastic surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Rod Rohrich, Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, and Dr. Jeffrey Janis. Dr. Baughman then accepted a position in the integrated plastic su...
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W. Dan Cerkan Balefire Safety Systems, Inc.

Carlsbad, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Helicopter, Fixed Wing, Pilot Error, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Flight Operations, Pilot Training, Aviation Accidents, Crew Resource Management, Maintenance, Utility Aviation Safety, Helicopter Tours, Safety & Operations Audits
Vastly experienced pilot and aviation expert. Involved in over 100 accident investigations, produced numerous client specific safety management systems, consulted on aviation operations, and performed full system audits on fixed wing and rotary wing companies. Retired USMC Officer who served as U.S. Presidential Pilot for George W. Bush (HMX- 1/Marine One). Decorated combat veteran. Multiple Iraq tours including 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, dual concentrations in Aviation Safety Systems and Human Factors, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Graduated with Distinction (4.0 GPA). Extensive experience in aviation operations and aircraft maintenance. Dual-rated rotary wing and fixed wing pilot with over 3,700 hours of accident free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials including ATP rotorcraft, military flight instructor, Crew Resource Management Instructor, and Night Systems Familiarization Instructor to name a few. Ext...
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Justin Jaussi, MS, PE Jaussi Aviation Consulting

San Diego, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Aircraft accident investigation, pilot procedures and regulations, human factors, failure analysis, aviation research
Mr. Jaussi has a unique combination of expertise as an aircraft accident investigator, an engineer, and a pilot. He has more than 20 years of experience in aviation and has participated in more than 100 aircraft accident investigations, including manned and remotely piloted aircraft. He is currently an engineering manager at an aerospace manufacturer, overseeing the investigation of aircraft accidents and urgent field anomalies. He previously was a pilot specialist and aircraft accident investigator for AvSafe, LLC, and the Aviation Safety Program Manager for the flight training department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus. He also served as the Aviation Safety Officer in two U.S. Navy flight squadrons. Mr. Jaussi is a former U.S. Navy pilot and instructor pilot, flew for a major airline, and is a current general aviation pilot. Additional qualifications: Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Mechanical Engineering FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Mu...
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Anthony G Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Automotive - Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Failure Investigation, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Flight controls systems design, Human Factors, Hazardous Operations, DOD Secret Top Secret eligible, Space Vehicle Design, Fact Finding Event Reconstruction, Throttle Control, ABS
Anthony Micale brings over 32 years of aerospace and automotive engineering experience, including rigorous failure analysis. He is part of the Micale Partners expert witness team. He is currently employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on flight safety and mission assurance. Anthony is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues. Over his career he has conducted numerous analyses for root cause to determine failures attributed to design flaws, human error, human workload, improper manufacturing and inadequate maintenance. He has designed aircraft sys...
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Paul J Micale, Airline Pilot, Helicopter Pilot, MS, BA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Transportation - Airline Pilot Military Pilot Aviation Pilot Army Aviator Army Pilot Flight Operations Helicopter Pilot Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment Human Factors Crew resource management FAR 121 Pilot FAR Part 121 Pilot FAR 135 Pilot FAR Part 135 Pilot Flight safety Aircraft safety Crewmember fatigue
Paul Micale is an active airline pilot with 26 years of flight experience 13 of which are under FAR Part 121. He has over 7200 flight hours with multiple ratings. Paul is a decorated veteran being forward deployed as a combat pilot with the US Army during 7 years of active duty. His career includes continued service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves where he has been a pilot and commander of flight units. As a military pilot he has flown fixed and rotary wing helicopter aircraft. His education and experience emphasizes flight operations and safety. He is part of the Micale Partners team. Paul is a licensed civilian Airline Transport Pilot with type rating as Pilot in Command and is currently employed by American Eagle Airlines as a CRJ-700 Pilot and First Officer in the Canadair Regional Jet aircraft with 65 seat occupancy. He is FAA certified for CAT II instrument approaches and to fly in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. He is type rated for thi...
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Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 5 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with di...
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Keith M. Bransky, ASA Jet Appraisal Corporation

Atlanta, Georgia
Aviation & Aerospace, Appraisal & Valuation - Aircraft Appraisal, Aircraft Valuation, Aviation Appraisal, Aircraft Damage, Damaged Aircraft Values, Aircraft Insurance, Appraisal Review, Airplane, Helicopter, Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Corporate Jet Values, Aviation Consulting
Keith Bransky provides expert witness and consulting services in matters related to aircraft appraisal, aircraft maintenance, and damaged aircraft repair. He specializes in matters involving: the appraisal of corporate jet and turboprop aircraft; diminution-in-value cases resulting from damage to aircraft; aircraft maintenance and repair issues. For 28 years, Keith has appraised aircraft from manufacturers including: Gulfstream; Dassault; Bombardier; Boeing; Lear; Cessna; Bell; Beech; Cirrus; Honda; Piper; Pilatus; Piaggio; Mitsubishi; Hawker; Sikorsky. His client base includes: attorneys; financial institutions; insurance companies; government agencies; public companies; private owners. Keith is recognized by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (Aviation Specific Discipline). Keith is also accredited by the ASA (ARM-MTS) to formally review aircraft appraisals performed by third-party appraisers for adherence to USPAP standards. When used i...
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Artemas Kit Darby KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC

Peachtree City, Georgia
Aviation & Aerospace, Employment - pilot, airline pilot, military pilot, corporate pilot, pilot divorce, pilot career, pilot selection, pilot training, pilot pay, pilot benefits, pilot retirement, pilot job, airline pilot career value, pilot career earnings, pilot wrongful termination, pilot injury, pilot death, pilot career delay
Worldwide, Mr. Darby is recognized as an expert in US pilot hiring, pilot selection, pilot supply and demand forecasting, and interview preparation including: testing, simulator evaluations, medical exams and personnel interviews. He is regularly quoted in the national media - newspapers, magazines, and on television, including The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, New York Times, Flying Magazine, AOPA Pilot, Airline Pilot Magazine, Time Magazine, Business Week, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more. He is the president of KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC in Peachtree City, GA. KitDarby.com provides pilot career consulting to individual pilots, flight schools, government agencies, investment firms, and both domestic and international airlines. The company also provides litigation support for pilots that are delayed, injured, or have been involved in a fatal accident to determine potential lost career values and earnings capacity. CIVIL ATP: S&MEL Land (B-717/27...
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Jason Zilberbrand, ASA, CAA, ISA AM, AOA AM, MRAeS VREF Aircraft Value Reference, Appraisal & Expert Witness Services

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Aviation & Aerospace, Appraisal & Valuation - Business aviation transactions, Breach of contract disputes, Corporate breach of contract, Back to back disputes, Agent agreements, Aircraft valuation, valuation standards, Aircraft diminution of value, Engine and Aiframe maintenance programs, Turbine engine preservation and storage, resale.
27 years as an aviation professional, Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the Association of Online Appraisers (AOA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the Appraisers National Association (ANA), aircraft broker, inventorying dealer, acquisition agent, aircraft owner, aircraft operator, contract negotiator, consultant, teacher, conference speaker, and author. He has qualified as an expert witness in Federal and State Court. He has 15 years’ experience as an inventory aircraft dealer with a 300-million-dollar credit facility, and over 4.5 billion in aircraft transactions. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a Board Member of the American Society of Appraisers Chicago Chapter 033 and GLADA. He frequently performs appraisal reviews, peer reviews related to aircraft appraisal. Wo...
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Helen Zienkievicz, APRN-CNP Cabin Safety Consultants

Moore, Oklahoma
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Air Carrier Access Act, Flight Attendant Emergency Procedures, Training and Program Development, Investigation of Inflight Cabin Emergencies; medical incidents, turbulence, evacuations, fire, etc., Passenger/Cabin Crew Illness/Injury, Threat Error Management, Safety Management Systems, Human Factors
Expert witness, consultant, program developer, trainer and internationally recognized speaker on commercial airline flight attendant and gate personnel training, performance, safety and FAA regulatory compliance. More than 34 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry; holding such positions as: Manager of Health, Safety and Security for Inflight Division, Senior Inflight Safety Investigator, Emergency Procedures Instructor for pilots and flight attendants, Station Manager, flight attendant and customer service supervisor. Other aviation roles included Chairperson of an FAA supported Aviation Safety Action Program for flight attendants, member of the Air Transport Association (A4A)Cabin Operations Committee and co-developer of Passenger Incident Review Committee process for a major global airline. Has provided expert witness, consultation services, reports and testimony for both plaintiff and defense cases and spoken at several Annual World Aviation Training Symposiums,...
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Keith M. Cianfrani, Ed.D, (abd), MAS, CRSP Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Aviation & Aerospace, Accident Reconstruction - Aviation Accident Investigation, Risk Management, Human Factors, Safety Management Systems (SMS), Aviation Safety Auditing,Flight Data Monitoring,
Keith M Cianfrani, Ed.D. (abd), MAS, CRSP, President/CEO, Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC is a company designed to assist the aviation community with precise and specific safety consulting. Our clients include insurance companies, Part 135 and Part 91 aviation operators, aviation flight schools, aircraft production companies, and law firms. Keith is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 35 years of aviation experience. He is a master army aviator, aviation safety officer, commercial pilot, instructor pilot and was an accident investigator for the U.S. Army Safety Center. He is rated in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. As a safety officer, Keith has managed safety programs in organizations with over 100 aircraft stationed throughout 5 states. Keith is is an a safety and accident investigation instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also writes the Safety and Training Column for Rotor and Wing Magazine. Keith is a certified...
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Floyd McConnell, PEng, MBA Revital Air LLC

Fate, Texas
Business Operations, Aviation & Aerospace - International Business Development, International Trade, International Arms Trade, Manufacturing, Environmental and safety compliance, Plant Management, Business Practices, Corporate Investigations, Business Practices, Business Administration
Mr. McConnell is a business leader with significant domestic and international business and experience in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense industry. He has held positions of Vice President and General Manager, VP of Aviation Solutions, and VP of Business Development as well as other senior positions for various large international manufacturing and defense firms such as BAE Systems, GKN Aerospace, L-3 Harris, and Raytheon. His portfolio included commercial and military operations and customers in Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the United States. These businesses involved highly engineered products with software, hardware, aircraft design, certification both FAA and military, production and delivery as a prime contractor and supplier. He has set up supply chains, managed manufacturing plants, and production lines for businesses in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple locations within the United States. He has been engag...
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