Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of aviation & aerospace expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on aviation & aerospace and related issues. Aviation & aerospace expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these aviation & aerospace expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Human Factors, Pilot Training, Airline Pilot, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing, Pilot Error, Accident Investigation, Air Carrier Access Act, Aircraft Safety, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Airplane, Aviation & Aerospace, Business Practices, Crew Resource Management, and General Aviation.

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Brian D. Rudin, M.D., CFI/I Brian D. Rudin, M.D., Inc.

Arizona
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Aviation & Aerospace - Specialist in Neck pain, Back pain, disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar spine, disc problems, spinal cord, dural tear, fusion, disc replacement, pedicle screws, auto accidents, aviation accidents and personal injury cases.
Dr. Rudin is an actively practicing and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, with a fellowship in Spinal Surgery. He completed medical school and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California at Los Angeles. Fellowship in complex spinal disorders was completed in 2005 under the direction of Dr. Rick Delamarter. He has been in private practice for 17 years. Currently he is serving as the Vice Chief of Orthopedics at a level 2 trauma center. His practice is 100% dedicated to spine care. Online reviews by patients are 5 stars. He is willing to travel both within California and neighboring states. (Licensed in CA and NV) Dr. Rudin is also a commercial pilot and certificated flight instructor (CFI).

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...

Bert Botta, General Aviation, Airline/Corporate Captain/Aviation Expert Botta Aviation Expert

Petaluma, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Human Factors - General Aviation Accidents, Loss of Control, 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 September 27, 2022: Captain Botta has 35 years of Aviation Experience with a General Aviation background, as an International Airline and Corporate Pilot and 10 years in Private Practice as a former Licensed Professional Counselor and Group Leader. Aviation Expert Witness Experience: • SEAK Expert Witness Directory, 12/21 • SEAK Expert Witness Training, 2/22 • Wrongful death case settled, 7/26/22 • 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 case before, and you (and the aerobatic expert you ...

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...

Artemas Kit Darby, III KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC

California
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...

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 director at an aerospace manufacturer, overseeing the investigation of aircraft accidents, urgent field anomalies, field bulletins, and failure trending. 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 Engineeri...

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...

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...

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 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). 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 is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

Brian D. Rudin, M.D., CFI/I Brian D. Rudin, M.D., Inc.

Westlake Village, California
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Aviation & Aerospace - Specialist in Neck pain, Back pain, disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar spine, disc problems, spinal cord, dural tear, fusion, disc replacement, pedicle screws, auto accidents, aviation accidents and personal injury cases.
Dr. Rudin is an actively practicing and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, with a fellowship in Spinal Surgery. He completed medical school and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California at Los Angeles. Fellowship in complex spinal disorders was completed in 2005 under the direction of Dr. Rick Delamarter. He has been in private practice for 17 years. Currently he is serving as the Vice Chief of Orthopedics at a level 2 trauma center. His practice is 100% dedicated to spine care. Online reviews by patients are 5 stars. He is willing to travel both within California and neighboring states. (Licensed in CA and NV) Dr. Rudin is also a commercial pilot and certificated flight instructor (CFI).

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...

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE BEAR INC.

San Francisco, California
Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Material Characterization and Testing, Material Properties, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, 3D printing, Automotive, Slip Trip & Fall, Warnings & Labels, Oil and Gas, Product Development, Laboratories & Testing
Mingxi is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California with expertise in materials development and mechanical engineering across a broad range of industries. With a specialty in metallurgy, fracture mechanics and failure analysis, she has experience in materials testing and process development in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Prior to joining Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., she held engineering roles at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and other early-stage startups, where she worked on integrating Mil, ASTM, ISO, and NASA specifications into the product development process during transitions from R&D to production. In addition to knowledge of traditional materials and processing methods, she has developed characterization methods for additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric materials. Her skills take a big picture approach, centering on the intersection of materials science and mechanical design, among other fields. Projects have inclu...

Glenn Armellino, MS, PE Armellino Engineering, LLC

Norwalk, Connecticut
Aviation & Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering - stress, stress analysis, structures, fatigue, composites, metals, metallic, airframe, finite element modeling, fea, fem, design, testing, structural testing, damage tolerance, crack growth, vibration analysis, report, structural failures, FAA, FAR, patent, infringement, intellectual property, IP
Armellino Engineering is an independent consulting firm with a focus in structural engineering for the aerospace industry. We provide expert testimony and advisory services on legal and liability matters concerning aviation investigations, accidents, mechanical failures and disasters. We also assist with patents, patent infringement and intellectual property. We bring over 35 years of experience to the table and offer a variety of engineering services with a specialty in static and fatigue structural failure on metallic and composite structures, loss mitigation, vibration studies and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA). We can assist in airframe analysis, engine failure, landing gear and actuation, stress corrosion, faulty maintenance and the design and critique of virtually any test plan from development to flight certification. We are power users of Catia, Femap and NASTRAN. Glenn Armellino, founder and licensed Professional Engineer, received his training by working for t...

Kodey B. Bogart KB Solutions, LLC.

Melbourne, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Helicopter Air Ambulance, Aviation Law Enforcement, Aviation Safety Management Systems
Vastly experienced pilot, aviation safety professional, and aviation expert. Involved in teaching numerous aspects of helicopter flight and safety management systems. Former United States Army Warrant Officer and Aviator flying the Blackhawk during medical evacuation missions. Decorated Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran receiving two Air Medals and a Sikorsky Rescue Award. One semester remaining for a Master of Science, Aviation Safety Degree concentrating on safety management systems (4.0 GPA). Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aeronautics with a minor in Helicopter Safety. Extensive experience in aviation operations, including aviation safety, flight training, maintenance test flights, helicopter air ambulance, and aviation law enforcement with over 2,400 hours of accident-free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials, including Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rotorcraft, FAA Certified Flight...

Keith M. Cianfrani, Ed.D, (abd), MAS, CRSP Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC

The Villages, Florida
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...

Artemas Kit Darby, III KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC

Florida
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...

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 services in matters related to damaged aircraft values, aircraft appraisal, and aircraft operations. 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 30 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 in litigation, the Apprai...

Artemas Kit Darby, III 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...

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

Fayetteville , 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. 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-Riddle...

Brian D. Rudin, M.D., CFI/I Brian D. Rudin, M.D., Inc.

Nevada
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Aviation & Aerospace - Specialist in Neck pain, Back pain, disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar spine, disc problems, spinal cord, dural tear, fusion, disc replacement, pedicle screws, auto accidents, aviation accidents and personal injury cases.
Dr. Rudin is an actively practicing and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, with a fellowship in Spinal Surgery. He completed medical school and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California at Los Angeles. Fellowship in complex spinal disorders was completed in 2005 under the direction of Dr. Rick Delamarter. He has been in private practice for 17 years. Currently he is serving as the Vice Chief of Orthopedics at a level 2 trauma center. His practice is 100% dedicated to spine care. Online reviews by patients are 5 stars. He is willing to travel both within California and neighboring states. (Licensed in CA and NV) Dr. Rudin is also a commercial pilot and certificated flight instructor (CFI).

Shawn A Pruchnicki, PhD Human Factors Investigation and Education

Columbus, Ohio
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Accident investigation, human error, accident causation, airline pilot, jet & airline operations, aircraft safety, airport safety, aircraft operations, flight instructor, flight
Shawn Pruchnicki Ph.D, RPh, ATP, CFII, MEI Shawn currently a professor at The Ohio State University where he teaches aviation safety, human factors, accident investigation and complex aircraft operation for the Department of Aviation. He also serves as the department’s research coordinator. Other teaching responsibilities have included teaching cognitive engineering for the Industrial Systems Engineering Department and clinical toxicology for the College of Pharmacy. Shawn also owns his owes consulting business/company - Human Factors Investigation and Education. Prior to coming to OSU, he flew as a Captain with Comair Airlines (Delta Connection) for 10 years flying the Canadair CL-65 regional jetliner. He has over 4,300 hours of flight time of which 2,900 is turbojet and has a type rating in the CRJ in addition to both ATP multi and commercial single engine cert. He is also a CFI, CFII and MEI and has given approximately 600 hours of flight instruction. Shawn was extensively invo...

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 40 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,...

Artemas Kit Darby, III KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC

Texas
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...

Bonnie Hayes Access 382

Double Oak, Texas
Aviation & Aerospace, Developmental Disabilities - Air Carrier Access Act, Airline policy and procedures, Special service requests (SSR); wheelchairs, seating, Covid-19 exceptions. etc., Service and Support Animals, Complaint Resolution Official (CRO) Program, Safety Assistants, Accessible services in airports and onboard, Mobility device handling
After a near forty-year career with American Airlines, Bonnie Hayes has invaluable insight into and experience with the air travel industry. Her thorough knowledge of the Air Carrier Access Act, combined with an extensive background in airline policy and procedure, positioned her as an Expert Witness for American Airlines’ from 2018-2021. Bonnie is an Aviation Accessibility Consultant and founder/owner of Access 382. She specializes in the ACAA (CFR Title 14, Chapter II, Subchapter D, Part 382) including: airline requirements for special service requests (SSRs); physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities; Service and Emotional Support Animals; seating accommodations; accessible services in airports; Airport Agent policy and procedures; wheelchair and aisle chair services; boarding, deplaning and connecting assistance; pet relief areas; accessible services onboard; Flight Attendant policy and procedures; accessible lavatories; onboard wheelchairs; passenger medical equipmen...

Floyd McConnell, PE, 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...

James J. Lilje, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI

Vashon, Washington
Aviation & Aerospace - Pilot Training, Pilot Evaluation, Flight Planning, Flight Evaluation, Airplane Flight Risk Assessment, Flight Risk Mitigation, Extended Overwater Flight, ETOPS, Performance Based Navigation, PBN, Required Navigation Performance, RNP, Cat. II & III Approaches, Technically Advanced Aircraft, TAA
I am a pilot and flight instructor with over fifty years of experience in military, airline, air ambulance, air taxi and general aviation. Since 2007 I have worked primarily as a flight instructor. I teach and evaluate flying skills and judgment to pilots at all levels from beginners to the highly experienced. I am very successful at teaching complex flying concepts to people who have little or no previous knowledge. I hold an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (the highest pilot license) and a Gold Seal Flight Instructor Certificate issued by the FAA. The Gold Seal recognizes the high first time pass rate of my students when they take their FAA fight check for a new rating. I have 19,000 flight hours which includes over 3400 hours of instruction given.
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