Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witnesses in California

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: Aircraft Safety, Faa, Human Factors, Manufacturing, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Airline Pilot, Aviation & Aerospace, Aviation Safety, Engineering, Failure Analysis, General Aviation, Military Pilot, Pilot Error, Pilot Training, and 3 D Printing.

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

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 50 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 3500 hours of instruction given. Current flight instructor, Galvin Flight Training. • I give flight instruction for all pilot ratings from Private Pilot through Airline Transport Pilot. • I am a stage check instructor for all Part 141 and Part 61 courses taught at ...

Michael R. Henderson XL Aviation

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. Most recent cases: Desiree Horton v OCFA et al

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, IMR
Dr. Baughman is American board-certified plastic surgeon, Faculty of the American College of Surgeons, Independent Medical Reviewer, FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner, and 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 ...

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

Petaluma, California
Aviation & Aerospace, Human Factors - Aviation Crash, Airline & General Aviation, Flight Crew Error, Flight Training, Airplane Crash, Aviation Safety, InFlight Emergency, FAA, Maintenance Negligence, Crash Investigation, Aircraft Safety, Corporate Jet Accidents, Pilot Error, Controlled Flight Into Terrain, Loss of Control, Weather
July, 2023: "2 aircraft line up to land on the same runway and collide on final approach! 4 souls lost. FAA calls these 'wrong surface events.' The ATC system is fractured and needs fixing!" Captain Botta has 35 years of Aviation Experience as an International Airline and Corporate Jet Captain with a General Aviation background. He also has 10 years experience in Private Practice as a former Licensed Professional Counselor. • Whistleblower case, Major Jet Charter company, 3/24 • Sky West/American Airlines, passenger dry ice injury, 1/24 • Wrong-surface event, 11/22 - 3/23 • Wrongful death case, 7/22 • Other cases opined on: pilot competency, pilot incapacity, medical issues • SEAK Expert Witness Training, 2/22 • SEAK Expert Witness Directory, 12/21 Captain Botta's Specialty is: Investigating Psychological and Emotional issues that may have led up to an Aircraft Accident or Incident. • Captain Botta assesses and opines on individuals in a Corporate, Airline, or General Aviation...

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...

Michael R. Henderson XL Aviation

Danville, 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. Most recent cases: Desiree Horton v OCFA et al

Jamie Klopp Klopp US LLC

Encinitas, California
Automotive, Aviation & Aerospace - Automotive Design, Car Design, Aircraft Design, Product Design, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Styling, Interface, Intellectual Property, Patent, Manufacturing, Engineering, FAA, FMVSS, Interior, Exterior, Seats, Utility Patent, Design Patent, Design Process, Product Development
Jamie Klopp owns and operates Klopp US LLC, an Automotive, Aircraft, and Product Design Expert Witness service. In addition to expert work, Mr. Klopp is an active design professional working in automotive and aerospace product development. Mr. Klopp holds broad design expertise with specific focus on Passenger Vehicles and General Aviation Aircraft.

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 ...

Maz Rostamian FEAD Consulting LLC

Mission Viejo, California
Mechanical Engineering, Aviation & Aerospace - Multibody Dynamics, Loads Analysis, Accelerations, MBD, FEA, MBS, Mechanisms, Loads and Dynamics, Craig Bampton Modal Synthesis, ADAMS, Nastran, Authomation, Python API
Subject matter expert in simulation of complex dynamic events such as accidents, crashes, impacts through rigid-body and flexible body dynamics. Applications include simple to complex mechanical systems analysis while interacting with aerodynamics loads and/or thermal effects. Maz's experience is in separation analyses, landing gears, launch mechanisms, release mechanisms, missiles, solar arrays, gear boxes, seat mechanisms, satellite deployment, complex contact mechanics in systems simulations, and more. Such simulations are verified and validated through the following approaches: (1) replying on lab test data from literature, (2) comparison against lab test data, (3) random seeding of inputs, running large scale Monte Carlo Analyses and validating that the individual sub-mechanism follow mechanical engineering principles. For more information, please refer to www.feadynamics.com

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, Nevada, Arizona and other neighboring states. (Licensed in CA, AZ, FL, NV, Hawaii, North Carolina) 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.

Berkeley, 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 Carbon 3D, 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 included reusability...
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