Aviation Engineering Expert 313782 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience with Aviation Engineering. My experience includes current airline captain, rotorcraft helicopter rating, and previous flight instructor. I am an Engineer in MD-80 / MD-90 / DC-10 / MD-11 certification / Flight Test programs. My expertise includes aviation accident investigation / reconstruction; commercial, corporate, charter, cargo, military, general, air infiltration, and experimental aviation; system / power plant malfunctions, operational issues, maintenance / mechanical issues, component design / failure, regulatory issues, human factors, airports / airfields, ATC issues, aircraft fueling / loading, flight simulation, and testing. I have operated 737 / 747 / 757 / 767 / A319 / A320. I am a Mechanical Engineer (B.S.M.E.) and Airline Transport Pilot (A.T.P.).

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Aircraft Systems Failures and Analysis; Federal Aviation Regulations/Aircraft Certification/Compliance Analysis; Pilot Training/Pilot Performance/Human Factors/Pilot Error; Aviation Weather/Adverse Weather/In-flight Turbulence; Aviation Maintenance Requirements and Procedures; Aircraft Loss of Control.


BSMechanical EngineeringMichigan Technological University

Licenses Certifications

Private Helicopter Pilot
Airline Transport Pilot
Designated Engineering Representative
Federal Air Administration
Licensed Flight and Ground Instructor

Awards & Affiliation

Co-authored an article on aircraft accident investigation in a consumer attorney magazine.

Primary Affiliation

Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases