Director, Aircraft Operations,
Flight Program Operations,
Air Traffic Operations,
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The Aircraft Operations Directorate consists of four distinct missions using 46 aircraft. The DCA Flight Operations at Hangar 6, Washington’s Reagan International Airport, provides transportation to government officials and the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Go-Team; Flight Inspection (six U.S. locations) ensures the integrity of instrument approaches and airway procedures that constitute our National Airspace System (NAS) infrastructure and the FAA’s international commitments including the Department of Defense (DoD). This is accomplished through the airborne inspection of all space and ground-based instrument flight procedures and the validation of electronic signals in space that are transmitted from various navigation systems. The Aviation Safety Aircraft Group at Ft. Worth Alliance airport provides flight training for Aviation Safety Inspectors and Atlantic City Flight Operations Research and Development tests new technologies at Atlantic City’s William J. Hughes Technical Center. Finally, the Aviation Technology Group manages configuration services for the 46-aircraft fleet to include mission systems and aircraft avionics upgrades. They also manage UAS operations. Test pilots work within an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the fleet and other government flight program customers.
Professional Knowledge & Experience
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating; Challenger 604/605 pilot. USAF command pilot; logged more than 6,700 hours in the T-37, T-38, C-141, C-5, CT-43 (B737), C-21 (Lear 35), DC-9, KC-135, C-17, C-29 (Hawker 800), and Lear 60 aircraft.
Flight Inspection Aircraft Modifications project manager; Capital Investment Program and support contracts manager for Aircraft Related Equipment and Flight Inspection fleet replacement; Flight Inspection Aircraft Configuration Team manager; Flight Inspection Operations Group manager.
United States Air Force Colonel, Ret. (26 yrs): Deputy Operations Group Commander, Altus AFB, OK; 76th Airlift Squadron (VIP) Commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; 20th Airlift Squadron (C-141) Commander, Travis AFB, OK; Director of Operations, 22d Airlift Squadron (C-5), Travis AFB, CA; Director of Operations, 615th Air Mobility Squadron (C2), Travis AFB, CA; Lead DoD Program Manager for Flight Inspection; Combat Flight Inspection Detachment Commander.
Education, Certifications and Awards
Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Life Member, Order of Daedalians (National Fraternity of Military Pilots)
Life Member, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Life Member, Airlift/Tanker Association (A/TA)
Life Member, 57th Alumni Association (USAF Squadron)
Life Member, American Legion