Senior Aviation Safety Inspector

30 years of proven ability and experience as a Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Routinely recognized for superior performance and accomplishments. Technical expertise includes domestic, international, general aviation, air carrier, and foreign air carrier operations and certification. Extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance and experience providing expert testimony at NTSB trial hearings.



Academic Background

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. M.S. Degree in Human Factors Aerospace. Graduated with distinction, 2018.
  • Dowling College, Oakdale, New York. B.S. Degree in Aeronautics. Graduated Cum Laude, 1980. Major: Aeronautics, Professional Pilot, and Business.


Additional Academic Activities / Honors

  • Key Skills: Fluent in French. Investigations, audits and assessments. Advanced office automation skills. Public speaking. In-depth knowledge of international requirements. Aviation expert for news media.



Professional Experience

  • RTI Group, LLC, Stevensville, MD, Senior Aviation Safety Inspector, 2021 to present.


  • Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA Headquarters, International Policy and Programs Division, AFS-50, Washington, DC. February 2005 to January 2013:


  • FAA Eastern Region, Flight Standards Division, Jamaica, New York. Assist region with special surveillance and system safety programs. June 2003 to February 2005


  • Assistant Manager, FAA, New York International Field Office, Jamaica, New York. Management of plans and programs involving issuance of authorizations, surveillance, and enforcement of FAR 129 foreign air carriers. July 1997 to March 2003


  •  Foreign Flag Principal Operations Inspector, Jamaica, New York. Responsible for issuance of authorizations, surveillance, and enforcement of FAR 129 foreign air carriers. October 1993 to July 1997


  • Operations Supervisory Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Farmingdale FSDO, Farmingdale, New York. Supervise Principal Operations Inspectors, certification, plans and programs for FAR 135 air carriers and 125 operators. December 1988 to October 1993


  • General Aviation Principal Operations Inspector, FAA, Farmingdale FSDO, Farmingdale, New York. Conduct certification of FAR 135 air carriers, FAR 125 operators, plan and program surveillance, accident investigation, and regulatory enforcement. April 1987 to December 1988


  • Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Eastern Region, Jamaica, New York. Assigned aviation safety projects in support of the Flight Standards Division Manager.  September 1986 to April 1987:
    • 11/84 to 9/86: Operations Duty Officer, FAA, Eastern Region, Jamaica, New York. 7/83 to 11/84: Flight Data Specialist, FAA, Air Traffic Division, New York TRACON, Garden City, New York.
    • 7/82 – 7/83: Fairchild Republic Aircraft, Farmingdale, New York, Logistics Engineer
    • 11/81- 7/82: FAA, New York Air Route Traffic Control Center, Islip, New York, Flight Data Specialist
    • 5/81- 7/83: East Coast Airways, Farmingdale, New York, Flight Instructor/Pilot 6/79 - 5/81: Flightways, Farmingdale, New York, Chief Flight Instructor/Pilot 10/78 - 6/79: McIntyre Aviation, Islip, New York, Flight Instructor/Pilot 9/77 - 10/78: Dowling College, Oakdale, New York, Assistant to Director of Aeronautics



Professional Associations and Activities

  • Certified CFR FAR 125, 135, and 129 air carriers. Assisted in the certification of major foreign air carriers using the five-phase air operator certification process.
  • Developed and implemented aviation surveillance plans for CFR FAR 121, 135, 125, and 129 air operators. This included extensive surveillance of CFR FAR 121 air carriers.
  • Provided extensive expert testimony as an FAA aviation safety operations inspector.
  • Accomplished accident, incident, complaint, and special investigations.
  • Accomplished FAA regulatory enforcement investigations with successful outcomes.
  • Administered airmen practical tests for licensing including Lear Jet, Gulfstream II/III, L[1]1011, MD-11, Flight Engineer (in flight and simulator), Certified Flight Instructor and FAR 121/135 proficiency checks.
  • Qualified instructor for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), GSI Licensing and Air Operator Certification courses, all FAA international courses, and System Safety Recurrent course for FAA safety inspector training.
  • FAA IASA Team Lead and IASA Team Member since 1993 to 2013.
  • Held secret and top-secret clearances. Lead and managed FAA technical assistance programs resulting in the aviation oversight authority of Israel and Mexico achieve IASA category 1.
  •  Developed the FAA’s FAR 129 Ramp Inspection Course.
  • Accomplished critical IASA assessments as team lead around the world including Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Eastern Europe, Central America, South America, and Caribbean.
  • Assisted India, Ukraine and Azerbaijan attain International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) category 1. Provided technical assistance to Panama AAC.
  • Developed and teach the ICAO Government Safety Inspector (GSI) Licensing Course and the ICAO Familiarization Course for FAA Inspectors and the Trainair Plus Program.



Registrations and Licenses

  • Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Engineer, Certified Flight and Ground Instructor, type rated in Lear Jet, Gulfstream II/III, L-1011, and MD-11