Bachelor Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1976
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1981, M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 1994
Concord Law School, J.D., cum laud, 2008
California Bar, 2008; and U.S. CA Central District, 2008
ATP MEL; Types: MD-11, MD-80/90, A320; Commercial SEL; CFI, CFII, MEI, Flight Engineer - Turbojet; Private SES
A320, MD-80/90, DC-9, F-4, F-15, T-37, T-38, A-37, T-33, T-46, T-34, + numerous general aviation aircraft.
U.S. Air Force (Lt Col)
United Airlines, EVA, Great China, UNI Air, ULand, China Northern Airlines
SETP, ALPA, SAE, AIAA, NTSB BAR, LPBA, Assoc for Aviation Psychology
USAF fighter pilot, experimental test pilot, and instructor at USAF Test Pilot School.
Senior Experimental Test Pilot at the Douglas Aircraft Company.
Pilot at United Airlines and other airlines in Far East.
Technical engineering consultant and LOSA evaluator at United Airlines.
Instructor of Aviation Human Factors at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
Principle accident investigator and reconstructionist at AeroPacific Consulting.
Testifying expert on handling qualities and other impacts of thermal plumes from power plants. Sole practitioner in law office, focusing on estate planning, wills/trusts, and FAA enforcement actions.
Aircraft Handling Characteristics During Convective Plume Penetration (Indigo Energy Facility, CA);
Aircraft Handling Characteristics During Convective Plume Penetration (Calpine Sutter Power Plant, CA);
Glint/Glitter Evaluation of SEGS, and Convective Plume Evaluation of Higgins Power Plant, Primm, NV.
Numerous technical articles in Douglas Service Magazine concerning MD-80 and MD-90 aircraft.
Technical and legal analysis of aviation issues, especially concerning human factors in aviation, causal analysis of aircraft accidents, accident reconstruction, human error analysis, engineering analysis of aircraft systems, and aircrew standard of care.