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 Expert  727697

Expert in Airline Pilot Screening, Selection, and Training. Pilot Career Value: Pay, Benefits and Retirement

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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-Expert was the president of an Aviation consulting firm from 1989 to 2009. He is currently a B737-300/800 and B717 Simulator and Ground Instructor for Boeing in Atlanta, GA. A retired B767 captain with United Airlines, Expert has interviewed 21 times with 17 different airlines and worked with three majors and one national airline since 1978.

-He has a BS in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle AU. Expert is author of the Simulator Flying Guide, Beginners' Guide to Becoming a Career Pilot, the World Wide Pilot Supply Report, World Wide Jet Transport Simulator Study and the new Pilot Career Guide, and publisher of the Airline Pilot Salary Survey, Airline Pilot Careers magazine (1996-2008) and Airline Pilot Job Monthly (1993-2009).

-Expert's flight experience includes 20,000+ hours total time, 10,000 hours jet time. ATP with B717, B737, B727, DC-8, and B757/767 type ratings, flight/instrument and flight engineer instructor, commercial instrument helicopter pilot, plus military instructor/instrument examiner ratings in two helicopters and five fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft.


401k plan




aircraft accident


airline system










crew injury




economic analysis


economic loss analysis


employee benefit




employment compensation


employment discrimination


employment regulation




human resources


incentive compensation plan






negligent hiring


pension benefit




retirement benefit


workplace injury


wrongful termination

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Columbus, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  and Marietta, Georgia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   BS   Aeronautical Studies   Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  
1970   No   Product Design   N.C. State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Consulting and Expert Witness




CEO, principle consultant and expert witness. Provide career counseling to individual pilots. Evaluate pilots career potential and construct hireability and earnings models, provide deposition and trial testimony for litigation support. Annual airline pilot salary survey. Pilot and simulator supply and demand studies.

2007 to




Atlanta Traning Campus


B-717/737 Instructor Pilot


Conduct ground, CBT, and simulator flight training

1995 to 2009


Aviation Information Resources, Inc. (AIR, Inc.)





Product development, sales, marketing, seminar, job fair, and workshop host for the largest airline pilot career information firm in the US. Annual sales peaked at $3.6 million in 1999.

1985 to 2007


United Airlines


Flight Operations


Captain B-727/37/57/67


Part 121 scheduled domestic/int'l pax operations throughout North / South America & Europe. ETOPS, RSVM, & INS long range navigation operations

1983 to 1989


FAPA - Future Airline Professionals of America




Executive Vice-president


Sales, marketing, seminar/job fair host and product development

Career Accomplishments:

• Air Line Pilots Association: Member, outplacement services to furloughed/displaced pilots since 1983. • Aircraft Pilots and Owners Association: Member, conducting pilot career workshops from 1983 to 2001. • National Business Aircraft Association: Corporate member since 1983. • Organization of Black Airline Pilots: Corporate member, conducting pilot career workshops since 1983. • Women in Aviation: Corporate member, pilot career workshops at annual meetings since 1983. • Experimental Aircraft Association: Corporate member, pilot career forums at Oshkosh since 1983.


Civilian: ATP: S&MEL Airplane (B-717/27/37/57/67/DC-8) CFI: Aircraft / Instrument (15 years) FE: Turbojet (B-727/DC-8) Part 121: CPT/FO/SO (DC-8/9;B-727/37/57/67) Parts 121, 135, 141, 91 & 63 experience Ground & Simulator Instructor

Military: Instrument Examiner: F/W & R/W aircraft Standardization IP: 5 F/W aircraft Unit Training and Operations Officer Maintenance Test Pilot

Publications and Patents Summary

The Airline Pilot Application Handbook, Worldwide Simulator Supply Study, Civil Simulator Database, Airline Pilot Career Decision Guide, US Airline Salary Survey, Major Airline Career Earnings Comparison, Airline Pilot Test Expert. Questions-Questions-Airline Interview Guide, Airline Pilot and Technician Seminar Workbooks.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert - Aviation Information Resources Inc.  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to   Department of Justice   Expert witness   Evaluate a pilot career loss claim
2008 to 2009   GAO   Consultant - Report   Made a study of the 10-year trends in airline pilot hiring, minimum/average qualifications, and salary.
2000 to 2002   Department of the Air Force   Consultant   US Pilot Supply Study

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • NOV 09 Airline Pilot Supply, Earnings and Qualification Study, GAO Washington, DC
  • AUG 06 Airline Bid Pack Analysis and Career Value Study, Boeing, Seattle, WA
  • DEC 05 Airline/Corporate Bid Pack Analysis and Career Value Study, Netjets, Columbus, OH
  • 2003/04/05 Simulator Rental Rate & Utilization Study, Raymond James, Vancouver, BC
  • FEB 01 Worldwide Pilot Supply and Demand Study, AeroStrategy for Oxford Aviation, England
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Pilot career/Job market expert-values to $14M 30 yrs media/ public presentation experience 25 yrs Trial/deposition/report/review history Retired airline captain & military instructor 24k hours B-717/27/37/57/67/DC8/9 experience Major-Reg'l / Pax-Cargo / Military-Civilian Career consultant–Pay, benefits, retirement, qualification/experience, selection/training Problem resolution: FAA accidents incidents/violations/driving/criminal record training failures / ask to resigned / fired.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in aircraft simulator parts for federal criminal case involving ITAR and aircraft parts.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2003 to 2005   Canada   2003/04/05 Simulator Rental Rate & Utilization Study, Raymond James, Vancouver, BC
1989 to 1989   Japan   DEC 89 Worldwide Pilot Supply and Demand Study, Japan Airlines, Japan
2000 to 2001   England   FEB 01 Worldwide Pilot Supply and Demand Study, AeroStrategy for Oxford Aviation, England

Market Research:
Expert was an aviation career consultant and president of Aviation Information Resources, Inc. (AIR, Inc.) in Atlanta, Georgia through February of 2009. AIR, Inc. provided a wide array of aviation related services including out-placement pilot services and career seminars, pilot and technician career counseling, aviation marketing and product development, employability studies and career earnings models. He has authored : The Airline Pilot Application Handbook, Worldwide Simulator Supply Study Civil Simulator Database Airline Pilot Career Decision Guide US Airline Salary Survey Major Airline Career Earnings Comparison Airline Pilot Test Kit Questions-Questions-Airline Interview Guide Airline Pilot and Technician Seminar Workbooks.

Expert served as the Publisher and Executive Editor of: The Maintenance Technician Job Monthly Newsletter Airline Pilot Careers magazine

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has lead and produced over 100 Airline Pilot Career Development Seminars, Forums, and Job Fairs nationwide since 1985. These were both commercial events and that supported outplacement activities for union sponsors (Airline Pilots Association, Teamsters, and Allied Pilots Association) and air carriers. Expert designed the content and audiovisual presentations as well as hosted these events for the past twenty years. The venues draw typical crowds ranging in size from 250 to 700 pilots/technicians and 100 representatives from twenty-five to thirty-five airlines and pilot training and services vendors.

Additionally, his efforts lead to the production of seven three-hour career workshop programs for: Furloughed Pilot's and Technicians Civilian-to-Airline Pilot Transition CRM in the Pilot Interview Pilot and Technicians Resumes and Applications Airline Pilot Interview Survival Pilot Testing and Simulator Evaluations Military-to-Airline Pilot Transition.

Other Skills and Services

Worldwide, Expert 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 has provided labor contract negotiation support to FedEx (company and union), UPS, Airborne Express, Continental, Netjets, Teamsters, and ALPA. Furthermore he has adapted AIR, Inc.'s annual Pilot Salary survey to compare the pay, benefits, work rules, and retirement among the Major, National, Regional airlines and corporate fractional operators.

Additionally, Expert and AIR, Inc. has provided consulting services to a wide range of airlines, training organizations, aviation consulting firms, airline unions, and aircraft and simulator manufactures. Past projects include: worldwide pilot supply and demand studies for Japan Airlines, AeroStrategy for Oxford Aviation Training, CAE, and the Rand Corporation for the Air Force: pilot wage, benefit, retirement, and work rule analysis for Boeing, ALPA, APA, Teamsters, Netjets, UPS, FedEx, Airborne Express and the General Accounting Office; Simulator supply, demand and rental rate studies for Raymond James, FlightSaftey, and Bombardier.

His technology launch endeavors include: an online application system (AIRApps) for airlines and pilots featuring automated application scoring. The www.Jet-Jobs.com pilot career information web site that contains a 5,000 page archive on-line, and that peaked at 15,000 visits and 130,000 hits per day.


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