Multi-lingual professional with thirty three years of professional experience in the aviation sector, with a strong desire to apply this commitment and dedication to stakeholders, champions, team members, employees, government officials and the public – ECQ 2 & ECQ 5
Highly developed cross-cultural communication skills with the ability to lead people from diverse backgrounds to meet organizational goals – ECQ 2
Detailed oriented and dedicated leader with extensive professional training experience using diverse tools including FDM and SMS – ECQ 4
Knowledgeable in online education and instructional tools including Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, and Moodle LMS. Designed, wrote and maintain online educational website (http://www.onlinecollegedegreesforadults.com) – ECQ 3
Experienced conducting policy reviews, developing rules and regulations to comply with International and Federal Regulations. Plan and analyzed programs related to the financial aspect of overall operations and resolve interdepartmental conflicts – ECQ 2 & ECQ 4
Expertise and experience in planetary science, applied science and technology and flight technology, which I efficiently and creatively use to identify ways in which students can learn and discuss material in their course – ECQ 2
Knowledge of and accountable for Project Management tasks ranging from organizational methodology, initiation and project evaluation, project champion interface, team building and cross function utilization, Gantt and PERT development, project fast forwarding and closeout; including problem solving, decision making, risk analysis and customer acceptance – ECQ 3.
Aware of external national, international and corporate policies that I use to formulate objectives and priorities necessary to implements strategic plans. Develop champions and interact with stakeholders so as to capitalizes on opportunities and manage risk – ECQ 1 & ECQ 5
Experience as a Professional Educator
Teaching Introduction to Aerospace Safety
Teaching Principles of Accident Investigation
Teaching Human Factors in Aviation Safety
Teaching Pilot Crew Resource Management (CRM) 3-day initial classes
Taught Cabin Crew and Dispatch 2-day initial Crew Resource Management classes
Taught recurrent pilot, cabin crew and dispatch CRM classes
Taught Senior Management concepts of Crew Resource Management
Taught Special Airport Procedures; Category C airports
Taught Long Range Navigation (Omega, INS, IRS & GPS) and 90’, 120’ & 180’ Desert & Oceanic ETOPS
Taught Metric, QFE and Polar Flying (>60o N or S latitude) for pilots
Instructor Airbus Initial Operations simulator (including AQP) and aircraft
Instructor Airbus Recurrent Operations simulator and aircraft
Delivered seminars on Decision Making and Accident Prevention
Discussed (and performed) the evaluation process of FDM (FOQA and AIFS)
Presented seminars on the negative aspects of Flight Data Monitoring on Crew/Aircraft Interference
Lectured on Effective Communication Techniques for native English and ESL individuals
Lectured on Leadership, Team Behavior, & Synergy
Lectured on Situational Awareness, Human Error and Reliability
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Nov 2014 - Present
Adjunct Professor in the Applied Aviation Sciences Department
Daytona Beach, Florida USA
Professor of Commercial Space Operations and Aerospace and Occupational Safety teaching 14 CFR, 49 CFR, HF & International Accident Investigation Techniques. Project Manager of AAS Department’s Suborbital Space Flight Simulator.
Shaheen Air International May2011 –Oct 2012
Airbus A-330-300 Chief Pilot, Training Captain, Instructor & Route Evaluator
Chief Pilot, Senior Captain and Standards Instructor for first private airline operating wide-body Airbus aircraft in Pakistan
Member FDM development team and corporate financial and operational ombudsman
Route evaluator coordinating operations with marketing, dispatch and maintenance departments
Chief Pilot for the Airbus A330 operation in Lahore
Responsible for Pilot operations of Haj and Umrah flights into and out of Saudi Arabia.
Dual Seat Qualified A330-300.
RAK Airways June2010 - May 2011
A-320 Chief Pilot, Training Captain, Instructor, Language Evaluator and Route Examiner
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Served as Chief Pilot, Standards and Training Captain coordinating with UAE GCAA and acted as company ombudsman
Line & Simulator Instructor responsible for initial training of foreign pilots in MENA and Indian subcontinent region (JAA Certified TRI/A including base trainer A-320)
Route instructor for special operations including QFE/Metric flying, special escape route operations, Category C airports and severe weather operational procedures
Coordinating arbitrator between SMS Manager, Financial & Pilot Groups
Aviation language Evaluator
Captain/First Officer Line Operational Evaluator.
ICAO/GCAA/UK-CAA Certified CRM Instructor
Special Airport Simulator and Line Instructor (VNKT)
Dual Seat Qualified A-320.
Air Arabia Airlines Feb2003 - June 2010
Senior Captain Airbus A-320, Sharjah, UAE
Member original pilot of first Low Cost Airline in MENA Region
Aided in development of ABY’s worldwide transport in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East; Special airport qualified Captain. Cat II & ETOPS Qualified.
Operational Line Training Captain for special airports (VNKT, OYSN & OAKB)
Established enroute and drift-down procedures for flights into Former Soviet Union (CIS) nations
Dual seat qualified.
Procedural instructional Captain for unique environments (QFE, extreme weather & metric flying)
Member of Pilot Safety Committee responsible for review of FDM Data
Pilot group and operational management mediator and conflict resolution mentor
Member of Pilot Selection Committee (2009 to 2011)
ONA/PSA/US Airways (Mergers) Jan1979 –Feb 2003
Captain on A-320, A-330, B-737, B-757, B-767, DC-9, MD-80, FK-100 KPHL, PA
Experience within North, Central & South America, Europe, Caribbean and East Asia Operations.
Member of FOQA Development Team
Experience in CAT 2, & 3 operations in severe winter and tropical situations.
Tornado Alley, Lightning Alley and Hurricane Alley qualified instructor.
Flight Studies (unpaid training) April 1977 - Jan 1979
ATP DC-8 and FE B-727 License San Diego, CA and Atlanta, GA
Student attaining advanced pilot training and licenses in turbojet aircraft.
General Atomics Corporation Oct1975 - Feb 1977
Junior Structural Engineer San Diego CA
Performed finite element analysis on core support post/seat assembly for the Fort St Vain high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor
Experienced with ATJ, ATJ-X graphite composite material and silica ceramics in extreme thermal and fluid conditions
Familiar with Fortran IV and V computer code
Flight Studies (unpaid training) Oct1974 - Sept 1975
Commercial, Instrument and Multi Engine Pilot Licenses San Diego CA
Completed FAA pilot licensing training
United States Air Force July1972 - Aug 1974
USAFA Training, Colorado Springs, CO
Student in Military Studies, Command and Control Operational Structure
MS, with Honors in Space Studies, Planetary Science 2015
American Public University, Charlestown, W VA
BS, Applied Science and Technology 2013
Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
AS, Flight Technology 2013
Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
Educational Training and Certifications
TEFL Instructor and aviation English language evaluator
Airbus A-320 Type Rating Instructor
Crew Resource Management Instructor
Line Training Captain and First Officer Evaluator
Technical Training and Licenses
UK Management Pilot Training School 2006
UK Crew Resource Management School 2011
Airbus Type Rating Instructor School 2012
US Airways Command Pilot Course 1988
Cambridge Certified TEFL Instructor 2012
U.S. Air Force High Altitude Training 1974
FAA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP); ratings (A320, B737, B757, B767, DC8, DC9/80, FK100) 1978
GCAAAirline Transport Pilots License (ATPL); ratings (A320, A330, Cat 3 & ETOPS) 2003
FAA Commercial Pilots License (CPL) 1975
FAAFlight Engineers Turbojet License (FE B727) 1979
JAAType Rating Instructor License (TRI/A A-320) 2012
CAACrew Resource Management Instructor License (CRM-I) 2011
GCAA Line Training Instructor 2009
ICAO Special Airport Instructor 2011
ICAO Special Procedures Instructor 2011
FAA Category C Airport Qualification 1984
JAA Category C/D Airport Qualification 2005
ICAO Category C Airport Qualification 2005
GCAA Chief Pilot 2011
Memberships and Affiliations
International STEM Education Association
Organization of Black Airline Pilots
Tuskegee Airman’s’ Association
U.S. Air Force
Decision Making and the Modern Airline Pilot–presented to the management of Cathy Pacific Airlines
Corporate Airline Safety Culture in the Middle East– presented to General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates
Articles and Research
Propagation Effects of ATJ and ATJ-X Graphite Material in 1300 K Gas Environment on Silica and Alumina Ceramics (Corporate Paper, co-author)
International Mandates Requiring the Humanitarian Use of Remote Sensing Technology to Advance Groundwater Hydrological Exploration in Underdeveloped Nations (Research Paper)
Physical and Mental Challenges Facing the Feasibility of A Human Mission to Mars and Determine Whether to Start the Mission Planning Process (Research Paper)
ALPHASAT I-Xl: A New Free Space Optics Communication Satellite Incorporating Advanced Laser GEO to LEO Links at 2 Gbit/S (Research Paper)
Precedents Allow for Modification of the Current Outer Space Treaties to Ensure that Civilian Space Tourism Provides a Common Need and Benefit for Mankind (Research Paper)
Direct Collapse of Molecular Clouds Became the Seed Black Holes for Quasars at z > 2 Based Upon the M.– Galactic Diameter Proportionality as Observed in the Dwarf Galaxy Henize 2-10 (MS Thesis)
Faulty Pitot Tube, Ice & PI* Stall Caused Air France 447 to Crash (Paid Article)
Awards and Honors
USAF National Defense Medal
Graduate School, Graduate with Honors, 3.92 GPA
Undergraduate Dean’s List, 3.71 GPA
Highly Competent Subject Areas
Microsoft Office Suite
Subject Matter Expert:
Crew Resource Management
Human Factors in Aviation
Pilot Decision Making Process
Aviation Weather & Systems
Special Airport Procedures
Sweptwing Aircraft Stability and Control in Upset Conditions
Aviation Accident Cycle
Airline and Aviation Safety Culture
FOQA, AFIS, FDM and ASR Reporting Methods
Airbus A-320 Series; Aircraft Systems, Performance, Limitations, EU-SOPs and Operation
Airbus A-330 Series; Aircraft Systems, Performance, Limitations, EU-SOPs and Operation
Remote Sensing Satellites
Special and General Relativity
Psychology and Physiology of Humans in Space
Doppler and Transit Planetary Research Methods
Planetary, Galactic and Nebular Theory
Stellar Fusion Cycle
Non Terrestrial Propulsion
Citizenship & Residency:
United States of America, citizen by birth
Federal Republic of Germany, citizen by birth
Kingdom of Spain, legal permanent resident
NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence
Professor of Orbital Mechanics and Space Physiology
American Public University
Dr. Kimberly A. Roff, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities
Thomas Edison State College
Dr. Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Professor of Astronomy
Thomas Edison State College
Dr. Edward Albin, Ph.D.
Professor of Astronomy and Head of Georgia State Planetarium
American Public University
Elizabeth Moneymaker, Esq., J.D.
Professor of Space Law
American Public University
Captain Aristeidis Pappas, Ph.D.
Principle Operations Inspector and Airline Examiner
United Arab Emirates, General Civil Aviation Authority
Mr. Adel Ali
Air Arabia Airlines
Captain Yarko Stawnichy
Vice President of Flight Operations
US Airways Airlines
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