I have significant experience in aviation, creative design, and curriculum development. I feel my strengths in the workplace are creative thinking, flexibility, passion, and ever present optimism.
Assistant Director of Programs - FlightSafety International - 2015-Present
I work with my Director to ensure the goals of FlightSafety and our client Embraer Executive Jets are met with modern courseware product offerings. I help lead a team of creative individuals to develop new materials for pilot and maintenance training. I often must uphold regulatory compliance and content specifications, as well as seek to make improvements to curriculum elements and overall design.
I have experience leading developers and Subject Matter experts in the development of presentations, books (print and ePub), computer based training, and manuals.
In addition to the compliance and creative demands of the work environment, I developed our means of tracking priorities and managing internal development budgets.
I have lead project development for FAA 61.58 Recurrent Training, EASA Initial and Recurrent Training, Category II training, HUD/EFVS training, and RNP AR Training.
Ground/Simulator Instructor - FlightSafety International - 2014-2015
Initially I was hired on as an Embraer 170 instructor, after 6 months I was placed on the emerging program for the Embraer Legacy 500 aircraft. I taught ground school and provided Subject Matter Expert services to the programs department.
Owner/Pilot/Mechanic - Power Performance Aviation - 2008-2014
This was a formative time for my skills in management, customer service, and product design. I started my company in the months following my furlough at Comair Airlines. I initially focused on contract flight instruction while I went to A&P school at night. After getting my A&P I began to specialize in Aerobatic instruction and tailwheel training. I self taught myself Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Muse to develop websites, print adds, and enhance my curriculum.
These skills wound up proving useful as my company expanded to include basic flight training and lucrative partnerships with both aircraft manufacturers and local universities. In the fall of 2013 I had 18 employees, 11 airplanes, maintenance operations, FAA part 141 certificate, and authorization to perform Diesel aircraft engine conversions.
I've had a number of other jobs over the years including; serving as a First Officer for two airlines (Comair and American Eagle), managing and flying a FAA Part 135 operation in Hilo, Hawaii doing Volcano Tours, and delivering aircraft for Liberty Aerospace.
- Airline Transport Pilot
- Multi-Engine Land, Single Engine Sea
- Certified Flight Instructor
- Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating
- Type Ratings in:
- EMB – 550, ERJ – 170
- ATR – 42/72, CRJ – 200
- Maintenance Certifications
- Centurion 2.0 Authorization
I can be a pretty helpful guy, if there is anything I can do for you or your team I'd like to know about it. I love creating new things, and meeting and working with new people. Let's have some fun.