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Aviation Expert Witness

  • Retained Testifying Expert
  • Confidential Consultant, Researcher, Photographer and Investigator
  • Technical Facts Witness

  

Accident Investigation Expertise

  • Human Factors and Pilot Error Analysis 
  • Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS)
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Risk Management
  • Pilot Fatigue
  • Fuel Management
  • Flight Planning
  • Weather data retrieval and analysis 
  • Instrument Procedures
  • Mountain and Formation Flying
  • Aerobatics
  • Midair collisions
  • Air Traffic Control procedures
  • Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)
  • Spatial disorientation, visual illusions, and perceptions
  • G-Loss of Consciousness (G-LOC)
  • Bird/Wildlife strikes
  • Glider towing
  • Aircraft systems/failure analysis
  • Air traffic control procedures and airspace issues
  • Engine failures/fires/shutdown
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Photographic documentation
  • Wreckage pattern analysis

         

 

Investigation and Litigation Experience

 


General Aviation Accident Experience

  • Remos G-3 Light Sport Aircraft CFIT - Aug 2010 (technical facts consultant)
  • Cessna 210 Instrument Approach Spatial Disorientation at night - Dec 2010 (Confidential Consultant, Researcher, Photographer, Investigator and Technical Facts Witness.)
  • Piper PA28 Spatial Disorientation at night - Aug 2011 (Researcher and Technical Facts Witness)
  • Automobile accident - Oct 2013 (Consultant on Spatial Disorientation and high speeds)
  • Beechcraft Baron B55, Cessna 172, and Blanik L-23 glider - Feb 2014 (Accident Photography)

USAF Accident Investigation Experience   

309th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, AZ

  • F-16 engine fuel pump failure – 14 Aug 1997 (investigating officer)
  • F-16 G-LOC – 6 Jan 1998 (investigating officer)
  • F16 HATR (near miss) with Cessna – 7 Oct 1998 (investigating officer)
  • F-16 Mid-Air collision, crash – 22 Oct 1998 (interim investigating officer)
  • F/A-18 gear failure on landing – 26 Feb 1998 (Air Force liaison/investigator to USMC)
  • F-16 EPU activation/hydrazine leak – 19 Nov 1998 (investigating officer)
  • F-16 bird strike – 9 Dec 1998 (investigating officer)
  • F-16 engine failure, crash – 15 Dec 1998 (wing flight safety officer, advisor to board)
  • F-16D engine failure, crash – 7 Jan 1999 (wing flight safety officer, pilot witness)
  • F-16C engine stall/fluctuating power – 12 Jan 1999 (investigating officer)
  • F-16 engine failure, crash – 3 Feb 1999 (wing flight safety officer, advisor to board)
  • F-16 HATR (near miss) with Piper Warrior - 18 Mar 1999 (investigating officer)
  • F-16 engine failure, crash – 26 Mar 1999 (wing flight safety officer, advisor to board)
  • F-16D fuel starvation, landing gear collapse – 16 Apr 1999 (wing flight safety officer, advisor to board)

160th Fighter Squadron
Alabama Air National Guard

Dannelly Field, Montgomery, AL

  • F-16C engine failure – 11 Sep 2002 (testifying pilot witness)
  • F-16C HATR (near miss) with a twin Cessna – 2 Apr 2001 (investigating officer)

12th Air Force/AFSOUTH
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

  • F-22 landing gear collapse on landing – 8 Sep 2006
    (12th Air Force advisor to board)
  • F-15 engine FOD ingestion – 27 Apr 2007 (12th Air Force advisor to board)
  • B-1B engine fire – 26 Aug 2007 (12th Air Force advisor to board)
  • B-1B engine failure/fire – 20 Mar 2008 (12th Air Force advisor to board)
  • B-1B engine thrust degraded – 3 May 2008 (12th Air Force advisor to board)
  • B-1B engine FOD ingestion – 2007 crew chief fatigue (12th Air Force advisor to board)
  • A-10 engine mishaps - multiple incidents 2006-2008 (12th Air Force advisor to board)

Unmanned Aircraft

  • MQM-107 Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) engine failure – 16 Jun 2004 (Mishap Board President and Investigating Officer).
  • MQ-1B Predator – 22 Jun 2006, 3 Aug 2006, 17 Jan 2007, 23 Feb 2007, 26 Mar 2007, 30 Jul 2007, 31 Jul 2007, 20 Aug 2007, 29 Nov 2007, 17 Dec 2007, 9 Apr 2008, 2 May 2008, 2 Jun 2008, 12 Jun 2008, 1 Aug 2008 (12th Air Force advisor to board).
  • MQ-9A Reaper UAV aircraft Class A mishaps – 4 Sep 2007(12th Air Force advisor to board).
  • Remos G-3 Light Sport Aircraft CFIT - Aug 2010 (technical facts consultant)
  • Piper PA28 Spatial Disorientation at night - Aug 2011 (technical facts witness)
  • Cessna 210 Instrument Approach Spatial Disorientation at night - Dec 2010 (Confidential Consultant, Researcher, Photographer, Investigator and Technical Facts Witness.)
  • Automobile accident - Oct 2013 (Consultant on Spatial Disorientation)
  • Beechcraft Baron B55 - Feb 2014 (accident photography)
  • Remos G-3 Light Sport Aircraft CFIT - Aug 2010 (technical facts consultant)
  • Piper PA28 Spatial Disorientation at night - Aug 2011 (technical facts witness)
  • Cessna 210 Instrument Approach Spatial Disorientation at night - Dec 2010 (Confidential Consultant, Researcher, Photographer, Investigator and Technical Facts Witness.)
  • Automobile accident - Oct 2013 (Consultant on Spatial Disorientation)
  • Beechcraft Baron B55 - Feb 2014 (accident photography)