Aviation Safety InspectorUS Department of Transportation/FAA – Des Plaines, IL
Checked vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order
Checked security of cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers
Inspected product load for accuracy
Inspected maintainence logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, for compliance with applicable federal regulations
Inspected loading and unloading of personnel and cargo
09/2002 to 06/2003
Transportation Security OfficerUS Department of Homeland Security/TSA – O'Hare International Airport
I conducted security screening of airline passengers prior to aircraft boarding.
Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of passengers and airport employees
Circulated among passengers and employees to preserve order and protect property.
Detected suspicious activities and watched for criminal acts and rule infractions.
Operated detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
Denied entrance to the building to unauthorized persons.
Screened all passengers, crew members and employees for weapons and contraband.
03/1995 to 09/2001
Airline CaptainMidway Airlines – Raleigh, NC
Started engines, operated controls and piloted airplanes to transport passengers, mail or freight, adhering to flight plans, regulations and procedures.
Utilized standard operating procedures, effective crew resource management, communication and procedures specified in the company operation manual.
Ensured that all crewmembers were fully qualified, properly rested, prepared for flight, had all required licenses and certificates in their possession and were briefed on all specific requirements of the trip.
Ensured that all aircraft operational matters were within manufacturers, FAA and company limits including fuel loading, weight and balance and performance measures.
Determined the timing or procedures for flight vector changes.
Monitored gauges, warning devices and control panels to verify aircraft performance and to regulate engine speed.
Provided flight path changes or directions to emergency landing fields.
Reassured passengers when situations such as turbulence are encountered.
Remained current and qualified in assigned aircraft.
Bachelor of Science: Education Indiana University - Bloomington, IN