Responsible Law Enforcement Helicopter Pilot adept at completing checklists, monitoring safety and operating aircraft efficiently. Logged more than 875 flight hours in the past 3 years in Bell 206 and OH-58 aircraft as well as 215 hours total time in ASEL.
Expertise in operating FLIR sensor and Churchill ARS. Dedicated to adhering to all safety requirements and procedures.
Currently enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.89.
Following my assignment to the aviation unit in 2017, I spent two years completing the commercial, instrument, instructor initial, and instrument instructor ratings. I became the first member in the unit's history, aside from the current chief pilot, to obtain an instructor rating. In May, 2020, I was tasked with presenting options for aviation unit expansion.
The goal was to determine if there was a feasible path a road deputy could follow to become a commercial pilot for the agency. In collaboration with other unit members, a Job Vacancy Announcement (JVA) was created and presented to the undersheriff.
The JVA was approved and the Pilot Trainee position was posted. Interviews were conducted and two agency members were chosen. There was no training blueprint to follow, as no formal program had been created in the past.
Seeing the need for a formal training program, I began to build a system that could pass the scrutiny of the agency training unit and meet accreditation requirements. The Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) program was designed so non-aviation upper management members could easily understand the training and evaluation process.
The program stands alone with Daily Observation Reports (DOR), Standard Evaluation Guidelines (SEG's), structured phases, and stage tests.
In addition to the TFO program, there was a need for a flight training program that would satisfy all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. With help from my team, a flight training program was created that was tailored to be effective for law enforcement aviation.
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