OTS, AIR FORCE PILOT TRAINING, C 9 AIRCRAFT COMMANDER
I have spent 46 years of my adult life in professional aviation, either in training or operations. In that time, I have conducted thousands of briefings and been involved with training hundreds of subordinate pilot crew members. After retiring from the airline career, it was a natural step entering the drone/photography world as my own photography dates back over 50 years. I have a passion for giving back to a younger generation and training UAS students in this ever-developing drone world.
Have over two years experience flying my UAS.
Obtained my commercial UAS license September 2016.
Have logged over 25,000 fixed wing hours.
Have taught numerous UAS students in basic flight.
Have assisted numerous students in preparation for the FAA UAS commercial knowledge test.
Have ten years experience as a professional photographer.
Have been shooting aerial photography with my UAS for over two years.
Have won numerous photography competitions and awards.
OTS, Air Force Pilot Training, C 9 Aircraft Commander , 08/1972
to 09/1978 US Airforce – Moody AFB, Scott AFB, Il, Clark AB,
Acquired my military officer commission, was named "outstanding graduate" of USAF pilot training in 1972, as C 9 Aircraft Commander was responsible for every aspect of the flying mission for medical evacuation of DOD patients.
727 Flight Engineer, 02/1979
to 02/1981 United Airlines – Chicago Ohare,
San Francisco Int'l Airport
As a Boeing 727 Flight Engineer was responsible for operation of every aircraft system and to support the Captain and First Officer in all areas.
First Officer (6 years), Captain (27 years-10 years international), 05/1981
to 03/2014 US Airways – Boston, Pittsburgh, Charlotte,
Assisted the Captain in all areas for six years, when upgrading to Captain was responsible for all crew members, everything regarding the aircraft, and all aspects of every trip from the crew briefing to the final block in at a terminal and flew actively until the FAA mandated retirement age.
Master of Arts: Management Psychology,
1976 Webster University - St. Louis,
Bachelor of Science: Aeronautics,
1972 Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach,