Over 35 years experience in the aviation field specializing in helicopter flight training, maintenance flight testing and aircraft maintenance
Successfully transitioned from 23 years of maintenance background to flight operations as a Senior Instructor Pilot then Senior Test Pilot
Senior Test PilotOct 2012 to Current Airbus Helicopters Inc - Grand Prairie, TexasProvide maintenance flight testing on new and customer owned Airbus aircraft. Travel to domestic and Canadian offsite locations to assist customers with maintenance flight testing. Provide training to customers in the area of maintenance flight procedures as well as Airbus initial and recurrent flight training. Provide flight demonstration to potential customers in support of sales and marketing.
Senior Instructor PilotApr 2002 to Oct 2012 American Eurocopter Corp. - Grand Prairie, TexasProvide initial and recurrent flight training for American Eurocopter customers at the Grand Prairie facility. Traveled to offsite customer locations to provide initial as well as recurrent flight training. Provide aircraft demonstration flights in support of the sales and marketing department. Assisted new helicopter completions and the maintenance and repair department with maintenance flight testing.
Technical RepresentativeJan 1992 to Apr 2002 Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp. / American Eurocopter Corp. - Grand Prairie, TexasProvide internal technical support to customers as well as regional technical representatives. Traveled to customer locations to assist with and resolve technical issues. Provided technical support to sales and marketing during demonstration flight tours.
Marketing Support EngineerAug 1997 to Jan 2000 American Eurocopter Corp. - Grand Prairie, TexasProvide aircraft performance analysis of Eurocopter aircraft compared to other helicopter manufacturers to support the sales and marketing department. Evaluated and estimated aircraft weight for new aircraft completions. Developed estimated direct operating cost to regional marketing managers for comparison to other aircraft manufacturers.
BBA, MarketingUniversity of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, Texas, USA
Airline Transport Pilot - Multi-engine Airplane and Rotorcraft-Helicopter
Commercial Pilot - Single Engine Airplane
Certified Flight Instructor - Single and Multi-engine Airplane and Rotorcraft-Helicopter
Certified Flight Instructor Instrument - Airplane and Helicopter