General Aviation Expert Witness and Consultant

JB Aviation, LLC was founded in 1998. My background experience includes 38 years in General and Corporate Aviation, logging over 16,000 plus accident free flight hours. Hold an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) certificate along with an CFI Gold Seal (Certified Flight Instructor – Airplane-Instrument & Multi-engine). Background also includes Air Taxi Operations – FAR Part 135, Flight Training FAR Part 141 Flight Schools and FAR Part 142 Training Centers. Also include services – Aviation Department Development, Short-Term Aircraft Management, Aircraft Cost Analysis, Aircraft Evaluations and Deliveries, Aircraft Systems and Crew Training, Ferry Flight Services and SOE/IOE training requirements.

Experience includes operations in the domestic US and International regions with over 20 North Atlantic and Pacific crossings. Supported operations in Aruba, Jamaica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and Germany. Currently hold five Cessna Citation type rating with over 6,000 flight hours in turbofan jets aircraft.

I maintain a full-service training agreement with FlightSafety International and with Air Training International. I am also a member Alere eScreen RANDOM drug testing.

Areas of Expertise:

  • CFR Title 14 Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s)
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Advanced Avionics Systems including Glass Cockpits, GPS, FMS, TAWS, TCAS Systems
  • Aviation Weather and Cold-weather Operations
  • CRM (Cockpit Resource Management) and Crew Decision-making
  • Flight Instruction – Fixed-wing
  • International Operations and Procedures
  • IOE/SOE (Initial Operation Experience/Supervised Operation Experience)
  • High Altitude airport operations

FAA Programs:

  • FAASTeam Representative (Formerly FAA Accident Prevention Counselor) since 1984

Safety Awards:

  • NBAA Corporate Business Flying Safety Award – JB Aviation, LLC (18 Years)
  • NBAA Pilot Safety Award – 16,000 Hours
  • Arkansas Aviation Safety Counselor Award – 1997
  • FAA Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year Award (Southwest Region) – 1997
  • FAA Pilot Proficiency Award Program Phase XI

Professional Affiliations:

  • Air Force Association
  • National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA)
  • NBAA Citation 500, 600 and 700 Series Technical Committee
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA)
  • National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
  • Wichita Aero Club

Accident-free Flight Hours:

  • 16,000+ (FAA ASEL Private Pilot received June 1973) Drug-Free Program – Alere eScreen

FAA Rating and Types:

  • ATP – Airline Transport Rating, ASEL – Airplane Single-engine Land, ASES – Airplane Single-engine Sea, AMEL –  Airplane Multi-Engine Land
  • CFI – A, I and ME (FAA Certificated Flight Instructor since 1978)
  • Type Ratings – Cessna Citation C525S series, Cessna Citation C500 series, Cessna Citation 560XL series, Cessna Citation 650 series and Cessna Citation 680 series

Education:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Mira Costa Community College – Palomar Community College