Subjects: Aeronautical Decision Making, Crew Resource Management, Maintaining Situational Awareness, Designing Better Checklists (and then conducting them properly), Handling Emergencies and Emergency Procedures
Randy retired from the Marine Corps in 2004 with over 26 years of active service. He has flown nine types of tactical jet aircraft, combat missions in Desert Storm, and has over 300 landings at sea aboard Navy amphibious assault ships from four different countries. Randy commanded the AV-8B Harrier Training Squadron at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC, and has over 3,800 hours of flight time. Today, he teaches Crew Resource Management and leadership courses to Marine Corps and Air Force pilots. Randy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy, and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate degree in adult education and leadership. When not instructing classes, Randy enjoys flying his Mooney Ranger.
Eric runs a maintenance/restoration shop in upstate South Carolina. Tube and fabric aircraft are his passion, but he works on just about anything with wings. He has restored (or helped restore) many aircraft. “Grand Champion” at Lakeland and “Best of Class” at Oshkosh are among a few of the awards he has won. He also Judged Classics at Lakeland for several years. He was selected by the FAA to be Aviation Maintenance Technician of the year for South Carolina in 2007. He lives at a fly-in community in Seneca SC, his shop is in his hanger home (and he couldn’t be happier being immersed in aviation 24-hours a day) .
He started and ran a maintenance/avionics shop at Donaldson Center where he was instrumental in obtaining a Garmin (and other avionics dealerships), as well as a Cessna Service Center. He has maintained several turbine helicopters, as well as everything from Cubs to King Airs. He loves to help people with their aircraft and, to that end, he runs a website, MyAnnual.net, which is designed to help pilots and aircraft owners understand and manage the annual/condition inspection process. He now oversees the Maintenance Workshops and Seminars at the Triple Tree Aerodrome, with help from his Maintenance Partners (Champion Aerospace and Michelin Aircraft Tire, to name a few). He has built a very successful teaching environment to educate aircraft owners and builders at this world-class facility. A 4000+ hour pilot and skydiver / jumpmaster / instructor of 36-years rounds out his aviation experience.
Subjects: Avionics, Human Factors, Maintenance, Owner Assisted Maintenance, Certification, ADS B, WAAS, STCs and Field Approvals, Flight Test
Isaac is an Aerospace Evangelist that gets totally wrapped up in keeping production close to consumption and closing the gap between the Need and the Resolution. Customer Service centric through a focus on the Actual Customer and Continued Airworthiness obsession through a focus on General Aviation Airplane and Helicopter heavy maintenance. Meeting Certification requirements through installation design, certification testing, and aircraft flight profiles. Extensive experience in Engineering design, Engineering data, Aircraft Avionics, Aircraft Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, Structural Repairs, Airframe Inspections, Production Liaison Engineering, Flight Test, Flight Test support, and Military aircraft contract management.
‘Proficiency Training – Flight and Ground Tasks’
‘Introduction to Mountain Flying’
‘Short Field / Soft Field Procedures’
‘In-Flight / Ground Emergencies’
FAA Certified Flight Instructor:
Multi Engine – Land
Single Engine – Land
Single Engine – Sea
FAASTeam WINGS Program – MASTER 5
Past / Present Positions held:
SC Aviation Safety Council – Board of Directors, 2014 to present
FAASTeam – Representative – West Columbia, 2012 to present
FAASTeam – Administrative Board Member – North Carolina, 2008 to 2012
FAASTeam – Lead Representative – Charlotte, 2006 to 2008
FAA Aviation Safety Counselor – Charlotte FSDO, 2002 to 2006
Presenter / Facilitator – FAA WINGS Safety Seminars and FAASTeam CFI Workshops