Justin consults as an aircraft accident investigator and aviation expert. He has a unique combination of experience and skills as an aircraft accident investigator, pilot, and engineer.
He currently works full-time as an engineering director at an aerospace manufacturer, overseeing the investigation of aircraft accidents, urgent field anomalies, alert bulletins, and failure analysis trending. He consults in his time away from work, with a focus on non-testifying support.
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Aircraft Accident Investigator
Justin has participated in more than 100 aircraft accident investigations, including manned and remotely piloted aircraft. He previously worked as a piloting specialist and aircraft accident investigator for AvSafe. He was also the Aviation Safety Program Manager for the flight training department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus and served as the Aviation Safety Officer for two U.S. Navy flight squadrons. Justin is a published author on aircraft accident causation and rates.
Pilot with Broad Experience
ATP with four type ratings
Justin has military, airline, and general aviation flight experience.
He is a former U.S. Naval aviator (a primary NATOPS instructor pilot, similar to a check airman), flew the Airbus A-320 for a major airline, and is a current general aviation pilot.
Justin has also completed academic coursework in performance flight testing at the National Test Pilot School.
Justin has been a full-time engineer for the past eight years.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in mechanical engineering.
Justin has also completed graduate coursework in failure analysis from Stanford University.