This expert has several awards such as the USPA Gold, Diamond, and Double Diamond parachutist / skydiver badges, qualifying him as an expert in these two fields of extreme sports. He is highly knowledgeable of the safety regulations of each sport, as he serves as safety adviser and examiner for several committees. He also has several publications and held seminars on skydiving & flying safety issues.
B.S., Chemistry, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1973
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, University of Houston, 1978
Former, Certified tandem instructor, Strong Enterprises Tandem System and The Uninsured Relative Workshop Tandem System.
Former, Safety & Training Adviser at Spaceland Parachute Center and Skydive Spaceland and Skydive Houston
Co-author of several parachuting/skydiving related books
Editor and co-author, parachute rigging and instructor examinations
Former, Adviser to the USPA Safety & Training Committee and as the representative of the Parachute Industry Association to the USPA
Licenses / Certifications:
Former USPA Instructor Examiner - static line, accelerated freefall, instructor assisted deployment, and tandem training
Licensed Expert Skydiver
Licensed Commercial Pilot, Airplane, Single and Multi Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
Lifetime Member, United States Parachute Association
Member, Parachute Industry Association
Member / Representative, Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST)
Current, Senior Chemist at a large chemical company