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Captain Roger Mason Captain Mason has 39 years of air carrier experience and has accumulated over 20,000 flying hours. He  is currently flying the Boeing 767 for a major U.S. airline. Mason has been a company check airman and a FAA Aircrew Program Designee. He also was a chief pilot. Captain Mason has been an adjunct professor at the University of Central Missouri, Parks College of Saint Louis University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teaching Aviation Safety graduate courses. Mason holds an Ed.S from the University of Missouri, and degrees from the University of Central Missouri and the College of the Ozarks. He also holds an ATP, CFII, and Instrument and Ground Instructor ratings. Captain Roger Mason - Curriculum Vitae Captain James Walters Captain Jim Walters has over 40 years of aviation experience, flying everything from DC-3 s to the B-767. Previously  the Director of Safety for a major international airline, Captain Walters has over 28,000 hours, has participated in numerous NTSB investigations, developed curricula and/or instructed at several safety schools, and is an FAA subject matter expert (safety). He has acted as lead auditor on over 20 air carrier IOSA safety audits. The co author of an accident investigation supplemental textbook (McGraw Hill) with the Hon. Robert Sumwalt  (NTSB Board), Capt. Walters holds a BS from the University of Virginia and a Master of Aeronautical Science (Safety) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also holds ATP and A&P certificates from the FAA. Captain Jim Walters - Curriclulum Vitae
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Captain Kenneth Petschauer Captain Petschauer has more than 30 years of aviation experience including 20 years of air carrier operations.  He has accumulated over 11,000 hours of flight time in several transport category and general aviation aircraft.  His background also includes experience in corporate aviation and international operations. Captain Petschauer’s experience includes operating procedure design certification and implementation, safety investigations, courseware development, flight and ground instruction.  Captain Petschauer is currently a Check Airman and former Fleet Manager at a major U.S. air carrier operating the Embraer 190. Captain Petschauer has been an adjunct professor teaching advanced aviation management courses and has been an invited speaker on numerous occasions.  He has also been a site team visit member for AABI. Captain Petschauer holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Science with Operations Specialization from Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor’s Degree in aviation from ERAU.  He also holds an ATP with B757/767/ER170/ERJ190 type ratings, CFII (Gold Seal), Flight Engineer Turbojet, Advanced Ground Instructor and FAA 8099 certifications. Captain Kenneth Petschauer - Curriculum Vitae
In 1997, Thomas R. Weitzel completed his Ed.D. at the University of Central Florida in Curriculum and Instruction (with a cognate in Human Factors-Psychology). He became an adjunct professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach that fall, teaching in the Master of Aeronautical Science (MAS) program. He continued as an adjunct until his age 60 retirement from the Trans World Airlines flight deck in 2001 completing a 33 - year career in the cockpit. He then transitioned to the full time faculty as an Associate Professor for a few years. During the summer of 2004, he completed a faculty fellowship program with NASA Ames that brought the FAA’s voluntary programs to the Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA; a re-titling of the MAS). During the fall of 2004, he returned to the adjunct faculty status and remains affiliated with ERAU. The voluntary programs course at ERAU, Daytona Beach has been the only one in the nation; other aviation universities have not had a sufficient number of graduate students to support such a course. Consequently, the MSA’s voluntary programs course was well-supported by the FAA’s AFS-230 – the Voluntary Programs Branch.
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