College of Aviation

Industry Advisory Council

Craig Bentley Craig Bentley

Vice President of Operations

Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines

Craig Bentley is the Vice President of Operations at Cape Air/ Nantucket Airlines. Mr. Bentley worked as a flight instructor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University before joining Cape Air in 1999 as a line pilot.

Michael Mr. Michael "Buck" Buchanan

President and IS-BAO Accredited Auditor of Aviation Safety Dynamics, LLC, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle

Mr. Michael "Buck" Buchanan is the President, IS-BAO Accredited Auditor of Aviation Safety Dynamics, LLC and an Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle.

David Carbaugh Captain David Carbaugh

Chief Pilot, Flight Technical and Safety


Captain David Carbaugh is a Chief Pilot of Flight Technical and Safety at Boeing.

John R. Dillman Mr. John R. Dillman

Chief Pilot

PMI Global Services, Inc

Mr. John R. Dillman is a Chief Pilot at Philip Morris International. Philip Morris International (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with products sold in approximately 160 countries.

Eric S. Doten Mr. Eric S. Doten


Doten & Associates

Mr. Eric S. Doten is the President of Doten & Associates. Doten & Associates, a Florida aviation consulting firm which since 1994 has specialized in safety and security management as well as air show operations.

Jim Dowd Mr. Jim Dowd


Strategea Group Inc.

Mr. Jim W. Dowd is the President and CEO of Strategea Group Inc and Senior Advisor to Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system program.

John Frasca Mr. John Frasca


Frasca International

Mr. John Frasca is the President of Frasca International. Frasca International, Inc. is a premier supplier of flight simulation equipment for flight training organizations throughout the world.

Darrin Greubel Captain Darrin Greubel

Manager of Line Operations

ExpressJet Airlines

LaMar Haugaard Captain LaMar Haugaard

Chief Pilot

Horizon Air

Joe Landon Joe Landon


Planetary Resources

Jim Miner Captain Jim Miner

E190 Captain/APD

JetBlue Airways

Michael New Dr. Michael New

Vice President of Safety

Copa Airlines

Lacey Pittman Captain Lacey Pittman

Director of Safety

Horizon Air

Captain Lacey Pittman is the Director of Safety of Horizon Air and Chair of the COA Industry Advisory Council.

Dave Ryter Mr. Dave Ryter

Chairman, Education Committee


Mr. Dave Ryter is the Chairman of the Education Committee at ALPA. The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents nearly 53,000 pilots at 39 U.S. and Canadian airlines.

James J.  Sterioff Captain James J. Sterioff

Delta Air Lines

Captain James J. Serioff is a pilot of Delta airlines with over 30 years of flight operations experience in flight training.

Katherine Winters Ms. Katherine Winters

Launch Weather Officer

45th Weather Squadron

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Katherine A. Winters, Launch Weather Officer, 45th Weather Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.