The Krikorian Group

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Steve Krikorian


MS, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1985

BS, Engineering (Astronautics/Aeronautics), USAF Academy, 1976

Professional Pilot

40 years flying experience

Northwest (now Delta) Airlines, 14 years, 10,000 hours, Airbus A320 / A330 (since ‘96)

USAF and Colorado ANG, 20 years (1976 to 1996, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired)

4500 hours, fighter aircraft (F-4E, F-4G, A-37, A-7) and Boeing 737

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license

Owns and operates a 1974 Bellanca Turbo Viking

Flight Operations Safety Professional

Graduate, USAF Chief of Safety Course

Chief of Safety, 140th Fighter Wing, Colorado Air National Guard

Accident investigation experience

Leadership for accident prevention training and organization assessments

Flight Training, Supervision and Evaluation

14 years direct involvement in aircraft, systems and maneuver training

Vast experience with critical flying environments from military fighter maneuvering to passenger flights involving serious weather and mountain airports

12 years supervising unit pilots and their training requirements

“Wrote the book” for numerous programs and evaluation standards

Experienced in airfield management functions including facilities, ATC and aircraft services

Directed one of the most comprehensive military airspace realignments in the USA (6 years); worked closely with FAA; politically and environmentally sensitive

Experienced public speaker and computer graphics artist

Created and delivered numerous multi-media presentations including some to state and federal legislators

"Risk Communication" experience (skills for addressing hostile audiences, Dr. Vince Covello, Columbia University)

     Formally trained in Malcolm Baldrige Quality Management principles

     Graduate-level education in human factors and man-machine interface