Personal Record of
Dale L. Leppard
Cell Phone: 973-727-9696
Pilot since 1959, flying commercially
since 1961. Currently
flying as a contract pilot under Part 135, qualified and current on the G-IV
and Falcon 900EX. Recently Chief Pilot on a Falcon 900EX in world-wide operations
under Part 91. Formerly Chief
Pilot for Air Carrier Operations and Director of Safety, large Part 135
corporate jet charter company operating 23 jet aircraft. Former Part 135 Flight
Instructor/Check Airman on the Falcon 900/50, Hawker 800/700, Lear 35 and King
Air 200/90. Extensive
international experience, including over 270 crossings. Flew under Part 125 for 35 years, including
international operations on the MD-11 for 2 ½ years. Flew military contract
charter in both
Airline Transport Pilot, with
Type Ratings in the MD-11, L-1011, A-300, B-767, B-757, B-727, L-188, G-IV,
DA50/900, HS-125, LR-JET, and CE-500; Commercial Privileges, Single and
FLIGHT HOURS (As of
Total flight time 22,000+
M.S., Mechanical & Aerospace
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Omega Epsilon Honor Society.
Graduate courses in Aerospace Engineering included: Aerodynamics; Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control; Fluid Dynamics; Strength and Failure Modes of Structural Materials; Stress Analysis; Design Engineering.
Completed course in Aircraft Accident Investigation,
OTHER AVIATION ACTIVITIES:
Trained at the
Over 500 hours of flight instructor
time. Instructed at
Atlantic Aviation, Northeast Airways, and in
Taught wreckage inspection and documentation of wreckage at ALPA's Accident Investigator's School for many years.
Supervised development of international Aviation Safety Reporting System, (ASRS), and negotiated inclusion of system in the NASA/FAA ASRS data base.
As a B-767 Check Airman, participated in the selection of pilots and check airmen, and assisted in manuals preparation for a start-up international air carrier.
Member, ALPA National Accident Investigation Board, 1966-1991; Chairman 1980-1984.
Member, IFALPA Accident Analysis Committee, 1981-1991; Chairman, 1982-1986; Vice-Chairman 1981, 1986-1991.
Member, Eastern/ALPA Accident Investigation Committee, 1964-1991; Chairman 1980-1984.
Past Member, ALPA National SST Evaluation Committee, Cockpit and System Design.
Past Chairman, Eastern/ALPA SST Evaluation Committee, Cockpit and System Design.
AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION EXPERIENCE:
Participated in the NTSB field investigations and public hearings of more than 25 airline accidents. Accident Team Coordinator for ALPA for over 15 of those accidents. ALPA Spokesman at major NTSB Public Hearings, including Eastern Flight 66 at New York, American Flight 191, (DC-10), at Chicago and Aloha Flight 243 near Honolulu.
Accident reconstruction of over 100 airline, commuter and light aircraft accidents.
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND AIR SAFETY AWARDS:
ALPA Accident Investigation Award - 1968
ALPA Air Safety Outstanding Service Award - 1981
Canadian ALPA Outstanding Contribution to Aviation Safety Award - 1983
ALPA Air Safety Dedicated Service Award - 1984
IFALPA Scroll of Merit for Accident Investigation Activities - 1987
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA-Retired) (Board of Directors, 1966-1969)
International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations Alpha - Omega Club (Previous IFALPA Award Winners)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) member
INVITED SPEAKER AT THE FOLLOWING AIR SAFETY CONFERENCES:
DOT/FAA Human Factors Workshop,
Eastern Air Lines/Embrie-Riddle Safety Seminar,
Japanese Government/ALPA-Japan Safety Seminar,
Irish ALPA Safety Conference,
ISASI International Seminars in
IFALPA Annual Conferences in
Numerous ALPA Safety Conferences