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RICHARD HARRIS

Aviation Research Consultant
& Aviation Writer/Historian

R E S U M E

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION


AERONAUTICS


Special aeronautics training,pre-1990
by U.S. Air Force (via Civil Air Patrol)
at ColumbusAFB, ChanuteAFB, & GrissomAFB


Flight training and ground schools
, pre-1990, 1999-2000, 2002, 2005-2006
by Civil Air Patrol, FlightSafety International, and other companies/individuals


Aeronautical Instructor -- Private Pilot Ground School, Certified pre-1990

Federal Aviation Administration
 
BUSINESS


Business Management Training, pre-1990, 1995
Small Business Administration
& Rockhurst College


Certified Business/Consumer Arbitrator, 1989
National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators,
Better Business Bureau


Degree in Business Administration, 1997

with technical studies in Aeronautics, Engineering, & ComputerScience,
and additional studies in Communications, ForeignLanguages, International Affairs, Public Administration & Law.

AVIATION EXPERIENCE
  • Technical and adminstrative contract work
          for three leading aircraft manufacturers,

          1990-2008, including...:
    • Cessna Aircraft  
    • Beech/Raytheon  
    • LearJet/Bombardier  
    • ...in various departments, including...:
    • Engineering

    • Manufacturing

    • Technical Publications

    • Marketing

    • Administration


  • Pilot experience with several light aircraft
          -   including high-performance, vintage and aerobatic.
  • Senior Technical Writer, developing:
          -   pilot training manuals (for a global training company)
          -   aircraft operating manuals (for jet aircraft manufacturer)
  • Former Aviation Technical Writing instructor
          -   Wichita Area Technical College.
  • Former Aerospace Technology instructor
          -   Wichita Free University program.
  • Former coordinator of an operations-support department
          -   for a regional commuter airline.
  • Former aircraft instrument technician
          -   for two instrument manufacturers.
  • Civil Air Patrol, 5 years, including as
          -   operations officer, aerospace education officer & instructor.

  • Writer/contributor since before 1990, for various business & aviation publications, including...:
     

     

     




    Richard Harris' Aerospace Background

    Awards & Honors

    Some of the Aircraft I've Gone Aloft With



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