Larry McCarroll

by Larry McCarroll on August 7, 2014

SAFE #: S0001603


Hometown: Ponce Inlet FL, United States

Home Airport: KDAB

Occupation: Airline Pilot, Auditor, FDM Analyst

Education: Purdue University BA Political Science

Pilot Certificates: ATP, Commercial Multi-engine Single Engine, Instrument Rotary

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Airbus 330, B-767, B757, DC-9, BAC 1-11, Lear Jet, Schweizer 300, Robinson R22, Bell 206 etc.

Educational Specialty: Risk Management Education and Debriefing Skills

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Living near Wright Field in Dayton Ohio. Aviation was everywhere.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 42 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Witnessing the neophyte become professional aviators.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Telling a student or applicant their performance was not yet up to standards.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Being one of the first crews to fly post 9/11 overseas.
There were so very few aircraft on the ground or in the air. New York the busiest airspace in the world, was as quiet as if it was 3 the morning. It was so clear we could see the smoke still coming from the "Twin Towers". The aircraft was almost empty on this flight to Europe. Upon landing we were shadowed as we taxied by an armed personnel carrier. The commercial world of aviation had changed forever. Mother nature was no longer the commercial pilot's biggest challenge; it was now the nature of fellow humans.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Contributing writer to " Implementing Safety Management Systems in Aviation": Chapter 7 "SMS Training: An Overview"

Check Airman/Instructor for 21 years at an International Carrier.

FAA Designated Examiner for 16 years

Co-Founded CAP Aviation Consulting Group (CAPACG) in 2004

Our company, CAPACG has been instrumental in demonstrating the viability and utility of EFIS Data logs in Flight Data Analysis to identify hazards, assist in mitigation and thus better Mange Risk

As a Co-founder of CAPACG we have been successful in bringing affordable Flight Data Analysis to General Aviation.

We still continue research and development searching for new technologies to exploit as Flight analysis tools.

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