Mr. Burgess provides service as an Aviation Consultant for air traffic services, procedures and aircraft accident investigations. His areas of expertise include air traffic control, aviation, aircraft accident investigation & reconstruction, pilot experience, FAA regulations, aircraft operation, airports, airport operations, and radar data.
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Currently certified Flight Instructor for multi/single engine airplane
with commercial and instrument rating. Certified Air Traffic Controller
at several air traffic facilities and flight service stations.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Air Traffic Control Association
Cessna Pilot Association
Cessna Owners Association
Pilot - Angel Flight South Central
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Over 20 years experience in the teaching and application of Air Traffic Control procedures as a supervisor, staff specialist and manager.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 195 times.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: The majority of cases are to investigate the application of Air Traffic Control procedures in aircraft accidents. I also provide air traffic advisory service to helicopter traffic during NASCAR races throughout the year. On other occasions, I have been retained as a pilot expert and to assist in the development of instrument approach procedures and airport improvements.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: April 11, 2011
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 16 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting on all aspects of the application and evaluation of air traffic control services, pilot experience and providing air traffic control services
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $240.00 with a $2,000.00 minimum plus travel time and expenses.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $240.00 with a $2,500.00 minimum plus travel time and expenses.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: $3,000.00 retainer and file opening fee, which is applied to work on the case. This fee is non-refundable.
Travel time is $240.00 an hour. Travel expenses, contracted services, supplies and equipment are at actual cost.
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