Alan D Black

Mr. Alan D Black

24325 Crenshaw Blvd #408
Torrance, CA 90505
Mobile: 310-528-5639
Office: 310-750-6012

Alan Black PE, CSP, CFI-A has over 40 years of professional experience in concept development, engineering, safety analysis, inspection and testing of amusement park show, ride and stunt equipment, military cockpit display systems, trampoline courts, and aerial adventure courses. Alan has worked with ASTM on standards development in the amusement and recreation industries and was instrumental in developing the worldwide safety program for the Walt Disney company and has successfully completed litigation support, expert witness and forensic consulting projects for a balanced base of plaintiff and defense cases. Additionally, Alan is an FAA certified flight instructor, advanced ground instructor and commercial pilot and teaches primary flight training.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Amusement Parks
  • Aviation
  • Construction Site
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Human Factors
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Machine Guarding
  • Personal Injury
  • Playground Safety
  • Products Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Visibility

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BSME San Jose State University
MSOR Stanford University
PE, California, Washington, Oregon
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: FAA: Ground and Flight Instructor-Aircraft
FAASTeam: Pilot Seminars in Human Factors, Physics
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Engineering, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Recreation, Supervision, Assault
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reconstruction, testing, site inspections, hazard analysis


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