David L. Robertson Director of Flight Safety
Spirit Airlines

David Robertson

David L. Robertson

David Robertson serves as Chairman of Flight Safety & Education committee. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in March of 2009.

Robertson is the director of flight safety at Spirit Airlines. Before serving in this position he served Spirit Airlines as chief pilot, director of training, and director of operations.

A professional pilot for more than 30 years, Robertson's experience has ranged from gliders, air ambulances, scenic tours, and on-demand charters to aerial applications, firefighting, and jet airliners. He has held such positions as captain, instructor, and check airman at four domestic and international airlines, with additional responsibilities in personnel, flight safety, and federal safety and health compliance.

Currently Robertson is involved with the FAA’s Flight Operational Quality Assurance Demonstration Project, which is collecting and analyzing flight data recordings to improve the safety of flight operations, air traffic control procedures, as well as aircraft and airport design and maintenance.

Robertson is a member of the Advisory Council of Embry-Riddle's Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education. He is a life member of AOPA and the Soaring Society of America and an active member of the Flight Safety Foundation, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Safety Engineers, EAA Warbirds and International Aerobatic Club, Classic Jet Aircraft Association, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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