Jerald M. Davis

Staff Analyst

Clemson University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1965

Certifications and Ratings
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Single Engine and Multiengine Land (A300–600, A310, A320, B727 and CE500)
Flight Engineer Certificate—Turbojet
Flight Navigator Certificate
Ground Instructor Certificate
Instrument Instructor Certificate

Mr. Davis had a 37-year career in military and civil service with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Navigator, Squadron Chief Aircrew Scheduler, and Chief of Aircrew Training before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1976, he joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Assistant Principle Operations Inspector. He worked his way up to become Division Manager of the Technical Programs Division of the Flight Standards Service (AFS). Most recently, he worked as a private aviation consultant with clients in the FAA and various foreign nations. Throughout his career at the FAA and as a private consultant, Mr. Davis supported the Joint Implementation Measurement Data Analysis Team (JIMDAT) and Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) as a subject matter expert.

Mr. Davis has extensive experience in operational proof-of-concept testing and operational research. He helped develop national policies on all-weather operations, instrument flight procedures, navigation systems, approach and landing systems and minima, collision avoidance systems, and aviation weather. Mr. Davis also worked on determining the operational suitability of air traffic control procedures, airport capacity and delay concepts, new aircraft and navigation systems, and pilot training programs.

As a Staff Analyst at PAI, Mr. Davis supports JIMDAT, CAST, and their various subcommittees and working groups through the FAA Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention, providing them with the knowledge and experience he gained over his long and varied career in the aviation industry.