Richard A. McAdoo

Staff Analyst

Northwestern University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1968
Concentration:  Transportation Management

University of Southern California
Safety Management Program Certificate, 1997

Navy Post Graduate School
Commanding Officers Safety Course Certificate, 1983

National War College-Ft. McNair
Certificate, 1982

Naval War College
Certificate, 1980

Certifications and Ratings
Airline Transport Pilot—Airplane multi-engine land (DHC-8)
Commercial Privleges—Airplane single-engine land (L-188)
Inflight Upset Recovery Certificate (Eastern New Mexico University/FAA)
Designated Instructor, Check Pilot, Post Maintenance Test Pilot (civilian and military aircraft)

Mr. McAdoo is a safety professional with more than 40 years of experience in aviation management, operational decision making, safety systems, program development and implementation, and project management.  His professional experience includes a successful career with the U.S. Navy and the airline industry, and an operational command in the Pacific theater.  Mr. McAdoo’s specific areas of expertise include flight operations safety systems; regulatory compliance; audit functions; and security management.

As a Senior Aviation Analyst at PAI, Mr. McAdoo provides direct support to several offices in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including:  Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Service, and Aviation Safety Analytical Service.  These offices specialize in safety and regulatory compliance activities pertaining to air carrier operations, general aviation activities, and Next Generation (NextGen) protocols.