Rich Martindell is a former Air Force pilot who flew both the F-4 and F-15 as an instructor and test pilot. He served as an aircraft accident investigator in the Air Force and assisted with over 300 accident investigations. Rich currently serves as a safety expert on the City of Diego’s Airports Advisory Committee and is available as an aviation safety consultant. Additionally, Rich volunteers as an FAA Safety Team Representative organizing and conducting monthly informational programs for pilots in the San Diego area. Rich is an airline transport pilot (ATP) rated instrument flight instructor (CFII) specializing in technically advanced (TAA) general aviation aircraft.
Experienced in risk analysis, management and mitigation and establishing compliance programs for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trained disaster planner recognized by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
University of Southern California trained aircraft accident investigator and safety program manager.