Advisory Board Members

Brian Lee

Mr. Lee is currently a Corporate Pilot and has a total of 9974 hours in various aircraft including C560/550, C-525, CL-601, CL-300, G-200, BE-40, MU-30. He holds his ATP, Commercial Privileges, Multi Engine, Restricted Radio Operators License, CFI/MEI Airplane/Ground Instructor. His training includes Flight Safety International initial and recurrent training since 1994 through present for all aircraft and add-on courses including high altitude, Level D simulator training, international procedures training, RVSM, CRM, over water, emergency egress, glass cockpit procedures on Honeywell and Collins.

David B. Hampson

David. B. Hampson is Managing Partner of Schrager Hampson Aviation Insurance Agency and insurance program administrator for the Corporate Pilots Association. He holds the insurance designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM). David is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy with degrees from both Wake Forest University and the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

David specializes in providing a single source aviation risk management solution for clients. He achieves this by representing and advocating for clients best interests at all times, maintaining strong relationships with his underwriting partners, and providing a level of service and responsiveness that exceeds expectations.

David has extensive insurance industry experience, having previously managed a branch office for a large regional insurance broker. David's passion for aviation began when he was less than 10 years old and as a private pilot he can regularly be found commuting to his office at KBED or visiting clients in his Piper Cherokee 180 or Diamond DA-40. David is also an FAA Safety Team Representative, a volunteer pilot for Above the Clouds non-profit organization, and serves on the board of the Maine Aviation Business Association.

Frank Del Gandio

Frank Del Gandio is owner and President of Legend Aviation Services. The company performs a wide variety of aviation services including analysis, litigation support, and investigation training. Frank retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (USA) after 37 years of service, of which 31 years were in the Office of Accident Investigation. He served as the FAA Investigator-in-charge on 45 major aircraft accidents. He also served as the Program Manager of the FAA accident investigation school at the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he was instrumental in completely updating the courses, introducing new courses, and opening the courses to the public. Frank originally started with the FAA as a Flight Standards inspector. He served as an air carrier inspector for five years and one year in general aviation.

Frank was employed by Falcon Jet Corporation prior to accepting employment with the FAA where he was the Chief Inspector and also in charge of Customer Service.

Frank is the Past President of the Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association (New York). He is presently the President of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, a position he has held for 18 years.

Frank's expertise is in maintenance and investigation; however, he has a diversified background in aviation. He is a certified commercial pilot, flight instructor, aircraft mechanic (A&P), ground instructor, flight engineer (turbo jet), and parachute rigger.

Frank was in the New Jersey Air National Guard and retired with 33 years of service at the rank of Colonel. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Masters of Business Administration in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

Nancy Risso

Nancy Risso is the owner of Risso Aviation specializing in consulting for part 91 and part 135 operators. Nancy retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2013 following a distinguished career spanning 32 years. Her last position held was the Manager of Flight Standards Eastern Region NextGen Branch where she served as a key member of the Division Leadership Team for a 700 person division of Aviation Safety Inspectors. Nancy's team was responsible for the review and approval of operator applications for NextGen technologies including Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC), Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B), CAT II/III operator approvals, paperless cockpits using Electronic Flight Bags (EFB), Unmanned Aircraft operations, Oceanic operations, as well as many other functions.

Nancy previously held positions as the Operations Unit Supervisor and a Principal Operations Inspector at the Boston Flight Standards District Office. She has accrued 3000 flight hours and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in several aircraft; BE-300, BE-1900, and the EA 500 Eclipse Jet as an SIC, and also holds a flight instructor certificate. She currently flies for a part 135 operator based at Hanscom Field, Bedford, MA. Nancy graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Civil Engineering.

Susan C. Friedenberg

Susan C. Friedenberg started her aviation career in 1970. She has spent the first 15 years of her aviation career flying for American Airlines and then Capitol Air. She has been involved in Business Aviation for the last 31 years flying both as a contract flight attendant with a coast to coast clientele list and as a full time flight attendant for Coca Cola Company, DuPont Aviation and American Standard Companies.

In 1999 Susan started her own training company called "The Corporate Flight Attendant Training Program" and today she teaches her training course in Long Beach, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also conducts In-House training classes for clients globally as well as in the US. Susan does consulting within the business aviation industry/community and also does contract flying upon request.

She is committed to raising the standards within business aviation where it pertains to the third crew member. She has been published in numerous business aviation trade journals globally as a pro-active advocate for Corporate Aviation Flight Attendants and lack of FAA regulations where it is applicable to the third crew member on private aircraft. Her professional mission is to have the United States Congress implement and pass legislation requiring corporate aircraft specific emergency training and attend yearly recurrent training IF they are required by the owner or flight department to be onboard.

Susan was an active sitting member on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Flight Attendant Committee in Washington, DC for ten years. She served as the NBAA Flight Attendant Committee Vice Chairperson for one year. She represented Contract Flight Attendants throughout the United States on this committee for five years. She now serves on this national committee in the capacity of an esteemed advisory consultant.

Susan was awarded by Women In Corporate Aviation, VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR for 2011 for raising $25,000 in scholarship awards in 8 weeks.

Susan is a monthly contributor and Consultant Editor on Corporate Aviation Flight Attendant training, food safety and aircraft safety issues for business aviation in numerous International online and print magazines as well as writing Blogs for aviation web sites globally.

Susan is highly respected and considered an expert in business aviation. She speaks at various conferences globally on many topics reflective of the professional role of the business aviation flight attendant.

Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey has been working in the aviation industry for more than 40 years, after discharge from the US Army, Mike was hired by Pan American Airlines and shortly thereafter was transferred to the Pan Am Business Jet Division where he was part of the Product Support Team. He moved on to work with many Domestic and International Aviation manufacturing and support companies. His career has been focused on interacting with Corporate Pilots, FBO'S and various Maintenance organizations. Mike was also a Board Member of the IFBOA and is a member of: NBAA, LIPAMA, LIBAA, WAMA.

Jim Oliviero

Jim has over 40 years experience in the General Aviation field, Some of the companies he worked for includes PanAm Business Jets, Dassault Falcon, and Jet Aviation. He was part of the team that started Jet Aviation of America and held the title of Maintenance Director.

After leaving Jet Aviation, he started Global Trade Group which remains a highly respected aviation parts supplier. Jim is a veteran of the USAF and has held his A&P since 1967. Jim is also so a member of the Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association (WAMA).

Executive Director

John Wraga

Mr. Wraga has over forty years of aviation experience. His fields of expertise include airport management, FBO management, flight department development and marketing. His tenure in FBO services led to the founding of the Independent Fixed Based Operators Association (IFBOA.aero) which he recently sold. His focus is now directed to corporate aviation crew member by providing the tools and resources necessary to advance a safe and efficient work environment. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.