IASA Audit Preparation
Operations Safety Procedures
Personnel Licensing Procedures
Aviation Inspector Training
MS (Aeronautics), Miami University
BS (Biology & Physics), DePaul University
John Waltz is Vice President, Technical Services for The Wicks Group Consulting, specializing in operations, and drawing on more than 35 years of experience as an FAA inspector and international aviation safety consultant. During his career with the FAA, John worked in international aviation and special projects, and became inspector-qualified in both operations and airworthiness. He served as Flight Standards’ Technical Lead, assisting several foreign civil aviation authorities with achieving Category 1 status under the FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. He has also supervised the introduction of new aircraft for the FAA.
Since retiring from the FAA, John has assisted with the firm’s IASA projects for the civil aviation authorities of India, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Trinidad and Tobago. He also conducts simulator check rides in Boeing 777 and 737 aircraft for various civil aviation authorities. John also has extensive experience teaching in the area of aviation safety inspection for the FAA Academy and as part of specific projects for civil aviation authorities and operators.