Will Rondeau


·       Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) Program Development

·       Aviation Safety Education Instructor and Guest Lecturer

·       Commercial and General Aviation Safety of Flight Consultant

·       Aircraft Accident Analysis and Expert Witness

·       Aerospace Facility and Simulator Instructor Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)


Retired Senior Captain with 50+ years’ experience in General Aviation, Corporate Flight and Airline Flight Operations.  Has flown many aircraft types—from small single engine aircraft to heavy international jets carrying over 400 passengers.  At the end of flying career was honored by receiving the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, the FAA’s highest award for aviators, with over 26,000 incident, accident, and violation free flight hours.  Also an FAA Safety Team Representative.

Studied Aviation Safety Management Systems and created a SMS specifically designed for the GA flight community. The NO GO/GO Safety Chart he developed will be used to aid the GA pilot in Safety of Flight Decision Making. Has utilized  many years in aviation and educational background to study aviation accidents and incidents for two purposes, first to avoid the pitfalls other aviators had experienced and secondly to teach and mentor other pilots in the importance of training and pre-flight planning.

In recent years has focused studies on what he calls an UNSAFE condition that has developed within commercial aviation in the U.S. This post covid travel era has begun, airline managements are increasing their profitability, and pushing the safety concerns developed over the years, aside. He has written a paper that highlights his research, The Clock is Ticking, U.S. Air Carriers’ Safety Record is in Jeopardy. This developing safety problem MUST BE ADDRESSED NOW!

His many years of flying aircraft professionally and studies of accidents and incidents has given him the basis for Expert Analysis of aircraft mishaps. Inspection of FAA and NTSB accident reports and personal knowledge has permitted him to become a witness in the liabilities and litigation involved with aircraft accidents.


New York Air National Guard, Aeromedical Evacuation Specialist, and Tenth Causality Med-Evac Unit, Andrews AFB. Honorable Discharge 1968-1973.


AS        Aviation Management- Pro Pilot—Nathaniel Hawthorne College, Antrim, NH—1973

BS        Business Administration—Nathaniel Hawthorne College, Antrim, NH—1973

MS       Aerospace Management—Aerospace Safety and Security—Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN—2018


SEL:      Cessna, Piper, and Beechcraft

MEL:    Light Twin-Engine: Cessna 421, Piper Aztec & Navajo; Beechcraft Queen Air & King Air.

Heavy Twin-Engine and Turbo-Prop: Douglas DC-3, Grumman Gulfstream GI (TR), Convair 580 (TR).

Jet Transports: Grumman Gulfstream GII (TR), Douglas DC-9 (TR), Airbus A-320 (TR),

           Boeing B757/767 (TR), B747-400 (TR).


1965-1972       General Aviation Line/Ramp Services. International Aviation Services

1971-1974       Flight and Ground Instructor Nathaniel Hawthorne College

Charter Flight Pilot FAR Part 135, Flying Beechcraft Baron and Queen Air, Piper Navajo

1974-1979       PPG Industries (Corporate Flight Department), Grumman Gulfstream GI & GII (TR)

1979-2011       Airline Pilot North Central, Republic, Northwest, and Delta Airlines.

2021-Present     Aerospace faculty and Simulator instructor (ERJ-700) MTSU.