Tuesday May 28, 2024

How Accident Reports can Shape the Next Generation of Pilots w/David Moorefield

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David Moorefield, Director of Flight Operations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University joins us on the heels of his MentorLIVE presentation "Learning from Others' Mistakes" which was all about his philosophy of using accident reports to create scenarios for students.

In this podcast, we will further elaborate on his thought process on how he creates his scenarios, how they work, and how he uses them to teach risk management and aeronautical decision making.


Professor David Moorefield is the ERAU GAETZ Aerospace Institute’s Director of Flight Operations.

He is 28-year veteran of the Air Force and Navy. He served as a maintenance technician on the C-141B and C-5A. As a Naval Aviator he flew the TH-57 Bell Jet Ranger followed by the SH-60B Sea Hawk with missions ranging from Anti-Submarine Warfare to Counter Narcotics Operations. He also flew the T-34C as a Primary Naval Flight Instructor and taught multiple ground school courses.

After retiring in 2012, Moorefield flew in Helicopter Emergency Services in the Bell 206 and the EC-135. He later flew for Mesa Airlines Flying CRJ-700/900, and went on to work for Northrop Grumman as a Project Manager for the E-2D.

Moorefield holds the ATP and CFI/I in both Rotary wing and Fixed wing aircraft. He has over 5000 flight hours and has an undergraduate degree from Embry Riddle in Professional Aeronautics and a master’s degree from The Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies.

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