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Phillip Graves

Commercial Pilot

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Philip's extensive career spans various aviation sectors, including wildland fire pilot, airline captain, chief pilot, and aviation safety inspector. He excels in operating different aircraft types under various conditions and has a strong background in aviation safety and emergency response. Philip's leadership skills have been demonstrated in managing flight operations and training pilots in challenging environments.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Philip's accomplishments include serving as a wildland fire pilot for the California Office of Emergency Services, overseeing aviation safety as an FAA inspector, and captaining international flights for Emirates Airline. He has contributed significantly to aviation safety, emergency response efforts, and humanitarian relief operations in conflict zones. Philip's expertise in operating diverse aircraft and managing flight operations has been instrumental in ensuring mission success and safety.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site and Hybrid Roles.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

  • Position Seeking:

    Seeking positions as aChief Pilot, or related roles within the aviation industry.

Work Experience

Commercial Pilot Dynamic Aviation - Chino, CA, November 2023 to Present

  • Serves as a wildland fire pilot for the California Office of Emergency Services.

  • Operates BE-200 King Air with FLIR and optical surveillance equipment during wildfire seasons and other emergencies.

  • Flies under VFR and IFR conditions in busy air traffic areas in Southern California.

Aviation Safety Inspector FAA - San Diego, CA, March 2023 to November 2023

  • Oversaw aviation safety for pilots and operators in the San Diego Flight Standards District Office.

  • Conducted inspections and enforced regulatory compliance to ensure aviation safety standards.

Airline Captain Emirates Airline Dubai - Dubai, July 2010 to March 2023

  • Served as a B-777 Airline Captain and Human Factors instructor for a premium global airline network.

  • Operated international flights with staff and crews from diverse backgrounds.

Airline Pilot DHL Airways - San Francisco, CA, August 1995 to July 2010

  • Flew air cargo missions domestically and internationally using B-727, A-300, and DC-8 aircraft.

Chief Pilot Air Serv International - Warrenton, VA, April 1991 to August 1995

  • Managed flight operations and served as a program manager for an international humanitarian relief air wing.

  • Conducted relief flights and trained pilots in remote bush operations in conflict zones around East Africa.

Charter Pilot RB Aviation - Port Angeles, WA, May 1985 to July 1990

  • Served as a charter pilot for forest fire patrol missions around the Olympic National Forest/Park.

Commuter Airline Pilot San Juan Airlines - Port Angeles, WA, October 1987 to April 1989

  • Operated scheduled flights under Part 135 regulations using C-402 and BE-99 aircraft.

  • Associate's degree in Aviation

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

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