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Airline Transport Pilot Dale Owens

Curriculum Vitae:
Dale Owens

Rotary Pilot & Expert Witness


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Dale C Owens
Aviation Consultant & Expert Witness



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Flying Qualifications:

Airline Transport Pilot Rating (ATPL (H))
FAA Designated Pilot Examiner - Helicopters
Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII (H))
Commercial Pilot Rating (CPL)
Commercial Instrument Rating (IR)
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Advanced Ground Instructor
Instrument Ground Instructor
Airplane Single Engine Land/Sea (ASEL/S)
Airplane Multi Engine Land (AMEL)
High Performance and Tail Wheel
Rotorcraft - Gyroplane


Helicopter Ratings:

Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin
Eurocopter EC135 P/T
Eurocopter EC130
Eurocopter AS355
Eurocopter AS350, all variants
Bell B206 Jet Ranger
Robinson R-22, R-44
Schweitzer 269, 300
Guimbal Cabri


Flying Hours:

7000+ Hours Rotary Wing
1500+ Hours Fixed Wing

Aviation Training:




Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin
Eurocopter AS355
Eurocopter AS350, all variants
Eurocopter EC130
Eurocopter EC135 P/T
Other Training: Turbine Transition Bell 206

Fixed wing:



Cessna 206
Garmin G1000

Career Summary:

A licensed pilot for over 40 years with twenty six years as a professional aviator for the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office with zero accident / incident history.

Police missions included surveillance, extrications, FLIR operations and search procedures. Air Rescue Pilot / Instructor including hoist operations with responsibility for managing medical crews, medical licensing of aircraft and Part 135 training.

Since 2005 duties were to oversee the Part 135 certificate, the aircraft facility, all maintenance and inventory.

Responsible for acquiring aircraft, including the analysis and purchase of new versus used helicopters and the reviewing of vendors. Additionally, implemented training and managed manpower and payroll.

Currently a Designated Pilot Examiner with FAA authorisation for rotorcraft helicopters. Provide instruction, aerial advertising, environmental and corporate VIP flights.

As an Aviation Consultant and Expert Witness, provide consultancy services in all matters relating to the aviation industry and expert witness services to lawyers, in connection with aviation accidents and incidents.

Certified as an Expert Witness in testimony.

Career History:


2014 - date

GMR Consulting, USA and UK
Aviation Consultant and Expert Witness

2012 - date 

D & L Gold Coast Services Inc., FL USA
President and Designated Pilot Examiner - Helicopters

1987 - 2012
      (2005 - 2012)
      (2000 - 2005)
      (1987 - 2005)

Broward Sheriff's Office, FL USA
Part 135 Director of Operations, Check Airman, Lead Instructor
Instructor Pilot
Aviation Unit Line Pilot