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Aviation Consultant and Expert witness Dean Beresford

Curriculum Vitae:
Dean Beresford

Fixed Wing Pilot & Expert Witness

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Dean Beresford
Aviation Consultant & Expert Witness



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Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)


Flying Qualifications:

Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL) - Multi Engine Land 


Flying Hours:

Total Time: 14,000+ Hours
Multi Engine: 13,000 Hours
Pilot in Command: 9,500 Hours
Instrument: 900 Hours
Total Turbine: 12,500 Hours
Lear 31/35/45/60: 7,500+ Hours


Flying Ratings:

Bombardier Learjet: LR-60, LR-45, LR-36, LR-35A, LR-31, LR-25
Cessna: CE-500
Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner: SA-227
Embraer: EMB-110 Banderirante


Career History: 




2014 - date

GMR Consulting, UK and USA
Aviation Consultant and Expert witness

Provide Expert Witness services to lawyers in connection with aviation accidents, including research and analysis in accident reconstruction.



2011 - date

Flight Crews Unlimited, Colorado, USA
Contract Pilot

Extensive experience in worldwide aircraft delivery and flight department augmentation, as a professional contract pilot. Support new aircraft owners and brokers with demonstration, delivery support and flight test skills. Specialise in the Lear 60, 45, 36, 35 and 31.


1996 - 2011

Crop Production Services, Colorado, USA
Chief Pilot - Learjet 45

Established the company’s Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR 91) corporate flight department. Responsible for the safe planning and operation of domestic and international flights for senior-level executives and board members. Other duties included all aspects of flight operations including annual budgeting, record keeping and management. Additionally, responsible for departmental hiring, crew scheduling, facility maintenance, aircraft acquisition and aircraft maintenance planning, scheduling and performance.


1995 - 1996

Flatirons Aviation Management, Inc, Colorado, USA
Captain - Learjet 35

Responsible for corporate travel for executives throughout the USA. Operated under FAR 91 and FAR 135 for charter flights.


1993 - 1995

Emery Air Charter Inc, Illinois, USA
Line Captain - Learjet 35

Captain for charter and corporate operations in Lear 25, 35 and Citation 550 and 560. Delivered high level of custom executive transportation service for Chicago businesses. Mentored First Officers and upgrading Captains.


1989 - 1993

Eaton Corporation, Illinois, USA
Senior Line Captain - Learjet 35 / Beechcraft King Air BE-200

Accountable for all aspects of flight for corporate executives.
As a Senior Line Captain, consistently delivered exceptional customer service, safety and attention to detail.


1988 - 1989

MST Aviation, Wisconsin, USA
Captain - Cessna Citation

Cessna Captain for a FAR 135 charter operation. Responsible for mentoring First Officers and upgrading Captains to prepare for FAA type certificates.


1985 - 1988

Comair INC, Ohio, USA
Captain - Fairchild Metro

Performed Captain duties for FAR 135 regional airline, serving 32 cities in the USA and Canada.


1984 - 1985

American Central Airlines, Iowa, USA
First Officer - Embraer Banderirante

First Officer for a FAR 135 airline flying out of Chicago O’Hare Airport. Duties were to assist the Captain in accordance with all Federal Aviation Regulations, company policies and procedures.


1981 - 1983

Hinkley Soaring INC, Illinois, USA
Tow Pilot and Glider Instructor

Taught ground school and flight instruction to new students through to seasoned airline pilots. Completed student phase checks. Established a standardised curriculum of training.