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Aviation Consultant and Expert Witness

Curriculum Vitae: James Coulter

Fixed Wing/Rotary Pilot & Expert Witness

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James Coulter
Aviation Consultant & Expert Witness



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UK JAA Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) - Single and multi engine

US FAA Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) - Single and multi engine

UK EASA Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Helicopters

Type Rating Instructor (TRI) for Gulfstream G550


Flying Hours:

Total Time, 5400 + hours, inc:

Jet (Gulfstream), 4500 hours (GVI: 100, GV: 2200, G550: 1600, G450: 600)

Turbine (Kingair), 400 hours

Helicopter, 145 hours


Flying Ratings:

Fixed wing:

Gulfstream GV & G650 types

Type Rating Instructor (TRI) G550


Robinson R22, Robinson R44, CABRI G2


Career History:


2016 - date

GMR Consulting, UK and USA

Aviation Consultant and Expert Witness

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


2014 - date

Jet Aviation Business Jets (HK)

Gulfstream G450 Captain.

Based between Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. Flying predominantly long haul around Asia and Europe.


2010 - 2014

Execujet (UK) Ltd

Gulfstream G550/650 Captain.

London based, flew global operations for a high net worth Indian individual and his associates, including Heads of State. Involved extensive flying throughout India, Asia and North America.    

Took delivery of one of Europe’s first Gulfstream G650 aircraft and put onto a Danish Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

Qualified as a Type Rating Instructor on the Gulfstream G550.


2009 - 2010

Denis Vanguard Ltd

GV Co-Pilot

One year contract, flying a corporate GV internationally.

Based in Birmingham UK, flew frequently to and internally around North America and China.


2008 - 2009

Ocean Sky Ltd

Gulfstream G550 Co-Pilot / Manager of AOC and Operations.

Gulfstream aircraft Fleet Safety Manager. Based in Moscow, Russia. In conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and following extensive work on the company’s Operations Manual, conducted an AOC approval flight and registered the UK’s first G550 aircraft. 


2004  - 2008

TAK Aviation Ltd


Flew a privately managed Gulfstream GV on global operations for a Monaco based businessman and Head of State.


2003 - 2004

Claessens International

Corporate Kingair F90 Pilot.

Flew European and Russian operations for a Dutch businessman based between London and Holland.


2001 - 2003


International Jet Club UK

Operations Controller.

Responsible for managed/charter Gulfstream fleet, ensuring efficient operations for private owners and global corporations. Qualified Jeppesen Flight Planner.


2001 - 2002

Carill Aviation Ltd

Operations Controller and Safety Pilot.

Flew Seneca III charter aircraft.