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Eurocopter AS355, John Daly - Rotary Pilot & Expert Witness

Curriculum Vitae:

John Daly

Rotary Pilot & Expert Witness

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John H Daly
Aviation Consultant & Expert Witness



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Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst


Flying Qualifications:

UK Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL(H)) Helicopters with Instrument Rating Single and Multi Engine

UK EASA Commercial Pilot (CPL) with Instrument Rating – Helicopters

CAA / EASA Type Rating Examiner – Helicopters (TRE)

CAA / EASA Instrument Rating Examiner – Helicopters (IRE)

Type Rating Instructor – Helicopters (TRI)

Instrument Rating Instructor – Helicopters (IRI)

UK Commercial Pilot (CPL) Aeroplanes with Instrument Rating


Flying Hours:

Total Time, 5000+ Hours

Examiner / Instructor Time, 1800+ Hours


Flying Ratings:

Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma, AS355, Agusta A109, AW109

previous ratings for Eurocopter AS350, EC120, Sikorsky S76, Aerospatiale Alouette SA313B, Aerospatiale Gazelle S341, Bell 206)


Professional Bodies:

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Expert

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)


Career History:



2013 - 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.


2013 - date

CHC Scotia Ltd, UK
Undertake multi-pilot offshore flying operations in support of the oil and gas industry.


Jan 2005 - 2013

Helicopter Services Ltd, UK

Deputy Chief Pilot

Type Rating and Instrument Rating Instructor for current and converting pilots. Type Rating and Instrument Rating Examiner. Type Rating Instructor and Instrument Rating Instructor Tutor as well as Examiner Tutor. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Examiner Seminar Leader. Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) Crew Training Manager. Quality Manager of Continuing Airworthiness Organisation and Flight Simulation Training Device.

Captained twin engine IFR helicopters as a charter pilot, as a freelance pilot flew both commercially and privately. Simulator Instructor and former Type Rating Examiner for the Irish Aviation Authority.


Jun 2001 - Dec 2004

First City Air (London) Ltd and JS Aviation, UK

Chief Pilot

Flew Gazelle and EC120 helicopters for charter and TBM700 turboprop aeroplane for private category operations.


May 2000 - May 2001

GKN Westland Helicopters Ltd, UK

Attack Helicopter Training Analyst

Developed training material for WAH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter for the British Army.


May 2000 - May 2001

Air Hanson / Lynton Aviation, UK

Freelance Co-Pilot

Performed VIP operations throughout the UK on Sikorsky S76 helicopter.


Jan 1984 - Feb 2000

The British Army, UK and Worldwide

     (Apr ’99 - Feb ’00)

Adjutant and Staff Pilot, School of Army Aviation

Responsible for discipline and general man-management of officers and soldiers. Also staff pilot flying Gazelle helicopter.

     (Sept ’97- Apr ’99)

Squadron Commander, School of Army Aviation

With 668 Squadron AAC, duties included training of Army Air Corps ground crew. Also Gazelle pilot for ground crew exercises including load lifting. Member of District Court Martial.

     (May ’96 - Jan ’98)

Staff Officer

Responsible for development of Aviation Training Policy for Director of Army Aviation.

     (May ’94 - May ’96)

Staff Officer / Major, Ministry of Defence, Whitehall

Handled management of the database of the organisation and deployment of the British Army.

     (Nov ’93 - Apr ’94)


Attended Junior Command and Staff Course which covered Service Writing, Command and Control, Military Technology and Military History.

     (May ’91 - Oct ’93)

Tactics Instructor and Staff Pilot, School of Army Aviation

Taught classroom-based student pilots in tactics, techniques and procedures.

     (May ’89 - May ’91)

Captain, Germany

Second-in-Command of 669 Squadron AAC. Undertook service in the Gulf War of 1990/1991.

     (Mar ’87 - May ’89)

Lieutenant / Captain, Cyprus

Carried out peace keeping duties with the United Nations using Alouette 2 and Gazelle helicopters.

     (Nov ’84 - May ’89)

Flight Commander / Lieutenant, Germany

Performed Gazelle Reconnaissance flights with 653 Squadron AAC. Also completed emergency tour of Northern Ireland and detachment to Canada.

     (Jan ’84 - Oct ’84)

Student Pilot

Student on Army Pilot Course where syllabus material included: aerodynamics, aircraft technical subjects, meteorology, air law and navigation amongst others.