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Fixed Wing Pilot Rotary Pilot and Aviation Expert Witness

Curriculum Vitae:

Lloyd Watson

Fixed Wing/Rotary Pilot & Expert Witness

 

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Lloyd Watson
Aviation Consultant & Expert Witness

 

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Flying Qualifications:

UK CAA Airline Transport Pilot ATPL (A) - Single and Multi Engine
UK CAA Airline Transport Pilot ATPL (H) - Single and Multi Engine (expired)
UK CAA post holder for type ratings and recurrent training on simulators of:
Airbus A340, A330, A320; Boeing B-767, B-757, B-747, B-737;
Embraer 190, 170; Bell 412, 212; McDonnell Douglas DC10, MD-82, MD-80;
Bombardier CRJ 200, 900; BAe 146, RJ, ATP, J31/32
Simulator Flight Instructor and Examiner (A320)
Crew Resource Management Instructor (CRMI)
Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC)
Simulator Test Evaluation Pilot
British Standards Institute (BSI) Certified Lead Auditor

 

Flying Hours:

6000+ Hours Rotary Wing, 4000+ Hours Fixed Wing

 

Flying Ratings Fixed Wing:

Airline Transport Pilot - Airbus A320

(A321, A319, Boeing B-737, British Aircraft Corporation BAC 1-11, expired)

 

Flying Ratings Rotary:

Westland Lynx Mks 3 and 8

(Sikorsky Sea King Mks 2-6 and S61, Aerospatiale Gazelle, Eurocopter AS350, expired)

 

Awards:

Central Flying School A1 and CFS

Master Air Pilot Award for Valuable Services to Aviation

 

Professional Bodies:

Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) 1st Tier Expert

Career History:

 

 

2012 - 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.

 

2013 - date

     (2017 - date)



     (2013 - 2017)

Shell, UK

Director Air Transport Business Excellence

Accountable for Air Transport advice & assurance to Royal Dutch Shell in all Air Operations globally.
Director
Ensured all operations using aviation support were compliant to Shell standards, requiring higher degree of operating and maintenance standards than by the approving regulator. Covered all onshore and offshore Rotary Wing Operations and all Fixed Wing Operations involving logistic support. Responsible for auditing aviation suppliers against regulatory and Shell contract requirements, necessitating in depth understanding of Safety Management Systems, European and FAA operations, training and airworthiness regulations and all Rotary and Fixed Wing operations under contract to Shell. focal point for all incident and accident investigations involving Shell personnel or aviation assets.

2012 - date

Select Aviation Ltd, UK

Director

Provide consultancy to the Military and Airline Industry on safety management systems and training.

 

2007 - 2012

 

Oxford Aviation Academy/CAE, UK

     (2010 - 2012)

Commercial Director

Responsible for all commercial revenues, training products and contracts for largest independent flying training organisation in the world.

     (2007 - 2010)

Head of Flight Training (UK and Hong Kong) and General Manager London Gatwick Training Facility.

UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) post holder for type ratings and recurrent training. Covered four training centres and twenty two simulators. Also A320 Instructor and Examiner. Fully responsible for Joint Aviation Authorities Flight Simulation Training Devices (JAR FSTD) compliance.

 

1998 - 2007

European Aviation Air Charter, Bournemouth, UK

     (2005 - 2007) 

Ground Operations Director

Responsible for day to day airline planning and crewing operations for twelve B737-200’s, to comply with worldwide Air Operators Certificate.

     (1998 - 2005)

Line Captain - BAC 1-11, B-737

Crew Resource Management (CRM) / Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC)

Instructor, flew numerous routes throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and USA.

 

2003 - 2005

Self Employed Consultant, London, UK

Consultant to Government Operations Department of Kellog, Brown & Root 

Rotary Wing Project Manager with responsibility for multi million pound project management, risk management and training needs analysis for all military flying disciplines.

 

1980 - 1998

Royal Navy, UK and Worldwide

     (1995 - 1998)

Naval Flying Standards

Operated all UK rotary wing types including Sea King Mks 2-6, Lynx Mks 3-8, Gazelle HT1 and HT2, Chinook and Puma. Board member of several accident investigations.

     (1991 - 1995)

Flight Commander/Squadron Training Officer 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS)

Lead pilot for UK Maritime Counter Terrorism. Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Instructor. Operated numerous flights for UK Government officials and Royal Family.

     (1988 - 1991)

Rotary Wing Training Squadron 705 NAS

Team Manager and No. 4 pilot with Sharks Display Team, flying Gazelle HT1.

     (1986 - 1988)

Instructor Operational Flying Training Unit 810 NAS

Instructed core Maritime skills including warfare, mountain flying, search and rescue instructor (SAR – I) and all weather deck operations.

     (1984 - 1986)

Squadron Flight Commander, Front Line Operations 810 NAS

Worldwide operations including Falklands protection and SAR duties.

     (1982 - 1984)

Squadron Pilot 820 NAS

Worldwide operations, specialist Anti Submarine Force protection, SAR duties.

1998 - date

Naval Reserve Duties
​Reserve Pilot

Maintain rotary wing currency and advise the Fleet Air Arm on operations. Assist with the development of the Royal Navy Training Syllabus.

 

 

 

Director

Ensured all operations using aviation support were compliant to Shell standards, requiring higher degree of operating & maintenance standards than by the approving regulator. Covered all onshore & offshore Rotary Wing Operations & all Fixed Wing Operations involving logistic support. Responsible for auditing aviation suppliers against regulatory & Shell contract requirements, necessitating in depth understanding of Safety Management Systems, European & FAA operations, training & airworthiness regulations & all Rotary and Fixed Wing Operations under contract to Shell. Focal point for all incident & accident investigations involving Shell personnel or aviation assets.