of Philip Greenspun, ATP AMEL, ASEL, Helicopter; Commercial SES;
CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-H, CFII-H, updated August 2021
- FAA ATP AMEL and ASEL certificate with CL-65 SIC rating and Part 121 experience; CE-510S rating (single pilot, Cessna Mustang)
- Helicopter ATP
- single-engine seaplane rating at the commercial level
- FAA Flight Instructor certificate with airplane single-engine,
airplane multi-engine, helicopter, instrument airplane, and instrument helicopter ratings
- Teacher for the MIT Aeronautical Engineering department's FAA
Ground School class (videos and slides)
- roughly 5,000 hours total time: 615+ hours multi, roughly 3000 hours
airplane, 2000 hours helicopter, 500+ turbine (CL-65, Cessna Citation, Twin
Commander 1000, Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Mustang and helicopter)
- have experience with the following trips in light aircraft: Boston
to Alaska to Baja, Mexico and back; Boston to six countries in the
Caribbean and back; Boston to California and back (several times)
- have flown and worked with air traffic control authorities in the
following countries: Canada, Mexico, Caribbean (numerous), England, France, Austria, Israel,
Argentina, Panama, South Africa, Namibia
- no accidents, insurance claims, or FAA violations
- clean driving record
- no drug or alcohol test failures, arrests, convictions, etc.
Flying and Teaching Experience
- January 2019: taught MIT Course 16.687, FAA Private Pilot Ground School
- December 2018: flew Cirrus SR20 from Boston to Jacksonville, Florida and back
- July 2018: flew Cirrus SR20 from Boston to Oshkosh, Wisconsin and back
- January 2018: taught MIT Course 16.687, FAA Private Pilot Ground School
- December 2017: first sea turtle rescue flight, Boston to Florida, in PC-12 (photos)
- May 2014: attended SIMCOM PC-12 initial training course
- March 2013: attended Robinson Helicopter Company factory safety course
- May 2011: C510 recurrent training at Flight Safety Orlando
- November 2010: C510 recurrent training at Flight Safety Wichita and London City airport training
- December 2009: earned C510S type rating at Flight Safety Orlando
- April 2009: earned ATP-Helicopter and CFII-Helicopter ratings
- November 2008: ferried Robinson R44 helicopter from Los Angeles to Boston, Massachusetts
- March 2008-October 2008: First Officer at Comair flying the CL-65 Canadair Regional Jet; currently on furlough
- December 2007-January 2008: introduction to turbojets (CJ3, Cessna
Mustang, and Cessna Mustang simulator)
- September 2007: ferried Robinson R44 helicopter from Los Angeles to Palm Beach, Florida
- February 2007: earned ATP multi rating
- January 2007: earned MEI rating
- November 2006: earned ATP certificate (airplane single-engine land)
- June 2006: ferried R44 helicopter from Los Angeles to Boston
- March 2006: ferried DA20 from London, Ontario to Hayward, California
- January 2006: CFI-H
- December 2005: ferried R22 helicopter from Los Angeles to Boston
- November 2005: attended Robinson Helicopter Company factory safety course
- September 2005: CFII
- June-July 2005: trip from Boston-Nunavut-Alaska and back to Boston
in newly purchased Cirrus SR20
- June 2005: obtained CFI
- March 2005: spent one week flying a Richmond, Virginia TV station's
ENG Jet Ranger
- November 2004: private rotorcraft-helicopter rating
- July 2004: Boston-Upstate NY-Quebec City-St. Lawrence
River-Labrador-Newfoundland-PEI-Martha's Vineyard-Boston in DA40
- June 2004: single-engine seaplane rating
- April 2004: added multi-engine rating to Commercial certificate
- March 2004: multi-engine training flight from Boston to Los Angeles
in Piper Seminole with a CFI who is a Part 121 first officer
- February 2004: obtained Commercial certificate
- January 2004: 20 hours of R22 helicopter training at Helipan in
Panama City, Panama
- July-August 2003: trip from Boston to Oshkosh, San Francisco, and
back in Diamond Star DA40
- December 2002-January 2003: trip from Boston to the Caribbean and
back in Diamond Star DA40
- June-November 2002: trip from Boston to Nome, Alaska, Baja, Mexico,
and back in a recently purchased Diamond Star DA40. Obtained Instrument
Airplane rating in Anchorage, Alaska during this trip.
- December 2001-March 2002: took lessons from a 9000-hour ATP in the
Diamond Katana, culminating in a Private certificate
July 2010-present: Expert Witness
Testified at trial (February 2012) in Bouret et al. v. Robinson
Helicopters and Caribbean Aviation Maintenance, United States
District Court, District of Puerto Rico.
Prepared Expert Presentation for Greiner v. Alleman, Circuit Court,
Williamson County, Illinois, a case involving a Cirrus SR22 accident.
March-October 2008: Comair
Served as First Officer on the 50-seat CRJ, based at CVG and JFK, for
this subsidiary of Delta Airlines. Operated flights from all of the
busiest airports in the Northeast, including BOS, LGA, EWR, DCA, IAD,
PHL, and ORD. Furloughed along with 300 out of 1500 Comair pilots.
77 Comair Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018. (859) 767-2550.
2006-August 2021: Fair Weather Flying LLC
In partnership with East Coast Aero Club, started and managed a new
helicopter school at Hanscom Field. Obtained a single pilot 135
air carrier certificate from the Boston FSDO and serve as the pilot.
2005-August 2021: East Coast Aero Club
Taught primary helicopter and airplane instrument students.
Supervised the application for a Part 141 certificate and subsequently
served as Chief Instructor.
200 Hanscom Drive, Bedford, MA 01730. (781) 274-6322. Owner: Mark Holzwarth.
1991-2006: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Teach computer science undergraduates, conduct research, and
supervise student research.
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. HR Dept.: 617-253-4251;
FAX (617) 258-8501.
Education (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Ph.D. 1999 in electrical engineering and computer science. Thesis
title: Architecture and Implementation of Online
S.M. 1993 in electrical engineering and computer science. Thesis
title: Site Controller: A system for computer-aided civil
engineering and construction.
S.B. 1982 in mathematics.
William Frykman, Check Airman at Comair. Mr. Frykman was the FAA's
designated examiner for my CL-65 checkride. Contact info on request.
Bradrick Pretzer, Boeing 767 captain at North American Airlines.
Former American Eagle first officer. Mr. Pretzer prepared me for my
instrument, CFI, and ATP rides. Mr. Pretzer was one of my first
helicopter students (earned his private privileges in the fall of
2006), so he can speak about my qualifications as a pilot and as an
instructor. (617) 763-8312.
Marc Nathanson, MD11 pilot at Fedex. F4 fighter pilot in the U.S. Air
Force. Aerobatics instructor at Executive Flyers and an FAA Designated
Examiner. Mr. Nathanson was the examiner for my Commercial and ATP
checkrides. (978) 501-1034.
Have visited roughly 50 countries and every continent including Antarctica.