image John V. Sabel
Attorney at Law
Airline Transport Pilot
2512 Minton Drive
Moon Township, PA 15108-9207
E : johnsabel@aviationadvisors.com
P : 724.457.2513
C : 412.512.7846
F : 724.457.2513
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and POSITIONS HELD

Check Airman, Captain, FAA Aircrew Program Designee.
US Airways, 1985 - present.
Check Airman, DC-9; Check Airman, MD-80; Senior Check Airman, MD-80; chairman, Douglas Flight Standards Committee; FAA Aircrew Program Designee, MD-80. Responsible for training and evaluation of pilots and check airmen in fleet of 70 aircraft. Coordinated with FAA to develop and implement training and standardization policies and procedures. Conducted FAA type rating evaluations and standardization evaluations. Airline pilot operating in domestic, international, and Latin American theaters on various transport category jet aircraft.
Adjunct Professor.
Community College Beaver County. 2008 - present.
Adjunct faculty member in Aviation Sciences Department.
Attorney, Expert Witness, Consultant.
Aviation Advisors, LLC. 2007 - present.
Representation of pilots in FAA certificate action matters. Expert witness and consultant in aviation-related litigation.
Plan attorney.
AOPA Legal Services Plan. 2007 - present.
Representation of pilots in FAA certificate action matters.
Associate Attorney.
Tucker Arensberg, P.C. 2006 - 2007.
Practice area included general civil litigation and labor & employment matters.
Current Part 121 Airline Transport Pilot.
With over 30 years of civil aviation flight experience and over 14,000 flight hours logged.
Air Safety Representative.
Air Line Pilots Association, International. 2007 - 2008.
Accident Investigation Committee member.
US Airline Pilots Association. 2008 - present.
Safety Committee member.
US Airline Pilots Association. 2008 - present.
Chairman, Violations Committee.
US Airline Pilots Association - present.

AIRCRAFT FLOWN

C-150/152, C-172, C-177, C-210, C-310, C-402, M-20C, PA28-140, PA23-150, PA44-180, EMB-110, DC-3, M-404, DC-9, MD-80, B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767, A-319, A-320, A-321.

EDUCATION and TRAINING

Duquesne University School of Law:
Juris Doctor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:
Bachelor of Science -
Aeronautical Science
Associate in Science -
Aviation Management
Associate in Science -
Aeronautical Studies
Basic Safety School
Air Line Pilots Association, International
NTSB Accident Investigation Orientation
National Transportation Safety Board

CERTIFICATES and RATINGS

Airline Transport Pilot
Type Ratings :
Embraer : EMB-110
Douglas : DC-9/MD-80
Boeing : B-737, B-757/B-767
Airbus : A-319/A-320/A-321
Flight Engineer - Turbojet
Certified Flight Instructor :
Airplane Single-Engine Land
Airplane Multi-Engine Land
Instrument Airplane
Ground Instructor :
Advanced
Instrument

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
NTSB Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Defense Research Institute
Plan Attorney - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Legal Services Plan
International Society of Air Safety Investigators
US Airline Pilots Association
National Aeronautic Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Aviation Insurance Association
Admitted to practice :
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS

"Airline-Airport Facilities Agreements - An Overview" - SMU Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Volume 69, Fall 2004

Guest Speaker - Pennsylvania Bar Association, Aeronautical and Space Law Committee