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Focused on providing professional and high-quality consulting in the field of aviation and piloting. We will do everything we can to meet and exceed your expectations. Both Barry and Brian have served as an aviation expert witness in a variety of cases involving commercial and general aviation.

Forensic Aviation


Specialize in piloting issues, such as safety management, risk management, training evaluation, pilot evaluation, litigation support, and expert testimony. Please contact me today!

Captain Brian Schiff

Capt. Brian Schiff is a captain for a major US airline and is type-rated on the Airbus A320, Boeing 727, 757, 767, DC-9 (MD-80), CL-65, LR-JET, and G-V. Schiff’s roots are deeply planted in general aviation where he has flown a wide variety of aircraft. 

     He holds several flight instructor ratings and is recognized for his enthusiasm and ability to teach in way that simplifies complex procedures and concepts. He has been actively instructing since earning his flight and ground instructor certificates in 1985. Schiff also has been an FAA-designated examiner. 

     He attended San Jose State University, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Masters of Science Degree in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri. He regularly conducts seminars about aviation safety and techniques to student and professional pilots alike.


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Captain Barry Schiff

Capt. Barry Schiff holds 13 type ratings, every flight instructor rating, and every category and class rating issued by the FAA (except “blimp”). He is a retired Lockheed 1011 and Boeing 747 captain for TWA and his 28,000 hours has been accumulated in 347 different types of aircraft.

     He’s been an FAA-designated check airman on the Boeing 767, an FAA-designated flight examiner and has been appointed by the FAA as an accident prevention counselor for life.

     In addition to holding five world aviation speed records, Schiff is the recipient of a Congressional Commendation, the Louis Bleriot Air Medal (France), the Gold Proficiency Medal (Switzerland), and an honorary doctorate in aeronautical science. He also has been inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation and into the Flight Instructor's Hall of Fame.

     Schiff has written 1,700 magazine articles about flight safety, operational procedures, techniques and aeronautical theory. These plus his 13 books have earned him 11 journalism awards.


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