Seminar: Captain Michael Wilson-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar: Captain Michael Wilson-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Captain Michael K. Wilson, USN (RET)

Michael Wilson headshotThe Silicon Valley campus welcomes Captain Michael Wilson of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Wednesday, February 18
  • 1:30 p.m. PST
  • Silicon Valley campus, Bldg 23 Room 118

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Evolving World of Drones: Technology, Standards and Strategies

Abstract: Mike will discuss the world of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from opportunities for flight and current events, to the evolving ecosystem and regulatory structure, to droning on … and on, and on.

About the Speaker: Captain Wilson is the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Manager, Southern Region, and an Aviation Safety Inspector assigned to NextGen Program. He is an accomplished national and international aviation industry and training expert. A retired commercial airline Captain, he has held executive positions as Chief Pilot, Senior Check Airman, FAA Aircrew Program Designee, and Director of Aviation Technology with 44 years and nearly 30,000 hours of military, airline, business, and general aviation industry experience. He is a recognized builder, manager, and leader of programs and budgets who has led national policy and leadership teams that span operations, simulation, evaluation, licensing, and flying responsibilities. Captain Wilson’s leadership has accounted for the creation of new training models and organizational structures, and cost reductions and revenue generation, in delivering execution across agency, industry and national arenas. Captain Wilson is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in Operations Analysis, and holds advanced degrees in Strategic Planning and Tactical Operations from the Naval War College, National Defense University, and Armed Forces Staff College. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and former Naval Aviator, with over 32 years of service.