About Safety Systems Enterprise
Gary Morgan – Unit leader – Gary came to the Forest Service from NASA in 1993, serving as Forest Aviation Officer on the Tongass National Forest and Pilot inspector for Region 10. Since then he has worked extensively in both rotor wing and fixed wing operations as well as 10 years as a Regional Aviation Safety Officer and mishap investigator. Gary’s aviation roots began in Naval Aviation and he has worked in Charter and airline operations as well. With over 30 years total aviation experience and numerous mishap investigations, he has developed a solid understanding of mishap causes and affects. He is a certified ICAP Aviation Safety Officer; and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate for multi engine airplanes and a commercial rotor craft license, as well as fixed wing flight instructor rating.
Jim Morrison, Air Safety Investigator, Jim has been with SSE since its inception in June 2008. He originally came to the Forest Service in 1990 in the South Zone of Region 5 as Aviation Maintenance Inspector. Since then, he has worked in the Inter-Mountain Region as Maintenance Inspector and later as Regional Aviation Safety Officer and Aircraft Accident Investigator. Jim has the dubious distinction of having more investigation experience than any other Forest Service investigator with 32 mishaps to date.
Jim’s initial experience came from the US Navy and he has been in aviation for 35 years. He is an FAA licensed private pilot, and holds Airframe and Powerplant, Inspection Authorization, as well. He is an ICAP designated Aviation Safety Officer and an Interagency Aviation Training instructor and has been involved in leading instruction at the Aviation Centered Excellence (ACE) and IAT courses around the country.
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