International Aviation Safety Consultant
Mr. Feith is a former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Senior Air Safety Investigator with a wide range of aviation investigative, safety and security experience. He has investigated hundreds of general aviation, business/corporate and air transport (commercial air carrier) aircraft incidents and accidents worldwide during his 30 years as an aircraft accident investigator and aviation safety expert, of which more than 20 years was with the NTSB. Greg served as the Investigator-In-Charge or U.S. Accredited Representative for the investigation of numerous high profile aircraft accidents that include the Valujet DC-9 in-flight fire in the Florida Everglades in 1996; the American Eagle ATR 72 in-flight icing accident at Roselawn, Indiana in 1994; the USAir DC-9 windshear accident at Charlotte in 1994; the Korean Air 747-300 controlled flight into terrain at Guam in 1997; the American Airlines MD-83 runway overrun at Little Rock in 1999; the Emery Worldwide Airlines DC-8 elevator control failure at Sacramento in 2000; the Swiss Air MD-11 in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia in 1998; and the Silk Air Boeing 737 in Palembang, Sumatra in 1997.
Greg has won numerous NTSB and aviation industry awards and was the recipient of an Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurel Award in 1996 for his leadership in the investigation of the Valujet DC-9 in-flight fire accident in the Florida Everglades. He also received the 2001 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Distinguished Alumni Award for "extraordinary distinction and success in the field of aviation and achievements;" and the SAFE Association, Michael R. Grost Award for “outstanding contribution in the field of accident investigation.”
Greg is currently in private practice as an international aviation safety and security consultant specializing in aircraft accident investigation, reconstruction and flight safety; expert witness testimony; general aviation, business/corporate and commercial airline flight safety and security program design, development, implementation and evaluation; and business/corporate and commercial airline emergency response (ERP) and crisis management program development and evaluation. He is also a principle member of The Aviation Response Management Advisory Group (TARMAC), which is comprised of former NTSB, FAA, FBI, NYCPD and U.N. experts dedicated to analyzing, developing and implementing programs that enhance both the flight safety and security of corporate/business aviation flight operations.
Greg is widely known and respected for his frequent public speaking engagements and safety lectures; involvement in aviation safety and security education programs, and his persona as an instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the area of accident investigation/reconstruction and aviation safety. Greg regularly appears in a variety of aviation safety-related television programs on Discovery, TLC, the History Channel's "Secrets of the Black Box," as well as “MAYDAY” and “Seconds to Disaster” on National Geographic. In addition, he is a frequent contributor to various writers for articles in aviation publications such as Business & Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week and Space Technology and Aviation International News. Greg is seen regularly as an aviation safety and security expert on NBC, CNN, MSNBC and other major networks worldwide.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is an active pilot with an FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, with airplane single and multi engine land ratings; Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) certificates; and currently owns a Piper PA-24-260 Comanche.
Speaker: Protecting Yourself in an Accident Investigation