Evidence Based Training
Simon graduated from the Royal Australian Airforce Academy in 1982 and flew Dakota, Hercules and Boeing 707 aircraft. When Simon left the air force he was the flying safety staff officer for Air Lift Group. Simon remains a corresponding member of the UKCAA CRM advisory panel, until recently was the airline training representative on Civil Aviation Safety Authorities (CASA) Flight Training Panel and the Industry Co-Chair of CASA's Flight Crew Licensing Sub-Committee. As a member of the IATA Training and Qualification Initiative helped found the Evidence Based Training Foundation.
Simon received his Doctorate in 2009 and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Simon is the principal consultant with Aha Research Services and works with a variety of airlines, regulatory authorities and the LOSA Collaborative in that role. He continues to stay current and contracts to an Asian airline as a trainer and examiner.
He has held management roles, trained and examined with Australian based and International airlines. He was a member of the joint PARC/CAST Flight Deck Automation Working Group and a contributor to their report on the operational use of flight path management systems.
Simon was the 2002 recipient of the Flight Safety Foundation Award for Achievement in Human Factors and Flight Safety.