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John Lohmar

Dallas, TX 75214, USA


Keynote Speaker, Expert Witness, Risk Mitigation and Avoidance,

Safety Management, Accident Investigation, Training and Skill Set Development


  Topics include:

  • Air Racing 240 Miles An Hour 50 To 100 Feet Off The Ground

  • Cognitive Biases Including Dread Risk Bias

  • Leadership Training From An Aviation Perspective

  • Veritable Leadership When You’re Flying In Unknown Territory


Certificates & Ratings

  • Airline Transport Pilot, Single- and Multi-Engine Land

  • A-320, B-727, B-757, B-767, CE-500, DA-10, DC-9, G-TBM, L-1011, N-B25, DC-AD1 (Series), N-T28

  • Commercial Privileges, Single- and Multi-Engine Sea, Glider

  • Certified Flight Instructor (Gold Seal), Airplane Single- and Multi-Engine, Instrument Airplane, Glider Ground Instructor, Basic, Advanced, Instrument

  • Flight Engineer, Turbojet

  • Inspector Authorization - Mechanic, Airframe & Powerplant


Professional Experience

   05/85 to 10/19  

Fleet Training Manager, Captain, Check Airman: B-727, B-757, B-767, L-1011, MD-80, A319/320/321

TWA and American Airlines, St. Louis, MO & Dallas, TX

- Airbus A319/320/321 - Fleet Training Manager, Captain, Check Airman

- MD-80 - Captain, Check Airman

- B757/767 - Captain, FO, Check Airman

- L-1011 - Captain, FO, Check Airman

- B-727 - Captain, FO, Check Airman

- Manager - AQP

- Manager/Gate Keeper - FOQA

- Manager, Course Developer - Instructor/Check Airman Training School


   03/84 to 05/85       

Corporate Pilot: DA-10

Emerson Electric, St. Louis, MO

- Corporate Pilot - Captain, Falcon 10


   11/79 to 03/84        

Corporate Pilot: BE-200, CE-500/550

Mercantile Trust, St. Louis, MO

- Corporate Pilot - Captain, King Air 200, Citation 500/550


   06/79 to 10/79

Airline Pilot: B-727

TWA, Kansas City, MO

- Flight Engineer - Boeing 727


   06/78 to 06/79

Chief Pilot: BE-90, Light Twins

St. Louis Air Charter, St. Louis, MO

- Chief Pilot - Part 135 Charter Operation. King Airs and light twins.


   10/76 to 06/78

Chief Pilot: BE-90, Light Twins

Altair Ltd., St. Louis, MO

- Chief Pilot - Part 135 Charter Operation. King Airs and light twins.


Specialized Skill Set

  • Expertise in Risk Perception Training, Mitigation and Avoidance

  • Extensive experience in training, safety, and accident investigation

  • Certified Aircraft Accident Investigator - Graduate of the NTSB Aircraft Accident Investigator School

  • Lead Auditor for ICAO/Part 121 Flight Operations

  • Graduate of ARGUS/Pros Corporate Flight Operations Lead Auditor Training

  • Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspector Authorization

  • United States Championship Air Races, 2007-Present, Certified Air Racer.Won T-6 Class Gold Championship 2017, 2018

  • Basic and Advanced Mediation and Problem-Solving Training

  • Chair of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Flight Safety and Standards Committee

  • TWA Meritorious Service Award - 1989

  • TWA Award of Excellence 2000



Bachelor of Science - Aerospace Engineering

St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO


MBA - International Business

Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO


Master of Science - Aviation Safety Management

St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO


Certificate - Aircraft Accident Investigator

NTSB Accident Investigator School, Washington, DC


Certificate - Aircraft Upset Recovery Training

Veridian Flight Systems, Roswell, NM


Flight Hours

Total Time: 23,250      Multi-Engine: 18,496   Jet: 13,360

Turboprop: 2,803   PIC - 19,085  SIC - 2,679    FE - 1,498

Download John's CV as .pdf

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