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Federal agency administrator , pilot

Robert Llewellyn Sumwalt, III, American federal agency administrator, pilot. Achievements include research on aviation safety and aircraft accident investigation. Recipient Laura Taber Barbour award, Flight Safety Foundation, 2003, Air Safety award, Air Line Pilots Association, 2004. Member Airline Pilots Association (chairman human hactors and ergonomics committee).

Background

III, Robert Llewellyn Sumwalt, was born on June 30, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Llewellyn Junior and Joyce (Mills) S.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University South Carolina, 1979.

Career

Flight engineer, first officer Piedmont Airlines, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1981-1983, chief flight engineer, 1983, captain, airline instructor Charlotte, North Carolina, 1984-1989. Captain United States Airways, 1989—2005. Manager aviation SCANA Corporation, 2005—2006.

Member National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Washington, since 2006, vice chairman, 2006—2008. Chairman Richland County Airport Commission, Columbia, South Carolina, 1987-1989. President Aviatrends, Inc., Columbia, since 1992.

Aviation safety research consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aviation Safety Reporting Systems. Member, Air Line Pilots Association Accident Investigation Board, 2002-2004, United States Airways Flight Operations Quality Assurance, 2002-2004. Instructor Aviation Safety & Security Program, University Southern California, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on aviation safety and aircraft accident investigation.

Membership

Member Airline Pilots Association (chairman human hactors and ergonomics committee).

Connections

Married Anne Macdonald, December 22, 1978. 1 child, Kaylyn Mackenzie.

father:
Robert Llewellyn S. Junior

mother:
Joyce (Mills) S.

spouse:
Anne Macdonald

child:
Kaylyn Mackenzie III