I began my pilot career as a flight instructor and worked my way up to a Part 141 Check Instructor under FAA approval and soon after I was promoted to assume the role of a management position as the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor under FAA Part 141 approval. Within this role my duties included confirming strict adherence to the academies flight, ground and simulator instruction under company policy and FAA Part 61 & 141 regulations. As well as the above, it was my responsibility to ensure safety amidst the operation, prepare schedules, maintain records, and certify that each student and flight instructor in each flight course met course standards and training requirements with the highest of safety standards.
I started my airline career with a regional airline in the United States and quickly gained invaluable experience; unfortunately, the economic downturn to the US economy had drastic negative effects to the airline industry and my opportunity for upgrade to Commander was seriously diluted. I decided to expand my horizons and accepted a position with a private/charter company in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2010 where I was soon upgraded to Commander. During this time, I was promoted to GCAA Nominated Commander (Line Training/Check Captain) and GCAA Authorized Test Pilot. I was also successfully involved in leading, researching, developing, and testing EFB solutions to transition to a paperless cockpit along side with development and deployment of flight crew training presentations for online courses to promote a safe operation of aircraft performance procedures.
In 2015, I was offered a position as First Officer with an airline and completed the Command Upgrade process just under 2 years with the company. After 11 years operating in the Middle East it was time to come home. I spent a short time operating cargo operations on the Boeing 777-200 all over the world conducting ultra long haul flights and some time working for the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector. After all these years I finally ended up fulfilling my lifetime dream of flying for the best airline in the world...American Airlines.
Over these last 12 years I have continuously tried to use my previous education and experience in Electronics and Computer Technology and software development and design to help other pilots aspire their goals as Commander. At the same time, developing apps for iPhone and iPad, reference guides and manuals to help pilots operate safely and efficiently or to study for upgrade or recurrent.
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My name is Capt. Ken Lambert, thank you for your interest in my website. I have been a pilot for over 20 years and I started this website as a personal venture to make good pilots even better through app development and pilot guides. Here you can learn a little about myself and my journey.