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Captain John M. Cox
A veteran major airline, corporate and general aviation pilot, Captain John Cox has flown over 14,000 hours with over 10, 000 in command of jet airliners. Additionally, he has flown as an instructor, check pilot, and test pilot in addition to his extensive involvement in global air safety.

Awards and Recognition
  • Sir James Martin Award (more >)
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, England
  • Member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
  • Master Air Pilot Certificate Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators
  • Air Line Pilots Association Air Safety Award (ALPA's Highest Safety Award)
  • Air Line Pilots Association Leadership Award
  • Air Line Pilots Association Steering and Oversight Award
  • US Airways Safety Achievement (US Airway's Highest Safety Award)
  • US Airways Boeing 737 Training Department Certificate of Appreciation
  • Outstanding MBA Graduate, Daniel Webster College
    in recognition for academic excellence
  • Laura Taber Barbour Award
Education and Affiliations
  • Graduate of University of Southern California Air Safety Program
  • United States Navy Post Graduate School Aviation Safety Command Program
  • Accredited International Standard Business Aircraft Auditor (IS-BAO)
  • International Air Transport Association Trained Airline Auditor (IOSA)
  • NTSB Group member on Systems, Structures, Powerplants, Air Traffic Control, and Operations.
    Six major NTSB investigations with numerous field office investigations.
  • Masters Business Administration - Aviation Management, July 2010, Daniel Webster College,
    Nashua, New Hampshire
Public Appearances and Speaking Engagements
  • National Transportation Safety Board - Witness (twice)
  • National Safety Council Congress - Numerous guest lectures
  • ALPA Air Safety Week - Host 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations - Numerous guest lectures
  • University of Southern California - Numerous guest lectures
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Numerous guest lectures
  • Department of Transportation's Transportation Summit - Numerous guest lectures
  • Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina - Guest Lecturer
  • SAE G-10- Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Conference - Speaker
  • International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) - Speaker
  • Flight Safety Foundation - Speaker
Aviation Media Interviews
  • ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, MSNBC, CSPAN, CBN, Sky 4, NPR, Time Magazine, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Air Safety Week, USA Today, Associated Press, United Press International, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York, Los Angles Times, Time, St. Petersburg Times, Dallas Morning Star, Atlanta Constitution, Miami Herald, Seattle Times, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Orlando Sentinel, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Conde Naste Traveler among others.
Captain Cox's Air Safety Work Captured in Books
  • The Mystery of Flight 427, Bill Adair, Smithsonian Intuition Press
  • Flight 427 Anatomy of an Air Disaster, Gerry Byrne, Copernicus Books
Air Safety Positions Held
  • December 2004 - February 2001:
    Executive Air Safety Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), served as the top safety official for the largest non-governmental air safety organization in the world.
  • February 2001 - March 2000:
    Executive Air Safety Vice-Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
  • May 1995 - August 1986:
    Numerous safety positions for a major US airline including Central Air Safety Chairman, Central Air Safety Vice-Chairman, Regional Air Safety Chairman, Local Air Safety Committee Chairman, and Local Air Safety Committee Member. The point of contact by the airline and ALPA on safety matters. Managerial responsibility for over thirty air safety representatives and oversight for the positions taken by ALPA on air safety matters.
Aviation Employment
  • December 2004 to Present:
    Chief Executive Officer, Safety Operating Systems, Washington, DC. As the founder of SOS, Captain Cox has led the growth of from a start up in to into a major consulting success. Clients now include international and domestic airlines, government regulators, manufacturers, business and corporate flight departments and other consulting firms.
  • December 2004 - February 1980:
    Captain, Check Airman, Acceptance Test Pilot, Ferry Pilot for major US airline. Scheduled Air Carrier operations in North America, Caribbean and Bermuda. Operations in one of the world's most technically advanced aircraft in all weather conditions to domestic and foreign destinations.
  • January 1980 - April 1979:
    Corporate flight operations in North America.
Certificates and Ratings
  • Airline Transport Pilot: AMEL
    Captain Type Ratings: Airbus 320, Boeing737, Fokker 28, Citation 500
  • Commercial Privileges: Airplane Single Engine Land, Glider

Captain Thomas J. Kreamer
Captain Kreamer began his career in aviation in 1969 with Allegheny Airlines, flying the Nord 262 and Convair 580. Allegheny became USAirways in 1979. During his 34 years with USAirways he flew the BAC-1-11, DC-9-30 and -50 series, Boeing 757/767 and retired in January 2004 as an Airbus A330-300 International captain flying North Atlantic routes. Upon his retirement he had in excess of 20,000 flight hours.

Having had experience in Personnel Management and Public Relations while he was employed with the Bell System prior to his aviation career he carried these qualities over to his aviation career and became a spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA), and other organizations with which he became associated.

Captain Kreamer served as the Air Line Pilots Associations' National Air Traffic Control Committee Chairman as well as serving as their Assistant Executive Central Air Safety Chairman. He was also a media spokesman on all issues of aviation safety with particular expertise in Flight Operations, Air Traffic Services, Aircraft Accident Investigation and Reduced Separation Standards.

Captain Kreamer served two terms as the IFALPA Regional Vice-President - North Atlantic as well as two terms as Principal Vice-President, Technical Standards.

He was trained at the National Transportation Safety Boards' facility as an Aircraft Accident Investigator and was involved in more than 19 accident investigations. Along with this work he served two terms as Vice-President, International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

Captain Kreamer received numerous awards during his tenure in aviation safety, including the 2000 - IFALPA Scroll of Merit, the 1994 ALPA Air Safety Award, Special Medallion for Outstanding Achievement and Contributions to the Science of Air Traffic Control from the Air Traffic Control Association; as well as recognition from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

For many years he represented pilots who were charged with violating Federal Air Regulations and served as Chairman of the USAirways Violations and Enforcements Committee.

In addition to these duties he was awarded an Associate Professorship at Johns Hopkins University School of Health and Public Safety. Here he lectured on matters of aviation safety.

Captain Kreamer was the author of the most widely published article on aviation communications titled, "Listen, Readback and Comply". This was carried forward to work within ICAO to maintain a phraseology standard, globally.

Captain Kreamer has extensive experience with both domestic and international safety issues and worked on projects including Greek Airspace improvement, Reduced Vertical Separation Standards, TCAS, Closely Spaced Approaches, ICAO Simultaneous Operation on Instrument Runways, RVSM in European Airspace, Flight Operations and Quality Assurance (FOQA), plus many other issues. He is also a certified IS-BAO Auditor and SMS Instructor.

Captain Kreamer has been able to work with many foreign governments and assist in resolving numerous aviation safety issues.

In addition to his aviation career, he is an advisor to The National Guard Youth Challenge (NGYC) program which intervenes in and reclaims the lives of at-risk youth to produce graduates with the values, skills, education and self-descipline necessary to succeed as adults. This along with being a member of the Board of On Wings of Eagles Foundation (OWOE) which provides the opportunity for the Youth Challenge graduates to enter the Aerospace and Aviation industry.

He is currently the Senior Consultant and Aviation Safety Specialist for Safety Operating Systems (SOS), based in Washington, DC.

Captain Kreamer and his wife Susan live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and have four grown daughters.

Allison Markey
Allison has worked in aviation safety since graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Aeronautical Science. She has developed a wealth of aviation knowledge in flight operations and safety through employment at air operators, including airline, ACMI, corporate/business, and general aviation. Currently she is an Aviation Safety Specialist at Safety Operating Systems. Her primary focus has been emergency response plan development and training for emergency response post-holders and accident Go Team training.

Allison's specific skills include flight operations and flight safety research, emergency response projects - emergency response manual writing for airline, charter, and business operators; Go Team and emergency response post-holders, accident and incident analysis, aviation safety reporting/FOQA data analysis, and aviation risk analysis/safety management systems.

Aviation Employment
  • August 2005 - Present:
    Aviation Safety Specialist, Safety Operating Systems, Washington, DC. Clients now include international and domestic airlines, government regulators, manufacturers, business and corporate flight departments and other consulting firms.
  • August 2003 - August 2005:
    Assistant to the Director of Flight Safety and Security, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida where she gained accident and incident investigation, aviation safety reporting data analysis, and flight audit experience.
  • June 2002 - July 2003:
    Airport/Airline experience for British airlines utilizing the Orlando-Sanford Airport, Florida
  • May 2000 - November 2001:
    Scheduled air charter operations in the Bahamas at Vintage Props and Jets, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Certificates and Ratings
  • Commercial Pilot: AMEL
  • Instrument Privileges: Airplane Multi Engine Land
  • Master of Aeronautical Science, Aerospace/Aviation Safety Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Studies - Flight, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • National Transportation Safety Board, Basic Accident Investigation Course, NTSB Academy, Ashburn, VA
  • National Transportation Safety Board, Photo Documentation Course, NTSB Academy, Ashburn, VA
  • Human Factors in Aviation Training Seminar
  • Certified IS-BAO Auditor
  • SMS Instructor
Professional Affiliations
  • International Society of Air Safety Investigators