Silas Still is currently the Washington DC Headquarter FAA lead for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training and curriculum development for the AFS-80 division. He started his aviation career in the U.S. Air Force in 1989 and served as a flight engineer and mechanic for various aircraft (F-15A/B, C-141B, KC-10A, 737-700, DC-9, Gulfstream III, V, and the VC-25A or 747-200). In 2009, he retired from active duty as the primary flight engineer on Air Force One for President Bush and Obama. After retirement he joined the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) and attended NASA and Air Force unmanned aircraft training for the Predator B, Raven, Puma, and Wasp. Today he is the project lead for the FAA UAS remote pilot’s knowledge test, accident investigation, and part 107 training. He is a commercial, instrument and UAS remote pilot as well as a current flight instructor for helicopter and airplane. He has earned a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Touro University. He looks forward to starting a Ph.D in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum Development and UAS training. Currently teaches unmanned aircraft systems, aviation security, and accident investigation courses for the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, FAA Academy, and the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) as an Adjunct Instructor.
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