Inauguration of the CUNY Aviation Institute Executive Lecture
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Executive Lecture: Captain Dave Bushy
Captain Bushy's lecture will kick off our lecture series that seeks to disseminate current knowledge and assist student, academic, and industry participants in furthering their appreciation and skills in relation to the aviation industry.
Captain Dave Bushy has been a commercial pilot for 29 years. He began flying with Pilgrim Airlines in 1978, and joined Delta air Lines in 1979. He served in a variety of leadership positions at Delta, serving as a member of the Collision Avoidance Procurement Team, and later chief pilot, line check airman and eventually Senior Vice President of Flight Operations. Dave's responsibilities included the management of more than 11,000 pilots, Flight Training, Crew Planning and Scheduling. Dave joined JetBlue in late 2003 and served as Vice President of Flight Operations, where he served as a member of the Information Technology Steering Committee and chair of the Embraer 190 Task Force. Dave recently accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for a regional airline, Cape Air, which operates in New England, Florida, the Caribbean and in Micronesia. Dave?s responsibilities at Cape Air include System Operations, Flight Operations, Maintenance, Airport Services and Planning. Dave served in the U.S. Army and served as an intelligence officer and executive officer in an Armor unit. He was both Airborne and Ranger qualified. Dave is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He earned his M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven. Dave is a past president of the Aviation Accreditation Board International. He is a member of the Aero Club of New England and serves on a variety of Aviation Advisory Boards.
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