Mike J. Mead



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Mr. Mead has provided consulting services to Marstel-Day since 2008 as an aviation subject matter expert. In this capacity, he is involved in the development of Encroachment Control Plans for the vast majority of Marine Corps installations. In addition to his analysis of aviation related issues, Mr. Mead also investigates the impact of frequency encroachment on military installations.

Mr. Mead has over 36 years of experience as a military and commercial aviator. A former US Marine, he was designated a Naval Aviator in 1985, and flew the F-4S and F/A-18 during his active military service. He also served as a Forward Air Controller as a member of the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines. He is intimately familiar with all aspects of USMC air/ground operations and training. His military experience includes designation as an Air Combat Tactics Instructor, extensive leadership opportunities in squadron maintenance departments, and involvement in Battalion, and Marine Aircraft Group, operational planning and execution. Mr. Mead also works as an A320 Captain for American Airlines. In his 27 years at American, he has flown the 727, MD-80, 777, and A320 aircraft domestically and internationally. His status as a practicing commercial aviator gives him unique insight into trends in the aviation profession. He has amassed over 18,000 accident free flight hours.

Mr. Mead graduated from Virginia Tech in 1982 with a BS in economics.