Mr. Brian Capone has been involved with aviation since 1975. He is the holder of several FAA certificates both in maintenance and operations. They include A&P/ IA, ASMEL, SES, CFII, AGI, and IGI. Mr. Capone holds a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and two aviation associate degrees from Alabama Aviation Technical College. He has worked as a part time flight instructor and ran several flying clubs. His maintenance career spans over 30 years and includes work as a mechanic, IA, supervisor, maintenance contract administrator and FAA aviation safety inspector. He spent nine years working with the air drug interdiction program aircraft with the then U. S. Customs Service. Additionally, Mr. Capone served in active duty and reserve rolls in the USMC within various logistics, maintenance, and command billets, retiring from reserves at the rank of LtCol. As an aviation safety inspector since 1995 he has served in various Principal Maintenance positions covering operators from corporate, general aviation, flight and mechanic schools, aerial applicators, repair stations, on demand charters with both fixed and rotor wing aircraft. Since 2006, Mr. Capone has been a full time member of the Flight Standards FAA Safety Team involved with the continuing evolution of the team. He held the position of Southwest Region Assistant FAASTeam Program Manager covering five states and FAASTeam Program Manager for Louisiana Area. In 2011, Mr. Capone was selected as the manager of the Baton Rouge Flight Standards District Office. In that role he coordinated a consolidation of two offices while continuing to provide all stakeholder services. His leadership took the office through government furlough, shutdown, extensive hiring replacing 70% of the office, and resulted in receiving the Southwest Region FSDO of the Year for 2014. He retired from federal service with 32 years served. After retirement he served as the Chair of Aviation Technology at Baton Rouge Community College. In that role he established and obtained a FAA certification Part 147 school leading to an Aircraft Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings along with college credits and courses leading to an Associate degree. After completion of getting the aircraft maintenance program and an existing Helicopter Training program running, he turned over to hired BRCC personnel and became self-employed as GingerAir, LLC in February 2016. In this capacity he provides consulting in aviation maintenance and operations that have included establishing a heliport, manual and logbook reviews, and tailwheel transition training. The current endeavor of assisting in establishing a Part 141 satellite operation for Gulf Coast Aviation is complete and he is serving as the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor.