Expert and Author
Dan Boedigheimer, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Aircrew Academy
After finding a passion for teaching as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Dan Boedigheimer built a solid instrument scan flying a Beech 1900 for Great Lakes without an autopilot across the Midwest. His business aviation flying experience spans four years in a small Part 91 flight department and 13 years in a large Part 135 operation, starting as a Second in Command (SIC) and working his way up to managing their training and standards program.
With a philosophy of being a lifetime learner, Boedigheimer holds a Ph.D. in aerospace science. The inspiration for his Ph.D. dissertation came to him within the first hour of Standdown in 2006. Four years later, Boedigheimer’s FAA-sponsored dissertation was published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Record. Boedigheimer later joined the Convergent Performance team as a part-time lead human factors instructor while continuing to be a full-time pilot.
Boedigheimer has served on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Safety Committee since 2014 - first as a member of the Training Advisory Committee and today as the Vice Chairman. He also serves on the International Business Aviation Council’s IS-BAO Standards Board and is a reviewer for the Embry Riddle Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research. Boedigheimer’s day job is leading an incredible training team as CEO and a founding partner of Advanced Aircrew Academy.