Executive Director, Advanced Training Programs
Dann J. Runik attended Northrop University of Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology/Aircraft Maintenance and an A&P Mechanic License. Dann later served as a DC-8 and B-747 pilot for Flying Tigers, then as an engineer for Rockwell International on the Space Shuttle program.
Dann joined Northwest Airlines (now Delta) in 1983 where he currently serves as a B-777 Captain. Dann joined FlightSafety International in 2004 where he currently serves as the Executive Director of Advanced Training Programs. In this role, Dann works closely with the major aircraft manufacturers and FlightSafety training facilities to oversee and create the next generation of training programs. These advanced programs are targeted toward providing solutions to the challenges seen in aviation safety.
Dann maintains qualification as a GV Series pilot instructor and G650 pilot, continues to fly line trips in various Gulfstream and Boeing aircraft, and has accumulated over 23,000 hours of flight time. Dann also consults with flight departments and aircraft manufacturers on the topics of post accident/incident recovery, departmental restructuring strategies, and customized training solutions.