Advisory Council Vice Chairman & Expert
Aviation Safety Manager
Subject Matter Expert: Internal Safety Programs
Council Member since 2015
Troy Smith currently serves as the Aviation Safety Manager for Leidos Company Flight Operations supporting worldwide defense contracts. In February 2019, Troy retired from the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent managing the Aviation Support Unit responsible for aviation safety, training, and maintenance programs. During his FBI service, Troy held aviation safety responsibilities for 12 years at FBIHQ and was assigned to the San Francisco Field Office for 9 years working organized crime violations and served as a mission pilot for local flight operations.
While serving as an Aviation Safety Manager, Troy provided oversight of Safety Management Systems to include national and regional safety standdowns, inspections of contracted air carriers and internal aviation units, completed several International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) audits and more.
He also maintained a “Gold Standard” flight operation as administered by the U.S. Government-General Services Administration, developed organization-wide policies related to aviation operations, conducted Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA), developed CRM training programs and conducted aircraft accident investigations.
Troy is a CFII and has acquired his multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
In 2012, Troy was awarded the first Safety Standdown Award.