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Victor Appiah Airport Assistant Manager

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Victor Appiah
Address: 158 Heath Court, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
Mobile: 678.613.3814
Email: appiah711@gmail.com

Airport Assistant Manager

Operations Management ~ Process Improvement ~ Flight Procedures ~ Aviation Terminologies
Strategic Planning and Implementation ~ Leadership and Supervision ~ Staff Training and Development

Qualifications Profile

Highly motivated, dynamic, and dedicated professional with comprehensive knowledge and expertise in aviation management and operations, as well as with airport operations honed from experience in diverse settings. Capable of meeting the requirements of demanding tasks to ensure their successful completion. Armed with proven ability to coordinate with people of diverse backgrounds toward the achievement of common goals. Versatile, highly effective leader and team player with keen attention to detail and outstanding analytical, organizational, and problem-resolution skills.

Relevant Experience

Lockheed Martin Inc. ~ City, State
Automated Flight Service Specialist Nov 2007–Present

Guarantee safe and efficient National Aerospace System (NAS) by presenting detailed preflight, inflight, and en-route flight advisory services (EFAS) to the entire aviation community.

Broaden knowledge on different types of navigational aids, such as distance measuring equipment (DME), global positioning system (GPS), VOR, and VORTAC.

Render proactive assistance in locating lost and downed aircrafts from civil, commercial, and military aviation by developing search area parameters to systematize inter-agency
search and rescue communications services between local area police departments and air traffic control facilities.

Participate in responding to emergency services which include lost aircraft orientation.

Facilitate preflight and inflight meteorological and aeronautical coaching.

Communicate Remote Airport Advisory (RAA) Services (AAS) in specific locations across the eastern United States.

Maintain continuous automated broadcasts of hazardous inflight weather advisories services (HIWAS) throughout select navigational radios.

Thoroughly perform dissemination, creation, processing, and organization of aeronautical, meteorological, and procedural information into the NAS notices to Airmen (NOTAM) main database system through Federal Aviation Administration’s E-NOTAM II and AISR software.

Broaden knowledge of pilots on operating procedures associated with various planned and unplanned events; such as NASCAR races, rocket launches, demolition areas, gas venting areas, high-density pilot activity areas, aerobatic airspaces, special use airspace (SUA), military operations area (MOA), restricted airspace, prohibited airspace, and warning areas to support air shows, aviation conventions, and other aviation events.

Provide necessary data on aircrafts that would penetrate the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) of the contiguous United States border; including pilot’s name, aircraft registration, aircraft type, air defense expected penetrating point, and number of passengers to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS-Customs & Boarder Protection Agency) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

Utilize Lockheed Martin’s Flight Scape software in documenting domestic and international flight plans, which include visual flight rules-VFR, instrument flight rules-IFR, and defense-VFR.

Assess and check flight plans from the database or from third-party vendors including Direct User Access Terminal Services (DUATS).

Apply extensive knowledge in utilizing aviation phraseology, terminology, and radio communications.

Demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities in training new employees as well as other employees to maintain their productivity.

Comair Regional Airlines ~ City, State
Ramp/Gate Agent Aug 2004–Jan 2005

Accurately and effectively organized passengers to maintain the timeliness of flights.
Attended to various concerns including offering appropriate interventions to weary, angry, and irritated passengers; settling the repayment of over-booked passengers; and redirecting passengers who missed connection.
Ensured the safety, efficiency, and timely flights by working on ground operations and logistics of incoming and outgoing aircrafts, as well as kept passengers updated on their flight’s status.
Exemplified expertise on aircraft fueling operations, along with airport emergency operations and drills
Provided pilots with weather and weight and balance information to support them in conducting judgment calls for their flight.
Functioned as a baggage room sorter, which entailed utilizing heavy duty equipment including tugs for push-back maneuvers.
Held responsibility in moving aircrafts on night-shift to staging areas.

Delta Airlines ~ City, State
Air Cargo Operations Associate Feb 2001–Feb 2002

Ensured strict compliance with cargo shipping regulations.
Organized the cargo operations area for safe and smooth movement of cargo and personnel.
Assumed full responsibility in printing cargo manifests for shipping containers.
Arranged United States Postal Service (USPS) mail to proper cargo containers.

Other Experience

Miami-Dade County Public Schools ~ Miami, FL
Science Chairman/Educator Jan 2005–Jun 2007

Wyndham Hotel ~ City, State
Front Desk Associate Feb 2002–Jul 2004

 

Education

Master of Science in Space Studies, Major in Aerospace Science ~ In Progress (Expected Graduation Date)
American Military/Public University, City, State
Relevant Coursework: Space Law, Remote Sensing Satellites, Aircraft Propulsion Systems, Aerodynamics, Research Methods in Space Studies, Satellite Communications

Bachelor Science in Aeronautical Science ~ 2004 (Graduated cum laude)
Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
Relevant Coursework: College Writing I/II, Business and Professional Speaking, Management Information Systems, Flight Safety, Management Decision Making, Computer Science, Aircraft Accident Investigation, Air traffic Control, National Airspace System, Principles of Programming

 

Credentials

Commercial Pilot’s License with Complex Aircraft and Instrument Rating
National Weather Service (NWS) Certified Pilot Weather Briefer