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Michael J. Pobiega

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6004 Majorie Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715

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Graduate Education, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Geography with emphasis in Applied Meteorology
September 1998 - June 2000

Undergraduate Education, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Aviation, June 1998
Minor: Meteorology
Minor: Business Management
GPA: 3.5/4.0

Certificates & Ratings

Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multiengine Land
Type Rating CL-65 (PIC)
Commercial Privileges - Airplane Single Engine Land
Certificated Flight Instructor, Airplane Single and Multiengine, Instrument Airplane (Exp 10/14)
Advanced Ground and Instrument Ground Instructor
FAA Safety Team Services Provider
Master Phase 7 WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program - 2011
Current 8410 (TR-6)
Medical Certificate First Class, No Limitations (Renewed April 2013)
Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
Completed FAA/USAF High Altitude Physiological Training Program (July 2004)
Pressurized Aircraft Endorsement
Banner Towing Waiver, Transportation Security Waiver (NOTAM 2/0199)
Current United States Passport
All certificates and ratings are Single and Multi Engine, Day & Night, IFR Current.
No Flight Violations, Accidents, Incidents or Insurance Claims.

Flight Experience
as of 25 November 2013

Total time - 9497
PIC - 6964
SIC - 2287
Total Instrument - 1120
Actual Instrument - 1025
Simulator Instruction Given - 301
Solo - 4868

Multi-Engine - 4991
Night - 1123
Cross-Country More Than 50nm - 7231
Dual Flight Given - 1591
Retractable - 7074
Turbojet - 2287

Professional Experience

PSA Airlines, Inc., April 2011 - Present
First Officer - CRJ200/700

Ram Air Freight, Inc., December 2004 - April 2011
Line Pilot in C402B/C, BA58, PA34 and PA32R
Company Instructor Pilot in all above aircraft
Check Airman in C402B/C and PA34
Safety Committee Chair

Aero-Tech, Inc., October 2003 - December 2004
Part 141 Check Instructor
Duties include:
Conduct Progress and Final Checks for Part 141 Courses
Provide Single and Multi-Engine Flight, Ground and Simulator Instruction to Private, Instrument, Commercial and Flight Instructor Candidates
Coordinate Aircraft Maintenance with Director of Maintenance
Provide Customer Service both In-Person and Via Telephone

Aerial Messages and Flight Services, Inc., April 2002 - October 2003
Chief Pilot & Chief Flight Instructor
Duties include:
Coordinate Operations With Owner and Business Manager
Perform Revenue Banner Towing Operations
Conduct Flight Instruction Operations
Schedule and Coordinate Aircraft Usage
Schedule and Coordinate Regular Inspections and Unscheduled Aircraft Maintenance
Research and Purchase Aircraft Parts and Company Supplies
Supervise and Perform Maintenance for All Banner Towing and Related Equipment

Woodward Aviation, Inc., May 2001 - February 2002
Part-time Flight Instructor and Line Service Attendant

Weather Modification, Inc., July 2000 - November 2001
Field Meteorologist, Oklahoma Weather Modification Program
Oklahoma City, July 2000 - February 2001
Woodward, OK, March 2001 - June 2001
Field Meteorologist, West Central Texas Weather Modification Program
Abilene, TX, September 2001 - October 2001
Duties include:
Directing All Weather Modification Activities
Keeping a Detailed Record of Cloud Seeding Activity
Forecasting the Potential of Thunderstorms
Providing Daily Weather Briefings for Pilots
Providing a 24 Hour a Day, 7 Day a Week Watch for Thunderstorm Activity Over the Project Area
Keeping the Weather Modification, Inc. Home Office Informed of Cloud Seeding Activity and Other Concerns
Informing the Client of Cloud Seeding Activities and Providing Pertinent Records

Ohio University, Department of Geography, 1998 - 2000
Associate Director, Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis
Responsible for day-to-day operations in the Laboratory of 30+ staff and students
Duties include:
Installation, Maintenance and Calibration of Meteorological Instruments and Stations with Texas Weather Instruments with Weatherview 32 Software
Formatting, Producing and Validating Laboratory Climatic Data
Public Relations and Advertising
Student Recruitment and Advising
Selecting and Obtaining Laboratory Equipment
System Administrator of Laboratory Windows 95, 98 and NT Systems
Primary Laboratory Web Site Author and Administrator
Responsible for teaching every quarter:
GEOG 304/504 Observations in Meteorology
GEOG 305/505 Practicum in Meteorological Forecasting

Ohio University, WOUB TV and Radio, 1999 - 2000
Weather Anchor on Daily Newswatch Television News production 2-3 Days a Week
Redesigned Weathercast Graphics on Adobe Photoshop Pro
Wrote Training Manual for Graphics and Trained Weathercasters

Ohio University, Departments of Aviation and Transportation, 1995 - 1998
Flight and Simulator Instructor for Ohio University Dept. of Aviation
Co-Pilot for Ohio University Dept. of Transportation on Baron 55 and 58

Matrix Essentials, Inc., Summer 1997
System Administrator of DOS, UNIX and Windows NT computer systems.

Additional Skills

Extensive computer experience including:
All Microsoft Office Programs
Peachtree Accounting Software
General System Administration
Web Authoring & Administration
Hardware Integration & Maintenance
General Networking

Volunteer Efforts


FAA Safety Team Representative, August 2008 - Present
EAA Young Eagles Pilot, October 2011 - Present

Personal Information

Red Cross Certificated - Adult CPR & Standard First Aid
Aircraft Owner & Pilots Association, 1992 - Present
AOPA Flight Training Instructor
Ohio University Marching Band, 1994 - 1998
Excellent Health/Non-Smoker
U.S. Citizen

References are Available Upon Request

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