Speaker CW5 Mike Ostermeyer, US Army Retired

Michael D. Ostermeyer, CW5, retired Army Master Aviator Warrant Officer, who has flown helicopters for thirty-five years.  His past assignments were: Director of Safety/Senior Director of Aviation Safety, Instructor Pilot, Flight Maintenance Examiner/Maintenance Test Pilot, Master Gunner and responsible for conducting aviation and ground accident investigations for the Army.  Combat tour for Operation Enduring Freedom from January 2007 to January 2008 as Aviation Support Battalion AH-64D(Apache Longbow) Maintenance Test Pilot.  Combat tour for Operation Iraq Freedom from December 2009 to September 2010 as UH-60A/L (Blackhawk) Battalion Aviation Safety Officer.  Beside flying AH-64A/D and UH-60A/L (Sikorsky-70), flew the UH-1H/M (Bell 204/205), OH-58A/C (Bell 206B), for the Army and flew Bell 212, Bell 206L1 (C30P)/L3 and Airbus H130B4/T2 as a Commercial/Instrument Helicopter Pilot. 

Michael currently works for a Federal Government Agency as Aviation Safety Officer/Management and Program Analysis, Contracting Officer Representative for aviation Part 121 and Part 135 contracts; and a Member of the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP)Federal Aviation Safety Officer Community.

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