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  1. 1. Nelson Soto 5025 Sweet Cedar Circle Orlando, Florida 32829 (H) 321-235-6115; (C) 407-797-7931 www.linkedin.com/in/sotonelson nelson_soto@cfl.rr.com SENIOR FLIGHT STANDARDS AND AIRWORTHINESS CONSULTANT; RETIRED FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) GM – 15 MANAGER, AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR, FLIGHT STANDARDS DIVISION Summary of Qualifications:A&P #1852802 (IA expired 2003);40 years total of government service. Served 4 years, honorably, with the United States Air Force (USAF).Retired, after 30 years of service,from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),Flight Standards Division, as a GM-15 Manager, on March 2007.Assigned to FAA Headquarters, from 1996 to 2000, to assist South America with ICAO,as a Maintenance Coordinator for the region and worked with ICAO in developing “Latin American Regulations(LARS)”, based on FARS and JARS.From 1987 to 1996, assigned to the Rochester FSDO office, as an Airworthiness Unit Supervisor.Prior FAA service experience: Avionics Inspector; electronic technician; airworthiness inspector.Prior civilian experience: aircraft mechanic, large aircraft; aircraft electrician; Navigation System Supervisor / Inertial Navigation System Supervisor with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. EDUCATION 4+ years of higher education from US Government and civil academic institutions Institutions attended:FAA Aeronautical Center; FAA Technical Safety Institute, (TSI),ICAO USOAP training – Brazil; IASA training with FAA – Miami IFO;United States Air Force (USAF): Air Force Community College; Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Keesler AFB, Mississippi; Trenton Community College; Inter American University, Puerto Rico; Macomb Community College, Michigan; State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND CERTIFICATIONSA/C ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, PART 2; TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURESA/W INSPECTION/SURVEILLANCE OF FOREIGN/DOMESTIC RPR STATIONSACFT ACCIDENT INVSTTGATION, PT 1, MGMT & RESPONSIBILITIESADVANCED ILS/VOR PRINCIPLESAGING AIRCRAFT CORROSION CONTROL, PHASE 1AGING AIRCRAFT CORROSION CONTROL, PHASE 2AIR CARRIER AIRWORTHINESS ADVANCED INDOCTRINATIONAIRCRAFT ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRSALTIMETRY AND BAROMETRYANNUAL TRAINING ON "STANDARDS ON ETHICAL CONDUCT"ANTENNAS AND RADIATION PATTERNSAVIONICS TEST AND MEASURING EQUIPMENTBLOODBORNE PATHOGEN RECURRENT TRAININGBLOODBORNE PATHOGENA AWARENESS TRAININGBOEING SIDBRIEFING AND PRESENTATION TECHNIQUESCEILOMETER EQUIPMENT (RBC & CL)CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV)COMMUNICATIONS EFFECTIVENESS WORKSHOPCOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENTCOMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURESDIGITAL AVIONICS PRINCIPLES AND SYSTEMS (AVIONICS)DIGITAL TECHNIQUESDISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT (DME) (BUTLER/WILCOX)DODCI COMP FAMILIARIZATION/AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR
  2. 2. Nelson Soto 5025 Sweet Cedar Circle Orlando, Florida 32829 (H) 321-235-6115; (C) 407-797-7931 www.linkedin.com/in/sotonelson nelson_soto@cfl.rr.comEDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND CERTIFICATIONS (cont’d)EFIS (ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEM) SEMINAREQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)EVALUATION OF AVIATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSFAR PART 135, AIR CARRIER, OPERATOR CERT AND SURVEILLANCEFLIGHT DATA ENTRY AND PRINTOUT EQUIPMENT (FDEP)FLIGHT DATA ENTRY AND PRINTOUTFSAS FOR MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS, AND STAFF ANALYSTSHIV/AIDS AWARENESS (SELF-LEARNING)ILS CONCEPTS (N13)ILS CONCEPTSILS CONCEPTSINSPECTOR COCKPIT EN ROUTE INSPECTIONINTRO TO OATSINTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY READINESSLABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS (LMR)LEADERSHIP: A COMMITMENT TO MASTERY SEMINARLONG RANGE AREA NAVIGATION SYSTEMSMANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS IN LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS (OST)MANAGING RESOURCES AND PROGRAMSMSG-3 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCEOPERTAIONS SPECIFICATIONSPERSONAL EMPOWERMENTPRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, A/W INSPECTORSREGIONAL TEAM EFFECTIVENESSRHO-THETA/TACAN/PRINCIPLESSAFETY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (SPAS)SET GOALS, MANAGE PERFORMANCE AND REWARD CONTRIBUTION IN AVRSUBSTITUTE FOR 44417/PREREQUISITE VALIDATION EXAM (PVE)-500SUBSTITUTE FOR 44504/PREREQUISITE VALIDATION EXAM (PVE)-100SUPERVISORS COURSE, PHASE II (INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR)SUSPECTED UNAPPORVED PARTS (SUPS)THE SUPERVISORS COURSE, PHASE 1TRIMATE TRAININGVHF OMNIRANGE (VOR)VITAL INFORMATION SUBSYSTEMWIND EQUIPMENT (F420 SERIES)WINDOWS 3.1: ORIENTATIONWORD FOR WINDOWS: LEVEL 1WORDPERFECT 5.0 MODULE IWORDPERFECT 5.0 MODULE II WRITING IMPROVEMENT
  3. 3. Nelson Soto 5025 Sweet Cedar Circle Orlando, Florida 32829 (H) 321-235-6115; (C) 407-797-7931 www.linkedin.com/in/sotonelson nelson_soto@cfl.rr.comEDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (cont’d)The following courses were completed at theTSI,and were endorsed by ICAO,at the “TRAINAIR” center atMeridian, OKC: Course 18701: Government Aviation Inspector Airworthiness, 07/22/2003 – 08/08/2003 Course 18701: Train the Trainer for Government Aviation Inspector Airworthiness, 08/11/2003 – 08/13/2003 Course 18711: Government Safety Inspector, Airworthiness Flight Crew Licensing, 02/07/2005 – 02/18/2005ADDITIONAL FAA CERTIFICATIONS Train-the-Trainer, Government Aviation Inspector – Airworthiness Government Safety Inspector, Airworthiness – Flight Crew Licensing Strategic Planning, LogisticsFLIGHT STANDARDS DIVISIONSEXPERIENCE/ SKILLSProfessional Highlights 2007- 2003 (GM-15) o Assigned to the Miami International Field Office, to assist the manager in special projects regarding South America and Caribbean Countries. Last four months, assigned to work for the avionics test bank, reviewing 1000 questions and getting reference data for each text book answer. This project, managed by AFS50 and AFS600, Emily White, and Stanley Roberts, was mostly for countries of the Caribbean (Caricom). o Assigned to teach individuals, from African countries and South America, at “Trainair” facility at Meridian, OKC. 2000- 2003 (GM-15) o Manager of the San Juan Flight Standard District Office, Caribbean Flight Standards Division Office (FSDO), San Juan Puerto Rico. 1996-2000 (GM-15) o Program Manager /Airworthiness Maintenance Coordinator for South America and the Caribbean, Washington Headquarters o Worked with ICAO, on Regional projects, developing regulations for these countries based on ICAO guidance, FAA and JAA regulations. o Provided training, which included Far Part 145, 121, 145 and 91 amongst others, in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Also provided training for the country of Bolivia, with Al Michaels, on SUP. o Member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Aviation Group, representing the United States, in Mexico and Canada, for three years. AFS 300, at that time, was Fred Leonelli, now retired.
  4. 4. Nelson Soto 5025 Sweet Cedar Circle Orlando, Florida 32829 (H) 321-235-6115; (C) 407-797-7931 www.linkedin.com/in/sotonelson nelson_soto@cfl.rr.comFLIGHT STANDARDS DIVISIONSEXPERIENCE/ SKILLSProfessional Highlights (cont’d) 1988-1996 (GM-15) o Airworthiness Unit Supervisor at Rochester, New York o In 1992, assisted Fred Leonelli, AFS-300, with ICAO projects involving setting new regulations for South America. Manager: William Reed, retired. 1985-1988 (GM-14) o Principal Avionics Inspector at Teterboro Flight Standards District Office, New Jersey o While working at Teterboro, I was assigned as the PMI for “Skystar International”, a Part 121 Air Carrier. Dealt with many avionics field approvals, including a multi sensor navigation system, with assistance from Washington, DC. Manager, Gil Rugulo, retired. 1984-1985 (GS-13) o Assistant Avionics Inspector at Detroit Flight Standards District office, DTW, Michigan 1980-1984 (GS-12) o Airworthiness Inspector and Avionics Inspector at the San Juan Flight Standard District office, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1978-1980 (GS-9) o Detroit Airway Facility Sector Office, Detroit City Airport, Detroit, Michigan: Worked as an electronic technician calibrating and repairing communication equipment, such as VORS, ILS, ground radios, and closed circuit TV for FSS. 1972-1978 o (WS-13 / WS-11)Avionics Technician with USAF Reserve at Keesler AFB, Michigan and Puerto Rico Air National Guard: Aircraft Mechanic and Avionic Technician assigned to the Avionics Shop 1967-1971 o Aircraft Electrical Technician, at Pan Am airways at New York, JFK, assigned to the hangar and flight line. Earned A&P certificate. 1963-1967 o Aircraft Mechanic with the USAF. Worked on engines, such as C-130, C-141, C-124, and C-133, amongst others. o Attended Aircraft Mechanic School at Sheppard AFB, Texas, and became crew chief on a C-130 Aircraft while on tour of duty, at Midway Island, supporting the Vietnam conflict.PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS Bilingual – Fluent in both English and Spanish 14 years - GM-15 Supervisor/Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),Flight Standards Division 3 years - Manager of the San Juan Flight Standard District Office, Caribbean Flight Standards Division Office FSDO, San Juan Puerto Rico 8 years – Airworthiness Unit Supervisor at Rochester FSDO 5 years - FAA Program Manager in special projects regarding South America and Caribbean Countries, Washington Headquarters. o Worked withICAO,on Regional projects, developing regulations for these countries based on ICAOguidance, FAA and JAAregulations.
  5. 5. Nelson Soto 5025 Sweet Cedar Circle Orlando, Florida 32829 (H) 321-235-6115; (C) 407-797-7931 www.linkedin.com/in/sotonelson nelson_soto@cfl.rr.comPROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS (cont’d) 3 years - Assigned to teachat “Trainair” 6 years - Worked withICAO,on Regional projects, developing regulations for these countries based on ICAOguidance, FAA andJAAregulations. 4 years - Provided trainingin Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, while assigned to FAA HQ o Also provided training for the country of Bolivia, with Al Michaels, onSUP 4 years - Member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Aviation Group

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