- Flying and Landing the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier
- End of the NASA Space Shuttle Program
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Charles Justiz, Ph.D., pilot, corporate aviation safety, and popular sci-fi novelist.
Overall, Justiz has logged in excess of 15,000 flight hours in more than 100 different types of aircraft, including NASA’s weightless training aircraft affectionately known as the “Vomit Comet” and the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
Justiz developed the Crew Resource Management program for NASA aviators and pushed to get it adopted, was the program manager for developing an on-board landing simulation system for Space Shuttle pilots to use while on orbit and has been the Chief of Aviation Safety for
A first generation Cuban-American, Justiz holds a doctorate.
Creating a Strong Safety Culture – Adopting a Safety Management System, the warning signs that your safety culture is at risk, what happens when your safety culture fails, and ways to create a strong safety culture for your organization.
Aviation Safety – Reduce the adverse effects of stress and fatigue on flight crews and stack the deck in your favor towards safe mission completion with examples from his flying career with NASA including the C-130, WB-57, KC-135, T-38, C-9, and 747 Shuttle Carrier.
Gray Matter – The real science in science fiction and problems that need solving and the science fiction they lead to.
Charlie has spoken to Google, AIAA, FAA, EAA, Rarefied Gas Dynamics Conference, USAF Super Sergeant Conference, National Conference of Aerospace Educators, University of Tennessee, Eglin AFB Flight Test Wing, Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program, Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training…
“As an astronaut, I not only trained with Charlie but also attended many of his safety talks to the NASA Aircraft Operations Division and NASA Astronaut Office. Each presentation was well thought out, sharply presented and always more than worth my time to attend.”
–Dr. Edward Lu, STS-84, STS-106 and ISS Expedition 7
A research pilot with NASA
Trained every astronaut that flew on the Space Shuttle
Over 15,000 Space Shuttle approaches flown in the NASA Shuttle Training Aircraft as an instructor.
Organized ground support, mission design, training, and logistics to successfully join with 13 Space Shuttle missions as they returned from space with the T-38 aircraft.
Successfully joined with 26 Space Shuttle missions that returned from space with the G-2 STA
Instructor Pilot and Aircraft Commander on the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (B-747)
Instructor Pilot and Aircraft Commander on the NASA Weightless Aircraft (KC-135A, C-9A)
Manager, Examiner Pilot and Aircraft Commander in the Shuttle Training Aircraft.
Manager, and Examiner Pilot in the T-38 Astronaut Space flight Readiness Training Program
Airline Transport Pilot rating (G-159, G-1159, DC-9 and B-747 Type Rating)
Certified Flight Instructor rating for airplane, multi-engine and instruments
Certified Ground Instructor rating for basic, advanced and instrument
Aircraft flown include but are not limited to: B-747-SCA, KC-135, DC-9, T-38, STA, G-3, G-2, G-1, WB-57, NC-130, UH-1, Bell 47G, Bell Jet Ranger, F-4, F-15, F-16, and F-18.
USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training
NASA Doctoral Fellow
NASA Exceptional Service Medal – 2003
USAF Commendation Medal – 1980
Fluent in English and Spanish