Chris Monahan is a career aviator who has been passionate about aviation from an early age. After university he attended pilot training with the U.S. Air Force and flew a wide range of aircraft during his career. In the USAF, he began as a Forward Air Controller in the OV-10 and then transitioned to the F-15C as an instructor and evaluator. He was then selected to be an Operational Test and Evaluation pilot for the latter part of his career. He has flown the F-15, F-16, B-1, B-52, AWACS, KC-135, King Air 350 and nearly 20 other aircraft in operational, test and international efforts. Additionally, he was a core pilot for the initial F-22 and F-35 test and development.
In the test environment he was charged with delivering new aircraft, airworthiness, flight test, weapons testing, simulator design and validation of tactics utilising these new technologies. He also acquired an MBA and a Masters in Aeronautical Science as well.
Most recently Chris served as a diplomatic representative to Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Azerbaijan and provided support to host and allied nations on a variety of issues. Additionally, he was the Chief Pilot for the US King Air operations in East Africa.
In 2016 Chris joined the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and is currently the Executive Manager for National Operations and Standards. In this role he has oversight of CASA’s primary regulatory efforts which include development of Regulations, Manuals of Standards and Guidance Material across the full spectrum of operations. National Operations and Standards also provides policy guidance and oversight for RPT, Charter, General Aviation, RPAS and Flight Standards.
Thanks for your support and the rest of Tangent Link at the event. As a sponsor we felt valued and believed we made a valuable contribution to the conference delegates. The demonstration was a great way to show exhibitor’s products as well as giving a more comprehensive understanding of new concepts and systems. Well done team.
The networking opportunities were fantastic, well worth delegates and trade exhibitors. Static and Dynamic demonstrations were well organised and a highlight of the conference.
The conference went absolutely very well for us, it was interesting and useful. We enjoyed every moment, both of professional networking and the excellent atmosphere of communication between colleagues, the people who speak in the same ‘firefighting’ language. Your team is incredible.”
Once again the Tangent Link Team put on a premier event, offering fantastic information presentation and unparalleled networking opportunities for aerial firefighting.
One of the best industry specific events I have attended with key decision making persons in attendance.