James Dangerfield works as a FAA Safety Team Program Manager or FAASTeam (Airworthiness) with the South Carolina Flight Standards District Office and has worked at the FAA for around 8 years. He also serves on the FAA’s Rotorcraft Collective Working Group. Mr. Dangerfield has an Inspection Authorization and Airframe & Powerplant and Private Pilots certificate with around 34 years of aircraft maintenance with most of that working on Helicopters for the Army, the Army National Guard, Rocky Mountain Helicopters, Air Methods, Omni Flight, Merlin Fairchild Express, Heli-East, Carolina Helicopters and owned and Operated Copter Doctors a small Public Aircraft helicopter repair business in SC. He also worked on AH-1S Cobras, AH-64 Apache, OH-58 Kiowa, Airbus AS-350 ASTAR and BK-117 and, Bell 206, Bell 407 Helicopters and flown airplanes as a private pilot. He currently serves as an Army National Guard Signal Officer at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) in the Joint Forces Headquarters as the Deputy Signal Officer for the South Carolina Army National Guard. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.