About Our Consultant

The Leading Aviation Expert in Litigation and Media

Aviation Expert Consulting is one of the most reputable aviation experts in the US. headed by Cpt. Richard J. Levy, we provide professional consultations for aviation litigation cases, as well as for the media. We’ll even provide assistance as expert witnesses for your specific case. With 40-years working with American Airlines, Cpt. Levy held various roles, including being an FAA-approved pilot check airman and captain of a B-777.

He is an accomplished airline transport pilot with an accumulation of over 4,000 hours in general aviation aircraft, 2,000 hours in military jets and transports, and well over 30,000 hours with Boeing 727, 757, 767, and 777 aircrafts. He is also FAA-certified and well-versed in FAA rules and regulations, making him one of the most reputable aviation experts in the country today.

Professional Experience

No aviation expert can claim to be a professional consultant, let alone stand as an expert witness in an aviation litigation case without the right experience. With Cpt. Richard of Aviation Expert Consulting, you can be confident about the services he provides. Here’s a comprehensive list of Cpt. Levy’s experience in chronological order.


Consults as a technical airline expert advisor to the media and entertainment industry and works with attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants in legal disputes involving the following types of issues:

  • Aircraft performance
  • Airline flight operations
  • International operations
  • Aviation accidents
  • Aviation instruction & training
  • Aviation weather and meteorology
  • Cockpit crew performance
  • Extended twin engine overwater operations (ETOPS)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61, 91, 121, and 135
  • Flight safety standards
  • MNPS operations and NAT tracks
  • North Pacific operations and PATOCS
  • Polar operations
  • Special qualification airports


Captain B-777 (2005–2018)

Regions flown to: United States, South America, Russia, Europe, China, India, Middle East, Japan, South Korea, Polar Operations, ETOPS, North Atlantic, North Pacific


FAA-Approved Pilot Check Airman – Aircraft & Flight Simulator (1989–2005)

Taught/evaluated AA pilots in B-727/757/767 aircraft and flight simulator:

  • United States
  • Vail-Eagle CO airport qualification
  • Jackson Hole WY airport qualification
  • Caribbean
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras airport qualification
  • Quito, Ecuador airport qualification
  • La Paz, Bolivia airport qualification
  • Latin America
  • South America
  • Central Pacific – Hawaiian Islands
  • Europe
  • North Atlantic – standardization coordinator

American Airlines – Earlier Roles (1977–1989)

Captain B-757/B-767
Captain B-727
First Officer DC-10
First Officer B-727
Flight Engineer B-727

RIO AIRWAYS (Commuter Airlines) 1975

First Officer, Beech 99

U.S. AIR FORCE 1975–1982

Reserves Part-time Pilot (1976-1982)

Aircraft Commander USAF C-130 transport aircraft

Additional Experience

  • Motivational speaker, author and life coach, 2012–2017
  • Internet radio host, “Wealthy Thoughts,” VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, 2013–2016
  • Aviation Consultant


Fluent in both English and German

Education & Credentials

  • Passed FAA private, commercial, and instrument written exams, age 13
  • Soloed, age 16 (minimum age)
  • Passed FAA private pilot flight test, age 17 (minimum age)
  • Passed FAA instrument rating flight test, age 17
  • Passed FAA commercial pilot flight test, age 18 (minimum age)
  • Passed Air air transport pilot flight test for single and multi-engine aircraft, age 23 (minimum age)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Transportation, University of Texas, 1974
  • Officers Training School, Summer 1975
  • USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training, 1975–1976
  • United States Air Force, 1975–1982
  • Awarded “Air Training Command” Commander’s Trophy

With an impressive background and even more impressive work ethic, Cpt. Richard J. Levy of Aviation Expert Consulting can definitely assist you with your situation. As one of the leading aviation experts in the country, we are committed to providing you with the solutions that you need. Whether it’s litigation cases such as providing expert opinions and analytics for aviation injury lawyers, or for media purposes such as interviews or productions, we are more than willing to lend a helping hand.

Give us a call or send us an email today to set an appointment. You can also head to our contact page and fill out the form provided for you.