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After graduation from USAF pilot training concurrently with the receipt of a degree from the University of Texas, Mr. Griffith served as pilot with the Military Air Transport System. On leaving the Air Force, he joined Braniff International Airlines where he held numerous management positions during a distinguished career, including Check Airman, Check Flight Engineer, Chief Flight Instructor, Director of Flight Standards, and Director of Technical Standards. His duties included developing pilot training manuals and programs for documenting pilot evaluations.
Mr. Griffith directed the development and installation of the first visual display that had sufficient fidelity to allow pilots to be trained solely in a simulator and was the first to receive FAA approval for zero flight time training. He also served as the interface between the Flight Operations and the Maintenance and Engineering Departments to determine the cause of incidents and to develop adjustments to established procedures to prevent their recurrence. Additional duties included budget responsibility for aircrew salaries and expenses, manpower level management, employee selection and hiring, and accident investigation and prevention.
After retiring from Braniff, Mr. Griffith became President of the North American Division of Rediffusion Simulation Ltd., a manufacturer of simulation and training equipment, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's business in North America as well as for its relationship with the FAA.
Mr. Griffith is currently a consultant to the aviation industry concentrating in airline training and operations. His assignments have included the development and implementation of technical advances to training, analysis and proposals for economically efficient training models, and safety analysis of training activities and systems.
Mr. Griffith has been a member of numerous industry committees involving aspects of training and safety and has worked with governmental agencies, aerospace suppliers, and airlines. He held Airline Transport Pilot ratings on 11 commercial aircraft types and is one of a very few from the U.S. to have held an ATP rating on the Concorde.