Gene M. Barnett – Air Traffic Management
Mr. Barnett is a retired Air Traffic Manager with extensive experience in all levels of tower and terminal approach control (TRACON) facility and hub management, automated flight service station (AFSS) management, Washington headquarters airspace oversight, and regional quality assurance management. As Quality Assurance Manager for the FAA Western-Pacific Region’s Air Traffic Division, Gene directed all evaluation and investigative activities for a large region encompassing well over 100 air traffic facilities. He has considerable experience providing direction for both the Obstruction Evaluation and Airport Airspace Analysis (OE/AAA) Program and the Flight Information Program at the FAA’s Washington headquarters. He also has managed, supervised, and controlled air traffic at several of the nation’s busiest facilities.
Mr. Barnett earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida. In addition, he has completed a wide array of formal training courses and certifications in all aspects of management, supervision, training, labor relations, negotiations, and quality-of-work life issues, as well as OSHA training and certification in job site safety practices and techniques. Gene is also an Airline Transport rated pilot and Certificated Flight Instructor with extensive experience as an instructor pilot for military and civilian flight training programs in both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. flight training programs in both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.