Pat McCormick.jpgMr. Patrick L. McCormick is the CEO and co-owner of ATC Vantage Inc. where he directs SMS instruction, audits, evaluations and implementation for all aviation entities. Patrick also provides expert consulting to attorneys, governments and private organizations worldwide. Patrick’s SMS Certifications include MITRE Courses: SMS Principles, SMS Theory and Application, SMS II and SMS Audit. Patrick has been MITRE certified and audited to train and "train the trainer." Patrick retains USA Dept. of Transportation SMS Training Certificates: certificates of SMS and Aviation Safety Program Manager and Risk Management "Trainer" (TSI, Transport Safety Institute) and the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) Safety Management Systems course; along with other SMS certifications.
Patrick started his aviation career as an Air Traffic Controller with the US Air Force where he spent seven years. Patrick’s first certification as an FAA employee was at Findley Flight Service Station where he was an official weather observer and pilot briefer. He went on to earn certifications to work as a radar approach controller at Toledo (TOL), Tampa (TPA), and Miami (MIA) International Airports. He also held certifications to work as a Tower controller at Wurtsmith AFB (OSC), Homestead AFB (HST), Lunken (LUK), Toledo, Albert Whitted (SPG), Tampa, and Miami International Airports. Patrick has over 35 years of experience in Air Traffic Control. Patrick has held positions as supervisor at Miami Tower and Air Traffic Manager at Albert Whitted Tower. He’s been an ATC training specialist, quality assurance specialist and airspace and procedures specialist. Patrick has performed Air Safety Investigator duties with the NTSB for six years as an Air Traffic Control expert and participated in numerous aircraft accident investigation. He studied Aviation Administration at the University of Northern Kentucky. Patrick has held a Control Tower Operator Examiner’s Certification and is a Private Pilot.