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Jerry Cockrell  

Humorist/Aviation Safety/CRM

Dr. Jerry Cockrell is a psychologist, aviator, humorist and in-demand speaker. His ‘down-home’ style and hilarious anecdotes have charmed, educated and entertained audiences around the world. This popular aviation personality has an almost magical way of getting important information across to diverse audiences while captivating them with very real and very funny material.

Dr. Cockrell, a former Boeing 737 Captain, has over 20,000 flying hours including flying a Boeing 747-400 on international routes for an FAR 121 carrier. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education.

Beginning his work in 1977, he was one of the earliest developers of Crew Resource Management programs. Since that time he has conducted more than 200 Crew Resource Management and Check Airman Safety Seminars for such air carriers as: United Parcel Service, Alaska Airlines, Air B.C., Air Ontario, Frontier Airlines, Overseas National Airlines, Mark Air, Reeves Aleutian Airways and Henson Airlines.

Present day Teamwork programs originated with the development of airline

Crew Resource Management training. Working on the forefront, Dr. Cockrell has been leading the way with his unique CRM, human factor and teamwork programs, inspiring others to follow.

Jerry has worked with corporate, government and aviation groups including Mobil Oil, Arco, all branches of the military, the US Coast Guard and the FBI. Jerry has the honor of being one of the first speakers to make aviation safety presentations in all 50 states and internationally to England, Germany, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Canada and Australia delivering over 3,000 safety and humorous presentations

Working as Director of Safety and Training for Mark Air, he worked with their employees, including mechanics, pilots and flight attendants. His Maintenance Management Safety Seminars are the first to lead the way before government NPRM for CRM and he is a respected aviation Human Factors authority.

Jerry’s down-home speaking manner has been characterized as a cross between Zig Zieglar, Jerry Clower, Andy Griffith and Steve Martin, but we think you will find that he truly has a style all his own.

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