Instructors

Ernie Condon is a Senior Research Engineer at Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research with 30+ years of experience in the aircraft industry in the design, certification, and testing of aircraft, including many years as a DER. Ernie has extensive experience with HIRF/Lightning certification of carbon fiber aircraft. He has contributed to the development of industry standards, RTCA SC-135, SAE AE-4, in electrical bonding, HIRF, lightning, and state-of-the art analysis techniques for electromagnetic effects.

Ted Kalthoff has a Master's degree in Computer System Security and Software Architecture. He is currently employed as a Cyber Protection Analyst for Spirit AeroSystems. Ted worked as an apprentice Software UM (certification engineer) for 4 years at Cessna Aircraft Company specializing in both developing and certifying software for Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft. He also worked previously at Hawker Beechcraft creating and approving software certification document.