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Aircraft Pilot/Captain

Miami, Florida, United States
December 31, 2018

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Michael F. Batts

Palmetto Bay, FL ***** 305-***-**** 305-***-****

Senior Captain

Global Aviation Management Team Leadership Service Excellence

Top-performing Senior Captain with greater than 30 years of experience and a degree in Business Administration/Aviation Management. Proven success as a Chief Pilot, Captain, First Officer and Business Owner. Excellent safety and compliance record. Highly skilled in overseeing and continuously improving cross-functional operations for greater efficiency and profitability. Collaborative communicator, adept in managing global teams and liaising between leadership levels. Skilled in developing standardized procedures; optimizing cost control, service delivery, yield management, ground handling, and the supply chain. Experienced in overseeing training, development, and the qualification of company-wide flight staff. Committed to partnering with an organization focused on Safety, Service Excellence and Profitability.

Team Leadership

Cross-Functional Coordination

Staff Training & Development

Cost Control & Yield Management

Customer Service Excellence

Maintenance Requirements

Regulatory Compliance

Risk & Issue Resolution

Trend Analysis & Reporting

Written & Verbal Communication

Operational Efficiency

Inspections & Reviews

Supply Chain Management

Ground Handling

Safety Compliance Adherence


UNITED AIRLINES, Chicago, IL 1988 – 2018

Senior Captain – Boeing 777 (Models -200A, B, C, -300)

Logged over 13k hours with zero (0) violations in performing FAA Part 121 Global Operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Polar Regions

Maintained proficiency in FAA Simulator, Flight and Line checks, Aircraft Upset and Recovery, Emergency handling, Ditching, Evacuation and Fire-Fighting.

Ensured the standards were met for safety, operations, performance, cost control, and service delivery.

Served as a point of contact for ground handling, the supply chain and safety management.

Monitored maintenance requirements for aircraft release and compliance with federal and company regulations.

Maintained a positive customer experience environment and responsible company brand management.

Enforced compliance with Aviation Governmental Regulations, OPSPECS, operational manuals, and licenses.

Managed in-service training, safety analysis, and quality assurance while fostering effective team performance.

First Officer – Boeing 767(-200, 300, 400), 757(-200, 300), 737(-200)

Logged over 5k hours with zero (0) violations in performing FAA Part 121 Global Operations.

Utilized knowledge of Class I, II NAV/ETOPS, NAT, LRNS, MNPS, and RNP.

Supported the Captain in maintaining safe, efficient aircraft operations through safety, fuel and weather analyses, interior and exterior inspections, pre-flight and maintenance reviews and weight and balance computations.

Liaised between the Captain, ground and terminal crews and other essential authorities.

Successfully carried out departures, approaches and landings in various weather conditions.

Flight Engineer – DC-10(-30)

Logged over 200 hours in performing FAA Part 121 Global Operations.

Responsible for the Management of the aircraft fuel, fire protection, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, air conditioning, pressurization, navigation and communication systems.

Assisted the Captain, First Officer and Crew in ensuring safe aircraft operations through the accomplishment of normal, abnormal, and emergency checklists and procedures.

Performed mechanical pre-flight and maintenance record checks, reviewed aircraft logs and systems and ensured the aircraft was properly serviced and airworthy in preparation for each flight.

Previous: Captain & First Officer - Provincetown Boston Airlines/Trans Air (Miami, Fl); Chief Pilot & Chief Flight/Ground Instructor - Wings Jamaica Ltd., (Kingston, Jamaica); Flight Engineer & First Officer - Air Jamaica Co. Ltd./Jamaica Air Service (Kingston, Jamaica); CEO & Owner - Subway 1628, Inc. (Coral Gables, FL).


Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science, Minor in Business Administration & Aviation Management

Liberty University, Lynchburg VA, Magna Cum Laude

Certificate in Management Studies

University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica

Flight & Ground Training: McDonnell Douglas DC-8, DC-10, Boeing B-777, 767, 757, 737

United Airlines, Air Canada, Air Jamaica

Private, Commercial & ATP Licenses; Multi-Engine, Instrument & Instructor Rating; Flight & Ground Training

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach FL. Wings Jamaica Flight School, Jamaica W.I.

Additional Training: Crew Resource Management (CRM), Threat Error Management (TEM), Human Factors & Aviation Safety Management Systems (BASIS), Fatigue Risk management (FRM), Ground & Flight Safety Operations


Proficiencies: Class I, II NAV/ETOPS, NAT, LRNS, MNPS, RNP, Aircraft Avionics (Communication & Navigation), Mechanical/Operating/Flight Control Systems, EFIS, EICAS FMS, FMC, CDU, ADS, IRS, RNAV, GPS, SATCOM (IRIDIUM, IMMARSAT), CPDLC, CNS, ACARS

Licenses: Commercial/ATP - US, Jamaica, Antigua

Flight Time: Total Time (over 30k hours), PIC (over 18k hours), First Officer (over 10k hours), Flight Engineer (over 2.5k hours), Instrument (over 10k hours), Turbo-Jet (over 18.7k hours), Turbo-Prop (over 630 hours)

Manufacturers: Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, DE-Havilland, American Champion, Beechcraft, Cessna, Piper, Rockwell


Boeing - 777(Models -200A, B, C, -300), 767(-200, 300, 400), 757(-200, 300), 737(-200)

McDonnell Douglas - DC-10 (-30), DC-8(-51, 61, 62), DC-3

Embraer - EMB-110

De-Havilland - Twin Otter DH-6(200/300S)

American Champion - Citabria

Aviat - Pitts

Beechcraft - Baron B-55, Sierra A-24R

Cessna - 404, 402, 310, 206, 172, 150

Piper - PA-23, Twin Comanche, PA-140

Rockwell - Aero Commander 500S

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