Derrick is co-ordinator of Aviation Management and has been teaching at Georgian since 2007. He started his career as an avionics technician with Canadian Airlines but, with time and training, became an aircraft technical instructor. He is licensed to teach on 12 commercial aircraft including Boeing B737, B767, B747, B777 and Airbus 310, 320, 330 and 340. Altogether, he has almost 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry.
He is known as the “airplane guy” and teaches specific courses related to navigation, A/C characteristics, aerodynamics, aviation orientation, human factors, safety, and emergency management systems.
Derrick also holds an aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence and a commercial pilot’s licence. He owns a Transport Canada-approved business that continues to provide training to airlines across the country. Derrick completed diplomas in aviation avionics, electronic engineering technology and adult education. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) and a Master of Aviation Management — with a thesis in human factors in Canadian aviation.