Instructor: Herb Hoffmann

Herb Hoffmann
Biography: Dr. Hoffmann is a former U.S. Air Force Air Weapons Controller (Radar Controller / Fighter Controller) and Senior Navigator. His military service included both operational and supervisory duties in mobile tactical and strategic radar air control and surveillance (AN/TPS-43E and OTH-B [AN/FPS-118]). Furthermore, he was a rated Navigator on the KC-135 A/Q Stratotanker, and a Senior Navigator (Instructor / Evaluator) qualified on the C-130 E/H Hercules tactical transport aircraft. Following his military service, he joined the Deutsche Flugsicherung ([DFS] German Air Traffic Control) and also flew commercially as a freelance Cirrus SR20/22 and Socata TBM-700 pilot in Mannheim, Germany. He currently holds the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates: Commercial Single and Multiengine Land-Instrument, Flight Instructor airplane single engine, Flight Instructor instrument airplane, and holds an FAA Class II physical. He has accrued 105 combat missions, with almost 4000 hours of time spent flying / navigating worldwide.Dr. Hoffmann has been teaching for Embry?Riddle Worldwide since 2004, earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration with specialization in Aeronautical Science Management from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona, in September 2008.Additionally, he has taught five years as an instructor at the DFS Academy near Frankfurt, Germany. Thereafter, he was selected as the international associate project manager of the Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS/GLS) Project "GBAS Bremen". His outstanding dedication enabled the DFS to receive FAA support for the Honeywell Ground Station SLS 3000+ (provable safe prototype certification), as well as gaining support from The Boeing Company and TUIfly allowing for the operational testing of the precision instrument approach system in Bremen, Germany. As DFS Senior Safety Expert, he conducted national and international Safety Assessments / Risk Assessments / Safety Cases and related Safety Projects covering the Terminal, and En-Route segment. He was named the Safety Lead for the FABEC AMRUFRA Project, FABEC FRA - Free Route Airspace Project, and the SESAR ODP - Single European Sky Initiative Operational Descent Profile Project. He also managed highly visible safety cases such as the unmanned aerial system EUROHAWK. Subsequently, he was selected to serve one year at the German National Supervisory Authority (equivalent FAA) as the Senior Expert in Safety Management.Combining 37 years of a broad "on the job" experience he continued as Program Management Professional (PMP) certified Project Manager to lead the project "Integration of Voice Recognition Response into the ATCO simulator systems" and supported the integration of future training concepts and conducted research with the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

Courses by this instructor

Safety risk assessment will be taught in the context of safety policy and objectives, safety assurance, and safety promotion, together forming the four pillars of SMS.
September 9-27, 2024, Online Course
October 7-25, 2024, Online Course
November 4-22, 2024, Online Course