Author of Angle of Attack
Captain Shem Malmquist has been involved in aviation safety work since 1981, working in multiple aspects of aviation safety, from charting procedures, aircraft design to human factors and weather avoidance. After leading a major accident investigation for his organization he became involved with the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Loss of Control Joint Safety Implementation Team (JSIT), where he was the Automation and Human Factors team leader. Subsequently, he was asked to join the CAST Joint Safety Implementation Data Analysis Team and worked as Chairman of Safety for his pilots association, later moving from that role to the Aircraft Design and Operations Committee Chair position, during which time he was involved with several investigations in various capacities. In 2009 he became involved in another major aircraft accident investigation and although officially a member of the Operations group, he also performed performance, human factors and kinematic analysis to support that investigation. He was subsequently asked to join the CAST Aircraft State Awareness JSIT. Captain Malmquist is currently a 777 Captain flying routes worldwide including many in the Intertropical Convergence Zone that is central to the Air France 447 story. He previously served as a Line Check Airman on the MD-11 and served as a member of his airline’s flight operations management.
He is an active member of ISASI, IEEE, AIAA, HFES, FSF, SAE and an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He holds an MS in Human Factors in Aeronautics from the Florida Institute of Technology, a BS in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University and an AS in Commercial Flight from Mt. San Antonio College.