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Mike Poole, P.Eng.


Mike is a Professional Engineer with a current pilot's license and has considerable expertise in the field of flight data analysis. He chaired the Flight Recorder Working Group of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators and represented Canada as the national expert panel member to ICAO’s Flight Recorder Panel. He started in the field of aircraft accident investigation in 1977 and has worked for more than 20 years with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. For the last 15 years of his career at TSB, he was the head of the flight recorder and performance laboratory, which he developed for the Board. He was the Flight Recorder Group Chairman on all major accidents in Canada as well as several international accidents during his tenure as the Recorder Laboratory Head.

Mike started a small aerospace company called Flightscape which grew to approximately 20 staff before it was acquired by CAE in August 2007. He left CAE in April of 2013 to start Plane Sciences.  His hands on investigation experience, lead roles on international committees in flight data analysis and his technical knowledge bring significant

expertise and leadership to the Plane Sciences team.

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