April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Michael Bauer

Aerospace Engineer, Office of Aviation Safety


Mr. Bauer is an aerospace engineer (aircraft systems). He works as an investigator in the NTSB's Office of Aviation Safety and is one of the Safety Board’s sUAV operators. He joined the NTSB in 2008 as an aerospace engineer (vehicle recorders). As a vehicle recorders specialist, he worked on the multiple major domestic and international investigations and multiple field investigations recovering flight data from various recording devices including FDRs, GPSs and avionics components. In 2012 he joined the Office of Aviation Safety working on aircraft system investigations. Notable investigations have included, 2009 Air France Flight 447, 2011 Gulfstream G650 flight test accident, 2011 P-51 Galloping Ghost Reno air race accident, the 2013 Boeing 787 battery investigation and the 2014 SpaceShip Two accident. Prior to joining the NTSB, he worked in a variety of engineering roles, flight test engineer, systems and structures design and certification for various aircraft and avionics manufacturers. Mr. Bauer holds a B.Sc. in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is a private pilot and holds a remote pilot airman certificate.


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