The only thing that stood between Lisa Glover’s plans to retire on a boat and float up and down the East Coast was Blue Air Training. And while we all know how the story ended, there’s a lot more to say about BAT’s recently appointed Chief of Airworthiness.
With contractors like BAT standing up to the challenge of filling new and more advanced training needs for their military clients, there’s been no shortage of new innovations to be developed and roles to be filled. For BAT, that meant finding someone who could stand up to the challenge of managing the airworthiness of four types of former military aircraft, from pistons to jets, and planning future aircraft developments for use in its JTAC Training. BAT is lucky to have added Lisa to its team to fill this role.
Before retiring from her 33-year career with the Air Force as the Commercial Derivative Aircraft/Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Technical Expert in the Airworthiness Office of the USAF in December of 2017, Lisa built an impressive portfolio of achievements. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, she also served as Chief Engineer of Commercial Derivative Aircraft (using Federal Aviation Administration certified aircraft within the USAF system) and participated in Cockpit Development in a multitude of aircraft, including the B-2 (to include the first electronic display of pilot alerts), F-22 (integrated pilot alert system plus Heads Up Display (HUD)/Canopy interactions), and F-35 (first Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) with HUD functionality and use of voice control).
Ensuring that BAT’s fleet of aircraft meet all technical and maintenance requirements to the specifications of the Air Force, Army, Navy, and FAA is no easy feat. Lisa enjoys the challenge of keeping BAT’s expanding fleet reliable and airworthy, and in the company of the best maintainers and craftsmen of older warbirds in the country.
Lisa Glover attended the University of Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. In her spare time, she enjoys activities with two wheels, two wings, two hulls, or capturing photons with electronics.