FAVIA 225 confirms Eric Sieracki as a guest speaker
FAVIA is happy to be partnering with the FAA to have Eric Sieracki as one of our featured speakers! Eric Sieracki is currently the FAA Safety Team Program Manager for the Philadelphia FSDO. Eric started his aviation career in the U.S. Army as an Apache Helicopter crew chief. He began working on the Alpha model and finished his military career working on the Delta models and Longbow variant. Eric proudly served his country for 6 years, from 2001-2007, in which he was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC and Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. He completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) in 2002 and a tour of duty in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in 2005. While still in active military service, Eric enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management in 2010.
After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 2007, Eric returned to his home state of Maryland and landed his first civilian job at a small 14 CFR Part 145 repair station in Westminster, MD working on GA aircraft. It wasn’t long before Eric returned to the rotorcraft world and began work with the Maryland State Police on their medevac helicopters out of Baltimore, MD. He would routinely go on maintenance flights to ensure the helicopters were performing optimally. He would work at all hours and be was on call to ensure the medivacs were ready to take on any mission that the residents of Maryland and surrounding states would need.
In 2011, Eric left the Maryland State Police Aviation Command and started a new career as an Airworthiness Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration at the Philadelphia FSDO. As an Airworthiness Inspector, Eric was responsible for surveillance, certification of air agencies, air carriers, mechanics and repairmen. Additional responsibilities included accident investigations and assisting those interested in aviation maintenance functions. While working for the FAA, Eric returned to school and started working towards a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Embry-Riddle, which he completed in 2017.
After several years as an Airworthiness Inspector, he changed roles in the FAA and became the FAA Safety Team Program Manager at the Philadelphia FSDO. He provides education and performs outreach to airmen and persons interested in the FAA and aviation safety. He speaks to airmen, flight and maintenance students, coordinated seminars and webinars all while trying to meet the mission of the safety team by attempting to reduce the nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.