Oscar S. Garcia
Oscar Garcia is the founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of InterFlight Global Corporation (IFG), an international boutique firm in business since 1992. At the firm, he serves clients as a Senior Consultant, Board Advisor and Project Leader in the areas of Private-Public; Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Financing, Sales and Marketing and also optimization of Aerospace Operations. His business experience ranges from funding start up ventures to designing joint ventures amongst large aerospace conglomerates. His expertise includes, but is not limited to the design, set up, growth and expansion of aerospace companies, their sales and support networks networks as well as their relevant support Public Boards and Committees.
Oscar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Scienceand Technology with an Aerospace Engineering specialization from San Diego State University, as well as a Masters Degree in Aviation and Aerospace Business Administration (MBA) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds FAA/JAR Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor licenses as well as Instrument and Multi-Engine certificates with a total flight time of over 8,500 hours in a variety of aircraft and flight simulators.
Oscar serves on the Space Florida Board Advisory Committee, Beacon Council Aviation Committee Board and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Business School Industrial Advisory Board. He is a past (2006-2007) President and current Chairman of the Aerospace Committee for the prestigious Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) Board of Directors. The GMAA is today the dorsal spine of the aviation and aerospace industries socio-economic affairs in Southern Florida. Through IFG, Oscar is also a shareholder and former Managing Partner of aircraft lessor and former President of an FAA 135 charter airline. Oscar is affiliated with and is an active participant as a provider of consulting services for ICAO, strategic partner for IATA, Member of the National Business Aviation Association and other aerospace trade organizations with global reach.
In his relentless pursuit of air safety and regulatory compliance, Oscar has been an FAA Air Safety Counselor at the Flight Standards District Office level in Los Angeles and Miami since 1997 and actively engages in research studies with the FAA, NTSB and NASA.
Oscar Garcia’s seventeen years of aviation experience reflect his global operational and managerial experience with InterFlight Global Corporation, Cathay Pacific Airways and American Eagle Airlines. He has served as Captain and First Officer as well as instructor pilot in aircraft ranging from the Fairchild Metroliner and Saab 340 to the Boeing 747-400 and 777-200/300.
Oscar’s non-flying airline duties at Cathay Pacific include experience as a Flight Data Analyst, Flight Planning Analyst and Pilot Recruitment Officer within the airline’s corporate structure from 1997 through 2002. In addition he was Chairman of the American Eagle - ALPA Professional Standards Committee at the DFW base from 1995-1997.
Oscar is affiliated and an active member of the International Civil aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Latin American Aerospace Association (ALA), Latin American Air Transport Association (ALTA) and others. He has acted as an expert witness on behalf of large aerospace corporations and he is a regular aerospace media commentator in Latin America.
Oscar is a well known media commentator, occasional consultant to audio visual media worldwide and panelist, speaker and Chairman of multiple global aviation and aerospace events.