I have known and worked with Tim for the last 16 years beginning with our shared jobs as helicopter inspector pilots. Since most of my helicopter training was from the military, Tim was instrumental in developing my skills in natural resources flying and I always looked forward to my time with him in the cockpit. Tim’s demeanor as an instructor and evaluator always made me comfortable and confident. He taught me how to work with a fire crew using a water bucket, plastic sphere dispenser, or longline. As I became more involved as an accident investigator, I relied greatly on Tim’s knowledge and experience as a subject matter expert on helicopter accident investigations. Of all the professional aviators I have known, Tim has always held my highest respect for his service to our country, his patient wisdom, his experience and his friendship. If my daughter ever wants to learn to be a helicopter pilot, Tim is the ONLY one I would trust for that job.
Gary E. Morgan Chief Executive Officer/ Air Safety Investigator Safety System Enterprise Team USDA Forest Service