Mr. Robert Rendzio, Founder and President of SRCA, has worked at the United States Army Safety Center and contributed to studies that include wire strike protection system effectiveness, fire extinguishment systems with emphasis on halogenated agent technologies, and human factors correlative analysis.
Mr. Robert Rendzio has over 30 years of direct accident investigation experience with various clients to include seven years at the USAC (Combat Readiness Center for Safety), with expertise in both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. Mr. Rendzio also teaches rotorcraft accident investigation at the University of Southern California and the National Transportation Safety Board Training Academy.
In the past 15 years, Mr. Rendzio and SRCA have developed analysis on four major accidents where SRCA’s recommendations abated further loss. Mr. Rendzio is a member on the Rotorcraft Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), an FAA support element and has worked with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to develop studies on GPS systems in support of Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) and Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS).
- Co-Authored The Investigative Manual used by the U.S. Army Safety Center
- Published articles for Defense Helicopter World, Forum (ISASI publication), IFR
- Awarded for Superior Investigative and Analytical Performance
- Developed CRM Programs to include Aeronautical Decision-Making Programs
- Guest Speaker at SMU Aviation Law Symposium, DoD, ISASI, and DHS
- President of the Southeast Regional Chapter (SERC) for the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
- Supports an Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC)
- IS-BAO Accredited
- Provides investigative support for a $600M-intelligence program operating various fixed wing ISR platforms in southwest Asia
- U.S. Army DHC-7 impact with terrain
- Colombian Presidential Helicopter Accident (Bell 412)
- Patuxent River (Casa 212 reverse/beta mishap)
- various aircraft wire strikes
- RG-8 motorized glider accident, and
- several midair collisions
Aircraft Experience and Ratings
Fixed wing include the King Air aircraft (B-90 through B-200 to include military equivalent), Piper Archer, Arrow, Beechcraft 35, F-33 (Bonanza), Beechcraft 95 (Travel Air) and various Cessna aircraft. Rotary wing aircraft include the AH-1 (Cobra Q,S,F), OH-58 (Bell Jet Ranger), UH-1(Huey)
Airplanes: ATP, Multi-Engine, Single Engine, Commercial Privileges, 4,000 hours,
Helicopters: Commercial, Instrument, 1,900 hours