Bryan Burks was hired by Alaska Airlines in 1995 and has accumulated over 26,000 flight hours and over 3000 hours as a simulator instructor. Bryan has served as an Instructor Pilot and Check Airman.
In 2009, Bryan was appointed as the Training and Regulatory Group Co-Chair for ICATEE (International Committee for Aviation Training in the Extended Envelope), serving in this capacity until 2013, and later participated as a subject matter expert on Loss of Control; SPA/ARC and LOCART Aviation Rule-making committees from 2011-2013.
Bryan has been involved in UPRT content development and implementation since 2011, and as a UPRT Instructor for the FAA in enhanced stall model development for the B-737NG. Since 2013 Bryan has demonstrated enhanced UPRT to over 30 airlines and military organizations around the world. Bryan has also completed the acceptance of all Alaska Airlines B-737NG and Max simulators on the new enhanced UPRT capabilities.
Bryan holds degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Master of Aeronautical Science, 1993) and Western Washington University (BA Political Science, 1985) and is a Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society, nominated 2012.