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Capt. John Cox, CEO at SOS

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J. Cox

Captain John Cox is the President and CEO of Safety Operating Systems LLC, and is a veteran major airline, corporate and general aviation pilot. Capt. Cox has flown over 14,000 hours with over 10,000 in command of jet airliners.

Before founding Safety Operating Systems LLC, Capt. Cox acted as Executive Air Safety Chairman for the Air line Pilots Association International for 3 years. Captain Cox has worked with the NTSB on numerous accident investigations.

Capt. Cox received his Masters in Business Administration in Aviation Management in July 2010 from Daniel Webster College, and received the Aviation Safety Certificate from USC Aviation Safety & Security Program in 1996. Captain Cox received a postgraduate degree in Aviation Safety Command from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California in 1998.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and his most recent article is entitled “Aeroplane Upset Recovery Training, History, Core Concepts & Mitigation.”

He authors the “Ask the Captain” column for USA Today, serves as the Aviation Analyst for NBC News, and provides expertise to numerous other media outlets. He also frequently appears as an expert on the television programs Air Disasters and Why Planes Crash.


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