Daniel L. Mason, Ph.D.
Air Traffic Control
Daniel L. Mason; Ph.D.; is a faculty member at the World Institute for Security Enhancement. Dr. Mason serves as a Civilian Air Traffic Control specialist, Directorate of Logistics, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Campbell Army Airfield, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he holds an FAA, CTO rating and USDOA Radar Approach Control certification. He is a Director of BIT Consulting, an organization providing security assessments, training, and operational security for governments and corporations worldwide including critical infrastructure projects in more than 20 countries. He is recognized by the USGS as a Master Cartographer and Aerial Photography Analyst.
Dr. Mason is currently one of only two civilians in the United States conducting and producing Airspace Risk Assessment Studies. He pioneered the development of the standards for the Assessment and established procedures for efficiently and thoroughly evaluating a subject property’s vulnerability to airborne threats. He is a well-recognized expert in National Airspace System. Dr. Mason is a pilot and aircraft owner with over twelve years of flying experience.
Dr. Mason holds a Ph.D. in communications with specialized research in effective communication in aviation operation and management. He has conducted and published numerous research studies on the subjects of Effective Communication in Cockpit Resource Management, The Psychology of Airborne Communication, and Human Factors in the Deterioration of Communication in Aviation Accidents. Additionally, he holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Mason developed and teaches the Celestial Navigation for Combat Operations course which allows battlefield operators to continue effective navigation by reference to celestial bodies following the destruction or disruption of their primary means of navigation. Further, he lectures on effective communication techniques and procedures.
Dr. Mason is a member in good standing of numerous trade and professional organizations including The National Communication Association, American Communication Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Toastmasters International as well as many others.