Tanya Gatlin

Topics:

Aviation/Air Safety/Aerospace

Expertise:

Flying or pilot issues to include crew resource management, human factors, stress and fatigue, Aerospace related issues to private or commercial space or NASA related events


Degree: M.S.

Title: Associate Professor, Head Coach of Precision Flight Team

Department: Aviation and Aerospace Science

Email: tgatlin@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-556-4507

Mobile Phone: 281-924-1336

Interviewed by: 7NEWS, The Denver Post, CBS4


Biography:

Gatlin received her masters degree in physics from the University of Houston. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in aviation and aerospace science through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Gatlin is the head coach of the precision flight team for MSU Denver which competes in the NIFA (National Intercollegiate Flying Association) organization against more than 80 other universities across the nation. Our flight team won the coveted Loening trophy for the 2010-2011 season. This is a trophy awarded to the nations best aviation program and flight team.

Her areas of specialization include both aviation and aerospace. Gatlin was a prior instructor at Johnson Space Center on the space shuttle where she trained astronauts and mission control personnel in console operations including monitoring commands and data relay throughout the satellite network. She had responsibility for all aspects of the Shuttle Communications and Command and Telemetry relays for in-flight operations, monitoring, analysis, troubleshooting, and rule and procedural development. Tanya was also a prior airline pilot for Mesa Airlines. She is a flight instructor, providing top quality flight instruction for private, instrument and commercial students and multi-engine students. She does some part time corporate flying from time to time.

Gatlin is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Spaceport Colorado. She also serves as the vice president on the board of directors for the Colorado General Aviation Alliance.

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