About Us

Douglas Carmody


Douglas Carmody is the owner of SafePilot Publishing, Executive Flight Training, and Executive Jet Training. He has over 30 years of instructional experience in turbine aircraft and is a FAA Designated Pilot Proficiency Examiner in the CE500/525/510/560XL with over 30,000 hours total flight time.

Doug is the author of 15 aviation related books, numerous magazine articles, and computer-based training modules. He is licensed in Single and Multi-engine airplanes as an ATP, CFI, CFII-MEI. His type ratings include Airbus A319/320/321, Beechcraft BE-300, Boeing 767/757/737, DC-9, Fokker F100/F28, EMB-110, CE500, CE510, CE560XL and the CE525.

Doug was a former airline captain for US Airways as well as a Boeing 737 instructor and Citation instructor. He is a former FAAST Team Safety Counselor for the SC/NC area. Doug is a FAA "Gold Seal" award winners do has been named Master CFI by the National Association of Flight Instructors. He was also a subject matter expert on national media including: ABC's 20/20, Fox's Laura Ingram Show, "Mornings on the Mall" show hosted by Brian Wilson and Larry O'Connor in Washington, DC, and for the Boston Globe. Lastly, Doug holds a recreational license in Gyrocopters and is a licensed A&P mechanic. He received his Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mary Catherine Carmody

Publisher & Principal

Mary Catherine Carmody is an aviation publisher and a principal at SafePilot Publishing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wofford College and has a MBA from the Citadel.