Charles (Andy) Olvis

Charles (Andy) Olvis
Adjunct Lecturer
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Andy Olvis is an Aviation Accident Analyst and Investigator with the Federal Aviation Administration’s division of Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention (AVP-100).  Responsible for conducting air traffic control investigations of aircraft accidents and incidents, planning and conducting analytical studies and tests on the air traffic control aspects of investigations.


Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Masters of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations in Aerospace Operations and Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Senior Fellow in the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government management program.

Earned approximately 1100 hours as a Marine Corps Transport Air crewman on BE-200 King Air aircraft.

Master Thesis

            Air Traffic Control Simulations and Training


            National Transportation Safety Board

Senior Air Traffic Investigator with the NTSB’s division of Aviation Safety, Operational Factors Division, Air Traffic Control, and served as the Investigator-in-Charge of numerous air traffic control incident investigations, and as ATC Workgroup Chairman for major and regional aircraft accident investigations. 

            Texas State Technical College

            Department Chair, Air Traffic Control Course.

            United States Marine Corps

Qualified in multiple Center Radar Approach Control facilities, Terminal Radar Approach Control facilities, and Air Traffic Control Towers throughout the United States Marine Corps.


Instructor at the NTSB Training Center, Presenter at Communicating for Safety (CFS) National Conference, Presenter at National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) National Conference.

Professional Service

Marine Air Traffic Control Association (MATCA), International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI).


NTSB Chairman’s Award for effecting safety

Multiple group awards for major investigations