Phillip T Crawford, PE

Phillip T Crawford, PE
Adjunct Lecturer
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Phillip joined Baylor's Institute for Air Science as an Adjunct Lecturer in August 2018 teaching FAA Part 141 Certified Commercial Ground School. After a brief hiatus, he returns in Fall 2020 to teach a new course offering: Aerospace Propulsion Systems. As an Aerospace Engineer by trade, Phillip has extensive experience with aircraft and helicopter modifications of a wide variety and through the course of his career, engaged in aviation regulatory policy matters for the engineering and operational requirements of aircraft as well as aircraft operations for private employers and on the national level.

His certification experience includes FAA Type Certificate (TC), FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), and FAA Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) approvals related to Cessna, Piper, and Beech aircraft, Boeing, and Airbus transports, the Gulfstream turboprop and turbojet family, turboprop engine installations on Douglas DC-3 aircraft, special military special projects and helicopter projects with the Agusta AB139 and U.S. Navy TH-57D (Bell 206) models. His experience includes military and civil airworthiness programs for the U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call, C-27, MC-12W Liberty aircraft, U.S. Navy and government P-3 aircraft, the NASA SOFIA aircraft, Rolls-Royce Trent Flying Test Bed 747-200 aircraft, and the Pratt and Whitney 747-200 Flying Test Bed aircraft.

Phillip holds the rank of  Lt. Col. in the US Air Force Auxiliary (CAP), maintains several mission aircrew and staff emergency services qualifications, and is also a commercial pilot with over 1,000 flight hours operating Cessna 150/152, 172/182, 201/T210/P210, 310/320, 340/340A, 401/402, 414/414A, 421A/B/C, Piper PA-28-140, PA-28-180, PA-28-235, PA-28-200R Arrow, PA-28-23 Apache & Aztec, Schweitzer 2-33, and additional experience in Cessna 425/441, Boeing Stearman, and Douglas DC-3-65TP aircraft.

He stays busy as a season ticket holder for the Waco Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Texas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and currently serves as Deacon at the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco.


  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Master of Business Administration, 1983

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Science-Aerospace Engineering, 1974

  • Marion Institute, Marion, Alabama, Associate of Science, 1971

Professional and Aviation-Related Training
  • MIL-HDBK-516 Based Airworthiness Certification Familiarization Training, 2014

  • US Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Air University, 2011

  • US Air Force Squadron Officer School, Air University, 2007

Primary Aviation Experience and Interests
  • Operation of general aviation aircraft (personal and pleasure)

  • Air Search and Rescue, Emergency Services, and Disaster Relief

  • Aircraft engineering, flight testing, and FAA/foreign certification of all categories of aircraft

Community and Professional Service
  • Civil Air Patrol (CAP)- 2001-Present; Lt. Colonel, Texas Wing

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)- Associate Fellow

  • Member- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

  • President- Heart of Texas Chapter of Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Salado, Texas

  • Member and Deacon- Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco, Texas

  • Waco Founder Lions Club Member since 2005

Licenses & Certifications
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (Management) 2006-2016

  • Registered Professional Engineer-State of Georgia since 1993-2016

  • Registered Professional Engineer-State of Texas (Retired) since 1981

  • FAA-Commercial Pilot-Airplane, Multi-engine land, Instrument since 1977

  • FAA-Remote Pilot since 2019

  • FAA-Ground Instructor-Advanced since 1972

  • FCC General Radio Operator since 2002

  • FCC Amateur Radio Operator since 2002