The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced it has named Tracy Lamb, an experienced pilot of manned and unmanned aircraft and a recognized aviation safety expert, as vice president of Regulatory and Safety Affairs and chief pilot.
As a former international airline pilot and senior flight instructor, Lamb has more than 7,000 flight hours, including more than 4,200 hours flying the Boeing 737. She has also piloted charter and corporate aircraft, flying missions that have included passenger and freight transport, aeromedical, and surveying. In addition, Lamb is licensed to operate unmanned aircraft systems.
Lamb is widely recognized as an authority on aviation safety. She is a certified ISO 9000:2008 lead auditor and has conducted audits and inspections of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS operators and maintenance organizations around the world. Most recently, she has developed safety and risk-management programs for UAS.
“We’re pleased that Tracy is joining our team. She is an accomplished and experienced pilot and aviation safety expert, and she will represent AUVSI at the FAA and at international regulatory organizations,” said Brian Wynne, AUVSI’s president and CEO. “As chief pilot, Tracy will share her expertise and knowledge with AUVSI members and develop training and certification programs to help increase safe and responsible operations throughout the UAS community.”
Most recently, Lamb was manager of Safety Data Analysis for the Bristow Group. Previously, she was Global Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems RPAS Safety Manager for SGS North America, where she was also a commercial aviation advisor and safety auditor. While at SGS, she led the development of Standards and Best Practices for Unmanned Aircraft Operations, which enabled accurate and systematic operational safety auditing of UAS operations. Earlier in her career, Lamb worked at Virgin Australia Airlines, Ansett Aviation Training Centre of Excellence and several large flight training organizations.
Lamb earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science and aviation and a master’s degree in business management and human factors at Griffith University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently studying for a doctorate in safety and risk management at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Her academic work has included developing the first risk-management computer program for the drone industry.
For more information, visit AUVSI.org.