Oscar Garcia is the founding Partner, Chairman, and CEO of InterFlight Global Corporation (IFG), an international space, aerospace, and aviation consulting firm in business since 1992. At the firm, he serves clients as a Senior Consultant, Board Advisor, and Project Leader in the areas of Private-Public Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Financing, Sales, and Marketing and also optimization of Aerospace Operations.
Mr. Garcia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Science and Technology with an Aerospace Engineering specialization from San Diego State University, as well as a Master's Degree in Aviation and Aerospace Business Administration (MBA) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds FAA/JAR Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor licenses as well as Instrument and Multi-Engine certificates with a total flight time of over 8,500 hours in a variety of aircraft and flight simulators.
Mr. Garcia serves on the Space Florida Board Advisory Committee, Beacon Council Aviation Committee Board, and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Business School Industrial Advisory Board. He is a past (2006-2007) President and current Chairman of the Aerospace Committee for the prestigious Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) Board of Directors.
Mr. Garcia has been an FAA Air Safety Counselor at the Flight Standards District Office level in Los Angeles and Miami since 1997 and actively engages in research studies with the FAA, NTSB, and NASA. He has served as Captain and First Officer as well as instructor pilot in aircraft ranging from the Fairchild Metroliner and Saab 340 to the Boeing 747-400 and 777-200/300. Mr. Garcia also served as a Flight Data Analyst, Flight Planning Analyst, and Pilot Recruitment Officer within the airline's corporate structure from 1997 through 2002. In addition, he was Chairman of the American Eagle — ALPA Professional Standards Committee at the DFW base from 1995-1997.
Mr. Garcia is affiliated and an active member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Latin American Aerospace Association (ALA), Latin American Air Transport Association (ALTA), and others.