Flying Special Missions:  From Explosives to Ebola
Oct 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Randy Davis, SVP/Gen Counsel, Phoenix Air Group
Flying Special Missions: From Explosives to Ebola

Randall H. Davis is Sr Vice President and General Counsel of Phoenix Air Group, Inc., a worldwide provider of specialized jet aircraft services to government and industry.

Davis holds a BA degree from Amherst College and  a JD  degree  from  the Emory University School of Law.  Prior to joining Phoenix  Air, he was a partner  with the law firm of Neely  & Player in Atlanta, having practiced there for more than ten years. In that practice, he represented various insurance underwriters, air carriers, and manufacturers. His practice also included a concentration in the defense of FAA enforcement actions and transactions involving aircraft regulatory issues. 

Davis has authored numerous articles for publications on aviation law and has provided legal commentary on national television. He acted as an adjunct professor and consultant in aviation law at DeKalb Community College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Davis is an active pilot and holds FAA Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor  Certificates,  as well  as a helicopter rating.  He also holds type ratings for the Learjet,  Citation 500 series  and Gulfstream  159/1159 (GI, II and Ill) aircraft and is a qualified international captain in those aircraft.  He  has  accumulated  approximately 16,000 hours of total pilot flight time. Mr. Davis has also personally acted as a pilot on several  of Phoenix  Air's Ebola missions in their Gulfstream Ills. He also captained the only known civilian flights on the evening of 9/11, during a Phoenix Air Learjet mission taking government relief personnel to NYC. He grew up on a dairy farm on eastern Long Island and originally learned to fly on the family farm's small airstrip.

Davis is admitted to the Bar in the States of Georgia, Florida and New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Lawyer's Club of Atlanta, the International Air Transportation Safety Bar Association, and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. Some of his charitable and civic activities have included work with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Georgia Legal Services Program.

INTRODUCTION:  Jill Thornton