Major Adam Cybanski is a tactical helicopter pilot with over 20 years and 2500 hours on fixed and rotary wing aircraft including the CT114 Tutor, CH139 Jet Ranger, CH135 Twin Huey and CH146 Griffon. He completed a tour in Haiti as Night Vision Goggle Specialist and Maintenance Test Pilot, and has managed the CH146 Griffon Full Flight Simulator. He is a graduate of the Aerospace Systems Course and holds a BSc in Computer Mathematics from Carleton University.
An experienced investigator at the Royal Canadian Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety, Mr. Cybanski has been leading the way in video analysis and crash site photogrammetry. He has presented three times at the International Society of Air Safety Investigators seminar, and continues to brief safety professionals around the world. His analysis has been employed by both military and civilian accident investigation boards.
Major Cybanski was the Canadian Flight Safety representative to NATO. He is responsible for all helicopter accident investigation in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and oversees the CH146 ( Bell 412), CH139 (Jet Ranger), CH124 (Sea King), CH149 (EH101/Cormorant), CH148 (S92), and CH147F (Chinook) fleet investigations, as well as UAVs. He has been received several commendations by the Chief of the Air Force for his work in simulation & visualization, and was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) by the Governor General of Canada for his work in flight safety.
Mr Cybanski has retired from the regular force, but continues on as a reservist at the rank of Major in the RCAF Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office. He is a full member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) and the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists (CATAIR). As CEO of Gyro Flight & Safety Inc. and a world leader on accident video analysis, he has been frequently asked to speak about video analysis at accident reconstruction conferences and seminars, including ARC-CSI and WREX. He continues to support police investigations, conduct accident reconstruction testing and write published articles on the subject.