ALPF welcomes aviation and aerospace law expert and professor Sarah Nilsson as Sr. Fellow
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Leadership and Policy Foundation added Sarah Nilsson as a senior fellow March 1.
The ALPF currently has more than 50 fellows who conduct non-partisan research and leadership development for the organization.
Nilsson has both an aviation and a legal background. She began her career as a pilot in 1994 and is a Federal Aviation Administration licensed airline transport pilot in multi and single engine fixed-wing airplanes. Since 2000 she has been a gold-seal flight instructor, and has trained hundreds of pilots. She also has flown cargo and private business jets.
Nilsson graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Aeronautical Science in 2006 from Embry-Riddle University. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Northcentral University, conferred in 2011. She also obtained a Juris Doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School. became a licensed attorney in the State of Arizona in 2014.
Sarah founded and manages her own law practice and since January 2015, has served as full-time faculty at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, teaching Aviation Law, Global UAS Regulations, Business Law, and Business Ethics. She also volunteers with the FAA as a FAASTeam Safety Representative.
In addition to her own research papers primarily on Drone Law and Space Law and Policy, Nilsson is co-author of the 6th edition of Practical Aviation and Aerospace Law with Scott Hamilton, a national aviation law textbook. In 2016, she hopes to publish another book, this time on American drone law.
The ALPF receives its funding and research ideas from individual citizens and does not accept government or special interest funding.