Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has reappointed Dr. David Conway of Durant, Okla., to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission until December 31, 2022. Conway has served on the Commission since 2009 replacing former District 2 Commissioner Mel Stubbings of McAlester.
“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Conway remain on the Commission,” Aeronautics Commission director Victor Bird said. “He has been a great servant to the public and is a champion for aviation in Oklahoma.”
Conway began his aviation career in 1973. An avid pilot who holds commercial, instrument, CFI and multiengine ratings, Conway retired as a command pilot from the United States Air Force where he served as an instructor pilot and evaluator pilot in the Cessna T-37 and Boeing KC-135. He is also one of a handful of flight-rated aerospace physiologists.
Conway is retired from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant where he served as director of the school’s Aviation Sciences Institute. Previously, he served as chair of the Aerospace Department and has been a member of the SOSU faculty since 1998. In 2003 he received SOSU’s Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Service.
Conway earned his Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M – Commerce, Master of Science at the University of Southern California and Doctorate of Education from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and has completed coursework in human factors and physiology at specialized schools across the country, including OSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has had numerous articles published in various journals and magazines focusing on human factors in aviation.
Conway has been involved in several aviation and aerospace-related organizations, including the Aerospace Medical Association, Aerospace Physiology Association, Oklahoma City Aviation Education Alliance, Durant Airport Advisory Committee and the University Aviation Association for which he currently serves as president.
Conway is married to Cathy Ann and has one son, Christopher.