Marilyn Pearson is an ATP rated pilot in Single and Multiengine Land and Seaplanes; Commercially rated in Rotorcraft and Gliders with instructor ratings for single, multiengine, land, sea, glider, gyroplane, and instrument with over 40 years of experience as an aviation professional. Marilyn served as a corporate pilot in several jet aircraft types before taking a position as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA. Marilyn worked as a Principal Operations Inspector in the Bradley Flight District Office (CT) for 15 years, providing oversight for all aspects of aviation, including parts 135 and 121 operations as well as serving as a National Resource Inspector in several aircraft and serving as the airshow coordinator. Marilyn transitioned to a staff specialist at FAA Headquarters where she was tasked in unmanned aircraft operations, serving on several rulemaking teams as well as developing guidance and policy for part 107 operations, issuing Advisory Circulars, waivers and exemptions for new entrant operations. She was a co-chair for the FAA Weather Community of Interest and lead for the UAS Special Weather Action Team.
Marilyn retired from the FAA and works for CAE as a Global Regulatory Affairs Specialist in AAM/eVTOL/UAS where she serves on various industry committees and with Civil Aviation Associations recommending policy for new entrant aircraft, pilot training and simulator certification.