Capitol Airspace is an aviation consulting firm that provides analytical, strategic, and advocacy services to airports, commercial developers, and communities around the world. Capitol Airspace specializes in Airspace, Air Traffic Control Operations, FAA Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) design, ICAO Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS-OPS), Obstacle Evaluation (OE) and Flight Procedures Development.
We pride ourselves on our ability to assist airports and developers in striking a balance between the need for economic development and the preservation of the National Airspace System. Our experts identify, study, and resolve airspace impacts and airport encroachment.
Our consultants, managers, and technical team have experience with military, government, and commercial aviation.
Mr. Doyle is the President and owner of Capitol Airspace Group. Prior to founding Capitol Airspace, Mr. Doyle was the Vice President of Airspace and Obstacle Evaluation for JDA Aviation Technology Solutions where he was responsible for JDA’s air traffic, airspace, TERPS and obstacle evaluation line of business.
With 22 years of experience, Mr. Doyle has provided technical analysis, instrument procedure design and validation, and airspace mitigation services to clients on over 550 airspace projects. Mr. Doyle has worked extensively with the FAA, Department of Defense, airport authorities, airport commissions and local zoning organizations to successfully resolve airspace cases in cities across the country.
From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Doyle was the Director of Airspace Analysis for Aviation Management Associates, Inc. with responsibility for Aviation Management’s airspace, TERPS, and obstruction evaluation line of business. In this position, Mr. Doyle developed and designed airspace/TERPS modeling tools, conducted airspace studies and developed mitigation solutions on behalf of company clients.
Prior to joining Aviation Management in 1999, Mr. Doyle was a member of the United States Army where he served as an air traffic controller. He held tower ratings at Libby Army Airfield, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and Wiesbaden Air Base in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1996 Mr. Doyle served as a member of the only forward tactical radar team in the US Army by deploying to Camp Colt in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Upon completion of this deployment, Mr. Doyle was assigned as the air traffic control tower chief at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, a position he held until he left the army in 1999.
Mr. Morgan has 39 years experience in global air traffic management, ATC operations and system modernization. He began his aviation career as a flight instructor and charter pilot in Burbank, California. After a tour of duty in the Air Force, he started a 31-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mr. Morgan held various controller, staff, and managerial positions in the Western-Pacific Region of FAA before moving to FAA Headquarters in 1988.
While in Washington DC, Mr. Morgan was Manager, Advanced Systems and Facilities Division; Director of System Engineering, Associate Administrator for System Engineering and Development, and Director of Air Traffic. In his last six years as Director of Air Traffic, he and his staff managed 25,000 air traffic control personnel and the airspace delegated to the United States. This included the accountability for a $3.2 billion yearly budget.
In May 2001 Mr. Morgan concluded a very successful FAA career and joined Lockheed Martin Corporation as the Vice President for Strategic Planning. He was responsible for the marketing, business development and strategic planning for the Air Traffic Management Company within the corporation. In January 2003, Morgan Aviation Consulting was established where Mr. Morgan continues his involvement with the aviation community by assisting a number of companies with business development, strategic planning and ATC technical assistance. Mr. Morgan provides strategic planning and operational impact assessment in support of Capitol Airspace client projects.
Mr. Coles has 29 years of experience in ATC operations and system modernization. In his current role, he provides program management to various programs at Capitol Airspace for obstruction evaluation projects around the United States.
He began his aviation career as a systems engineer assigned to the Host computer system for Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) in 1984 as a part of the System Engineering and Integration Contract (SEI) in Washington, D.C. After contract award of the Host contract to the IBM Corporation in 1985, he was asked to relocate to the William J. Hughes Technical Center located in Pomona, N.J. to provide test management support for the SEI to include implementation at the 20 Enroute control centers. Mr. Coles continued at the William J. Hughes Technical Center for the next 11 years with increasing responsibility, including the position of site manager for the SEI, managing 65 engineers and supporting a myriad of FAA projects in various degrees of design and completion.
After leaving Martin Marietta, he went to work for Computer Technology Associates (CTA) as the contract manager supporting the National Simulation Capability (NSC) Program. In this position, he provided support to the FAA helping to develop a plug and play simulation environment utilizing the Department of Defense’s High Level Architecture developed by Defense Modeling Simulation Organization. Under the NSC program, he was the contract test manager for the simulation for Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) in the North Atlantic. He provided the FAA with data to determine the effects on oceanic controllers from the New York Oceanic Control Center when a reduction from 2,000 ft. to 1,000 ft. vertical separation was applied. The determined effect was an increase in air traffic over the ocean in a non-radar environment.
Mr. Coles returned to Washington, D.C. in 1996 and has continued to provide support to FAA programs as a system engineer and a senior manager in the Washington D.C. area based aviation consulting firms. Prior to joining Capitol Airspace, he was the Vice President for Technical Services for Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc. and was responsible for overseeing all engineering design for programs that involved navigational aids, visual aids and tower communication programs for various airports nationally and internationally.
Mr. Connolly is an FAA certificated pilot and Airspace/GIS Manager at Capitol Airspace. His responsibilities include performing obstruction evaluations, airspace analyses, mitigation studies, flight procedures optimization, and acquiring and maintaining aeronautical information datasets. In 2011, Mr. Connolly oversaw the transition to ESRI ArcGIS and worked with software developers to create new tools to further enhance the company’s core competency of obstruction evaluation and airspace analysis. Since starting with Capitol Airspace, he has performed over 100 airspace studies.
Mr. Connolly’s expertise includes the FAA 8260 series of Terminal Instrument Approach Procedure (TERPS) orders, 14 CFR Part 77, the FAA obstruction evaluation process, and visual guidance lighting systems.
Orlando Olivas has been with Capitol Airspace since 2014 as an Airspace/GIS specialist. In his role, he conducts obstruction evaluations, broad-area assessments, and airspace analysis studies. With over 3 years of experience in the aviation industry, he has garnered expertise in Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), air traffic management, federal aviation regulations, airport operations, and aviation communication and control systems.
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Orlando received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from San Diego State University. In 2011, he received a Master of Science in Aeronautics with distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, specializing in air traffic management and aviation/aerospace operations. Orlando is fluent in Spanish.
Joe Anderson joined Capitol Airspace in 2014 as an Airspace/GIS Specialist and has expertise in Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) software. As an airspace specialist, Joe worked on development projects in challenging airspace environments. Notable projects include wind and building projects that required designing new instrument flight procedures to ensure the efficiency of aviation operations while accommodating the development.
In 2016, Joe became an Obstruction Evaluation project manager. His unique experience with airspace design criteria, GIS, the air traffic environment, and FAA processes allow him to provide the right guidance for each project.
Joe, raised in Juneau, Alaska, followed his passion for aviation and received a Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management and a Masters in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. At Embry-Riddle, Mr. Anderson mentored and coached students through Basic and Advanced Air Traffic Control Tower courses, established outreach programs at local high schools, and managed elected student officials responsible for allocating over $750,000 annually to various student organizations.
Nick moved from Los Angeles, California to join Capitol Airspace as an Airspace/GIS Specialist. He has expertise in Air Traffic Management and Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). He specializes in Obstruction Evaluation studies, airspace analysis, and Broad Area Assessments to determine compatible heights within the aeronautical field for development across entire states. He also has experience in using LiDAR Data and 3D modeling to provide technical papers to the FAA.
Passionate about aviation, Nick received a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University focusing on Air Traffic Management, Aviation Safety, and Applied Meteorology. He has extensive experience in teaching and mentoring students on Basic and Advanced Terminal Radar Approach Control courses.
Mrs. Nakamura has 26 years of experience in corporate accounting and taxation. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Maryland in 1988, she went to work for Bond Beebe. During her time there she obtained her CPA certification and attained the position of Manager prior to going to work for her newest client.
While working for Hayes-Ligon Corporation, as a start-up, Mrs. Nakamura led the company financially to annual sales of over 5 million dollars in 2 years. She was also an integral part of the contract proposal and maintenance team. She led the corporation through the due diligence process until its ultimate sale in 1994. Shortly thereafter she was recruited into a Controller position with a local produce company. During her 14 year employment she was responsible for the budgets, financial statements and taxes for two companies with annual revenues in excess of 50 million dollars.
In 2008 these companies, with the guidance of Mrs. Nakamura, completed the due diligence process and were sold to the east coast’s largest produce company. Since then Karen has owned and operated her own accounting firm, providing accounting and financial consulting to small businesses. She has been with Capitol Airspace Group since its inception in 2010.