Robert King
Courses Taught

Safety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPSM)

Robert King


Robert is an Aviation Safety professional with a decade of experience in Part 121 and Part 135 operations. Currently, as the Acting Director of Safety for UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF), Robert oversees the FAA-accepted Safety Management System (SMS) for the more than three hundred monthly commercial UAS flights conducted by Flight Forward. Robert is also the coordinator for the Aviation Safety Action Program at UPSFF, the first such program in the UAS industry. In addition to the SMS, Robert is the Designated Employer Representative (DER) managing the Drug & Alcohol Compliance program at UPSFF. Before joining Flight Forward, Robert was an integral part of UPS Airlines’ SMS as the Flight Data Analyst. Working within Airline Safety, Robert coordinated the analysis of more than one million UPS flights over more than six years. During this time, he gained experience in incident and accident investigations, root cause analysis, and human factors analysis.


  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
    • Graduate Safety Practitioner
  • Transportation Safety Institute (USDOT)
    • Aviation Safety Investigator

Published on September 26th, 2023

Last updated on September 26th, 2023