Gary Martin and Juan Muniz from Universal Weather and Aviation will lead discussions about building the future of the aviation industry through workforce training and development.

Gary Martin

Gary Martin

Training Program Manager, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Have a question about weather, flight planning or any other aspect of business aviation? If so, Gary Martin, Training Program Manager for People and Places at Universal Weather and Aviation, is the person to ask.

Martin is recognized within the Universal family, and within the industry, for his expertise in business aviation. This is especially valuable given the constantly evolving landscape of the scheduler and dispatcher roles within business aviation.

Martin’s experience, both military and civilian environments, allows him to combine his experience and knowledge, and apply it to scenarios in the classroom and in the real world. His background in weather and flight planning has allowed him to build and develop an aircraft dispatching program that has graduated over 300 students who perform dispatching functions around the world.


  • 25+ years business aviation experience
  • 15 years as supervisor of Universal’s Weather and Flight Planning Department
  • 10+ years as training program manager


  • Holds a B.S. in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Former U.S. Air Force Meteorologist
  • Manager, Universal Weather and Aviation’s FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Course

“What motivates me is supporting and building the future of the aviation industry through workforce training and development. Seeing individuals take the initiative to gain the knowledge they need to have for a successful career in aviation is very exciting. It is very satisfying to know the courses I design, develop and facilitate make a difference in the lives of those individuals, and that they are empowered to be part of the future of aviation.”

Juan Muniz

Juan Muniz

Lead Global Regulatory Specialist, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Juan Muniz is the Lead Global Regulatory Specialist with Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. He has been with Universal for over 17 years and is an expert on U.S., Mexico and international regulations. Muniz has helped operators obtain hundreds of TSA waivers, border overflight exemptions and Mexico permits. Muniz has expertise with other regulatory issues such as all U.S. Customs and Border Protection programs, APIS notifications, visa waiver programs, global emissions and more. He has established himself as a subject matter expert in working with U.S. and other international government agencies.

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