Mr. John “JJ” Johnson has 35 years of experience across diverse sectors of aviation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance and a Master of Science in Aviation Safety. Mr. Johnson has flown, maintained, and instructed on a wide variety of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He has logged more than 2,000 flight hours. He has been a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, a commercial pilot, a flight instructor, ground school instructor, and avionics instructor. Mr. Johnson has taught all of these subjects at colleges and universities. In addition to being a qualified helicopter mechanic, his first maintenance job was for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in collegiate and university teaching, instructional design, implementation, and improvement. Immediately prior to joining the team at Guidance Aviation, he was the senior tenured Aeronautical Science professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. Mr. Johnson has written airplane, helicopter, and maintenance curricula for 5 colleges and universities. His flight training and maintenance training programs have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
In 2008, when Mr. Johnson started at Guidance Aviation, his first two steps were to integrate extensive flight simulation and online instructional videos. This immediately resulted in a reduction in cost to students by 20% to complete the professional helicopter pilot flight training program. He has continued to refine the academic and flight training system for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.