John is an Aviation Safety Analyst in the Aviation Safety Line of Business, Office of Flight Standards, Commercial and General Aviation Safety Division located at FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC. John’s role is to provide technical support, subject matter expertise, and UAS related outreach support to the general aviation UAS flying public, and provides UAS specific training and support to FAA Flight Standards District Offices and FAASTeam Program Managers. He also assists in the development of UAS concepts, policies, standards, procedures and guidance related to the safe integration of UAS into the NAS.
John is a graduate of West Point and former US Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot and served just over 5 years in the Army as an Aviation Officer before getting his MBA from Boston College. His civilian career has been mostly with private industry, in International Sales and General Management positions. He has worked at three Aircraft Manufacturing companies and run Fixed Base Operations at Stewart Airport in New York and Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia. Prior to joining the FAA, John was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Sales at Wyvern Ltd, an aviation risk management company based in Yardley, PA.
John holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating rotary wing, a Private Pilot Rating with Instrument rating, single engine land airplane, and a UAS Remote Pilot Certificate.