Johnny Summers

Johnny is a professional pilot with over 13,000 hours. He is an FAA DPE, airline pilot, academic, and consultant. He administers tests for ASEL Private, Instrument, Commercial, military competency, foreign pilot conversion, Canadian conversion, CFI, and CFII certificates. Johnny started flying as a US Army helicopter pilot. He transferred to the USAF and flew KC-135s. He piloted the US Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue competition parachute team and was an instructor pilot at the Academy's Flight Screening Program. Johnny spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Texas Christian University where he was recognized for his teaching skills. Johnny has been a Regional Director of Flight Operations, Regional Director of Training, Chief Flight Instructor, Chief Pilot, and FAR §141 Commercial Chief Instructor. In 1997, Johnny was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. In 2012 Johnny received the Washington Aviation Association's Spirit of Aviation Award. Currently Johnny is flying 737s for Alaska Airlines. Academically, he is an Assistant Professor for ERAU with a Ph.D. in Business Administration. His graduate and post graduate studies focused on aviation and airport management, airport construction, and finance. Johnny and his family make their home in Buckley, Washington, USA.

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