John is an Aviation Safety Analyst in the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), which is part of the Aviation Safety Line of Business, Office of Flight Standards, General Aviation and Commercial Division, AFS-800, 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, as well as providing UAS specific training and support to FAA Flight Standards District Offices and FAASTeam Program Managers and other FAA Lines of Business. 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.
John is a model railroader, attempting to recreate nostalgia of the New York Central RR, where his grandfather was a steam locomotive fireman and engineer, and is a Lacrosse fanatic.
John is married and the proud father of two sons, both recent graduates of Service Academies, and both serving on active duty in their respective services.