Assistant Chief Pilot
Director of Academic Affairs
Jason brings to us an extensive aviation background, holding his CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP and an EMB-145 type rating along with over 4,000 hours of experience. A graduate of Kent State with a Bachelor's of Science in Aeronautics, Jason came to us in 2005 as a flight instructor. Prior to attending college he was a U.S. Marine Air Crewmen and Aircraft Firefighter. Jason left American Winds for nearly a decade and was a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines based out of Cleveland Hopkins. While at ExpressJet he served as an instructor pilot and taught Crew Resource Management for nearly 8 years. Presently Jason is our Director of Academic Affairs & Assistant Chief Pilot/Flight Instructor and handles much of the day to day flight operations of the school.