Cessna Flying in Mountains

Meet John Mahany

John Mahany
Master Certificated Flight Instructor
ATP/CE-50, LR-JET, N-B25, DC-3
FAASTeam Lead Rep, KLGB

Flying Professionally – Taking It Personally

I am an aviator – through and through. I have been flying for over forty years and am still passionate about sharing the exhilaration that comes from being at the controls. Every takeoff is still exciting! Unlike some colleagues, who have become jaded or burned out, I still am not. I am still an aviation enthusiast! I am still excited about flying and eagerly seek out new adventures, and new aircraft to fly. I want to learn the new and emerging technology, and pass along what I have learned, to other pilots. I am a pilot first, and a flight instructor.

With more than 9,200 hours of flying time, the thrill for me is what I see on the faces of those I instruct. The science of flying changes every day – and I stay on the leading edge of aircraft design, in-flight and ground communication systems, and all the regulatory, governmental, and safety details most take for granted. There is never a dull moment in this business – and it’s my job to keep it this way.

I would like more people to take advantage of my familiarity with more than 140 different makes and models of planes, running the gamut from ultra-lights to gliders, to large commercial jets – and aircraft on floats, and snow-skis, as well.

I have trained pilots at all experience levels, from private pilots to seasoned airline veterans for domestic and international airlines, governments, corporations, and charter companies. I have also trained other flight instructors in classrooms, in the sky, and in highly sophisticated simulators. I am comfortable in the audience and while presenting at industry conferences. If you’d like to know how you can get ahead in the world of flying – just ask.