It started with

a dream of flying

It led to thousands of hours at the controls

I now help others experience

the thrills of piloting

IFR, GPS & Advanced Training,

Also available as a Contract Pilot, Aircraft Delivery/Ferry Pilot




Some questions for you; have you gone for a while without flying? Maybe you are out of currency. You are not alone. I’ve been there. Several times. It happens. Are you content with your piloting skills? Maybe you are. But some of your skills probably could use some work.

Most pilots do not fly as often as they’d like, especially during this pandemic. In response to this, the FAA even extended pilot proficiency requirements several times during the past year, 2020. So, what are your concerns? Are you comfortable getting a weather briefing? Are you comfortable using the radio with ATC, for example with flight following? Or is it something else? I can help you.

Are you comfortable and proficient with crosswind landings, or narrow runways, for example? Or are you transitioning to another aircraft, either stepping up to more complex and faster (TAA?), and need a checkout including high performance and complex endorsements, or are you stepping down to something simpler and slower (J-3 Cub)?

I can help you reach your aviation goals. Put my 40+ years of experience to work for you!

Consider my instructor qualifications:

  • 40 Years’ experience as a Certified Flight Instructor for Airplanes, Instruments, Multi-Engine, and Glider (CFI-AIMEG) teaching in over 120 makes and models of aircraft, including Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). What this means is that I am qualified as an instructor for the following certificates/ratings; Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, CFI(AIM), and ATP airplane, as well as providing Glider Instruction. However, I am not current in gliders.
  • FAA Gold Seal Instructor (80% of my students have passed their FAA checkrides on their first attempt)
  • 16 years at a FAR 142 School teaching the Cessna 300/400 series, King Air 90/100/200/B200 series, and Citation CE-500 series.
  • 7 Time Master CFI

Now specializing in; the FAA’s Wings Pilot Proficiency Program, Instrument (IFR) Training, Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPC’s), Avionics Training, and Insurance approved aircraft checkouts.

IF training in YOUR aircraft; have me listed as an ‘additional insured’ on your aircraft insurance policy.

I have experience with these avionics; Bendix/King, Collins, Garmin and others, including Garmin 400/500 series, 750/650, G1000, Autopilots, Flight Directors.

Also, how well do you know and understand aviation weather? Many pilots study weather to pass the knowledge test but don’t really understand weather. Nevertheless, weather related accidents continue to occur. So, do you know when it’s safe to go? Do you need someone with significant weather experience to discuss the weather for your flight? I can do that. Get in touch with me.

Improve your understanding of the weather and basic weather analysis. This includes the weather information you get from your device(s), i.e., iPhone, iPad, Android, Tablet, etc. Or what about the avionics in your panel?

Learn what weather information your avionics can give you, and how to best use it as a weather avoidance tool.

Become a better, more weather savvy pilot in the process.


Training with your EFB

Training with Your Electronic Flight Bag and Devices, iPad or iPhone.” Sorry, no experience with Android devices.

Do you use either ForeFlight or WingX flight planning software?

Problems? I can help.

Let us design an ‘FAA Wings Pilot Proficiency Program just for you.’

What Others Say

John is a professional in every respect and brings the best of service and representation of his employer. Credentialed, enthusiastic and of high standards.

John is an OUTSTANDING instructor in all respects. Knows his stuff cold
and is able to impart that knowledge to his students both in the
classroom and sim. This is the third time I’ve worked with him when at
the facility and he consistently is excellent.

John Mahany has 35 years of experience flying professionally in Alaska and across the US.  Anyone, that truly wants to understand weather, should spend time with him.  As a fellow Master Instructor, I often refer in-depth weather questions to him.

 Excellent Webinar.  The material you presented was worthwhile, interesting and informative.