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

Due to the present circumstances and new Social Distancing Requirements resulting from the COVID-19 Virus, I am not conducting any training in person, one-on-one. Instead, any training will be conducted on a device via FaceTime, Skype, or similar for Android users. Or, on a computer, using either Zoom, GoToMeeting, or similar technology. Thank you for your understanding.

IFR, GPS & Advanced Training



“You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.” – Amelia Earhart

Aviation Weather

Know When It Is Safe To Go


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.

EFB. Electronic Flight Bag

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.

Why Choose Mahany Aviation


As your mentor, we’ll benchmark your piloting prowess, add to your skills, and ensure you fly with greater safety and confidence.

Safety First

Our safety training is world class. The safer you are – the more you can enjoy the thrills of flying.

Save Time

Faster learning on the ground and in the air saves time and money – and let’s you fly more!

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 GriffinDirector of Operations at Sunbird Aviation

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.

Robert KayGlobal Hawk Test Pilot/King Air B200 Pilot/Consultant

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.

Gary ReevesChief Safety Officer, ATP, Master CFI, CFII, MEI, FAA Safety Team
 Excellent Webinar.  The material you presented was worthwhile, interesting and informative.
William RohlandWebinar adendee