About John Mahany
Since the age of 3, John has been intrigued by airplanes and the world of aviation! Constantly seeking “pearls of wisdom” and inspiration from fellow pilots and experts in aviation, he considers himself to be a lifetime student.
John first earned the distinction of Master Certificated Flight Instructor (MCFI) in 2003 and is one of only 25 worldwide to earn the credential six (6) times. The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA and candidates must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer Board of Review.
In the words of former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, "The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that the right seat has to offer."
John is widely recognized as an outstanding aviation educator for not only his excellence in teaching, but for his engagement in the continuous process of learning -- both his own, and his students'. He has been teaching aviation safety for more than 40 years and is recognized as a leading advocate of flight safety. John is a frequent guest speaker at safety seminars and is a feature writer in various aviation publications.
Entries by John Mahany
Opportunity Knocks for my Learjet SIC Type Rating On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, I drove 6 ½ hours north from Long Beach, up through the San Joaquin Valley to Sacramento, California, for the opportunity to fly a Lear 35 and earn my Learjet SIC Type Rating! I have been wanting to fly a Learjet for […]
AirVenture 2018 was awesome! There was lots of cool stuff to see and do. Which is why you should visit AirVenture! Where to begin? It’s hard to describe ‘AirVenture’! It’s so much more than ‘an airshow’, or a convention. It’s like Disneyland to ‘the max’. It’s impossible to take it all in, from the range […]
August 15, 2018, marks forty years since I earned my Private Pilot Certificate! Back then, I had not given any thought to forty years later! Who does? And here I am reminiscing about how far I’ve come! And I’m not finished yet! Since that day forty years ago, I have logged more than 9,100 hours […]