About John

Updated on: 05/15/2024

John lives in Hutto, Texas and is an independent CFII and Professional Pilot, servicing owners located at all the airports within the Austin terminal area and beyond. He has 37+ years of experience teaching to adults coming from a long career in technology and decided to bring that expertise into the cockpit. John has incredible patience and a "knack" for taking the complex and breaking it down in a way that makes learning easier, safer, more efficient and more fun!

He is also part of the Texas Top Aviation team and teaches in TBMs, Cirrus and Columbia aircraft. In May 2024 he expects to be a Cirrus Factory Trained Instructor (CSIP) and can bring over 1200 hours of Cirrus experience to Cirrus owners, creating an amazing, safe and fun learning environment.


  • Approved TBM
  • Columbia
  • Cirrus
  • CFII
  • Transitions
  • Recurrents
  • IPCs
  • G1000
  • Adv. Ratings

FAA Certificates & Ratings

Flight Instructor

  • Single-engine
  • Airplane


As a Pilot

  • Since 1988 (35+ years)
  • Total Flight Time = 1,900 hours (est.)

As a Flight Instructor

  • Since 2020 (3 years, 10 months)
  • Dual Instruction Given = 650 hours (est.)

My Company

Texas Top Aviation, LLC