World Class Pilot Training in Light Jets
John Emerson is an active pilot and flight instructor who has given over 2100
hours of dual instruction. He actively flies the Eclipse Jet and other business
aircraft as pilot, instructor, and FAA Pilot Proficiency Examiner (PPE).
John earned his CFI in 1992, and found himself specializing in instrument
instruction. As a part-time instructor, he has given hundreds of hours of
instrument and other instruction, always learning at least as much as the
student. When not instructing and flying as the PIC, John gets the chance to
try out techniques that may be useful to his students. Doing this, he has
discovered and applied numerous ones that help (and several that do not).
From 2005-2008, John worked full-time in corporate aviation as a captain in
a Hawker 400XP. To accomplish that, he was pulled rapidly from the world
of pistons into jets, so he relates to what the typical new Eclipse pilot may
experience. In corporate aviation, John flew with several senior pro pilots
who demonstrated superb airmanship. He learned methods for getting
aviation tasks done quickly, thoroughly, and with very little effort. Ever the
instructor, John worked hard figuring out how to teach these methods to
others. By October 2015, John was appointed by the FAA as an Eclipse
Pilot Proficiency Examiner (PPE). This allows him to administer the required
61.58 FAA annual checkride during recurrent training.
When he is not piloting or instructing, John is an emergency veterinarian. He
owns and operates Pet Emergency Clinic in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He
has found that his professional background helps him relate to the type of
successful professionals who typically operate the Eclipse Jet.
Eclipse 500 IP / FAA PPE