MATT JOHNSON
M-CFII, ATP-H, Designated Pilot Examiner

Bio

Having accumulated thousands of hours of helicopter flying experience in more than 20 makes and models of helicopters Matt has a passion for flight instructing. His experience spans primary, advanced and instrument instruction as well as Electronic News Gathering (ENG), corporate, agricultural, aerial survey, scenic tours, law enforcement and air medical flying.


It has been said that Matt possesses a unique ability to bring real world experience to the helicopter training environment. His ability to relate both simple and complex flight concepts to students of all levels has made him an accomplished pilot and instructor
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Matt has been a regular contributor to both Vertical and Rotorcraft Professional Magazines where he writes on safety and training topics. Matt is also
a monthly contributor to AOPA’s ‘Hover Power’ column. Additionally, Matt currently serves on the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) working group and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA).



Certificates & Ratings

Matt holds an ATP-Instrument helicopter certificate as well as Helicopter CFI and CFI-I ratings. In 2011 Matt became 1
of only 5 helicopter flight instructors to achieve the Master Instructor designation.

His aircraft factory training spans Bell, Eurocopter and Robinson manufactures. In addition,Matt is a graduate of the NTSB’s Rotorcraft Accident Investigation course. He has an expansive background and knowledge base on rotorcraft accidents and safety.


Matt is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) and is authorized to conduct flight exams in several makes and models of helicopters.



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Helicopters Flown

 

Bell 

47, 206A, OH-58A, 206B2, 206B3, 206L1, 206L3, 407


Enstrom

F28-A, F28-F, F280-FX, 480B


Eurocopter

AS350, AS355, EC135P, EC-145, BK-117B2



Hughes / MD / Schweizer

269-A, 269-B, 300CB, 300Cbi, 369/500D, 369/500E, 520N NOTAR



Robinson

R22, R44 Astro, R44 Clipper, R44 Raven I, R44 Raven II

 


Active Memberships

 

        SAFE – Society of Aviation & Flight Educators

        HAI – Helicopter Association International

        ALEA – Airborne Law Enforcement Association

        NEMSPA- National EMS Pilots Association

        NAFI – National Association of Flight Instructors

        AOPA- Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association