John Hollingshead is a Commercial Pilot, CFI, CFII, MEI, and CSIP. John has a varied professional background including the United States Marine Corps Infantry, private business, law enforcement, private security, and information technology. John began teaching professionally in the Marine Corps, and instructing has been an element of every job he has held since.

John has experience instructing Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, and Instructor students. As a former Part 141 Check Pilot John conducted Part 141 Stage and Final Progress Checks at a leading Part 141 school. John’s background in technology gives him an excellent understanding of the systems of Technically Advanced Aircraft, and his varied classroom and one-on-one teaching experience allows him to adapt his instructional technique to suit any learner’s personality. John is factory certified by Cirrus Aircraft as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), allowing him to provide initial and recurrent training courses to Cirrus owners.