A highly specialized aircraft needs to be taught by a highly specialized instructor. Exclusively flying the Pilatus PC-12,
I have logged over 6,800-hours and over 4,000-hours of instruction in type, to include 450 Initial,
Recurrent and Differences Classes given. 

Solo Age 16

Flight Instructor Since 1995

Pilatus Demonstration Pilot

Pilatus Corporate Pilot

Pilatus Mentor Pilot

Insurance Approved Pilatus Instructor: Initial / Recurrent / Differences

Total Flight Time: 8,700 Hours

Mountain Experience: My aviation career began in Colorado which puts me in a unique position to offer specialized mountain training.  Based in Montrose, CO (KMTJ), one of the training options I offer is a Mountain Flying Course where several high-altitude and challenging airports are practiced; additional instruction in aircraft performance and mountain-specific meteorology is included.  I recommend this training option to enhance pilot skills and overall confidence.

World Experience: In 2014, I had the life-changing opportunity to fly with Amelia Rose Earhart on a flight around the world symbolically recreating the original Amelia Mary Earhart flight (with success in mind). FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD.  In addition, I have experience flying to and training pilots internationally.  Destinations have included: Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica, Ecuador, St Maarten, Mexico, Caribbean, Canada.

I look forward to flying with you!

Shane Jordan

As a long-time instructor, it didn’t take long for me to recognize Shane’s exceptional skill for taking complex topics and making them understandable. He was patient and likable, never condescending or belligerent, and never made me feel like he was disappointed in a botched exercise, yet he was able to allow me see my weaknesses and helped me develop the skills I needed to strengthen them. His knowledge of the PC-12 is ridiculous, and he’s happy to share it. Training in the airplane was fantastic. I really can’t recommend Shane enough.
Chip Gibbons


ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, single pilot Type Rated PC-24, CE-525

Nearly 12,000 hours total time over the last 37 years including 8,500 hours in Pilatus made aircraft to include all versions of the PC-12 including NGX and the PC-24.

I joined Pilatus at the beginning of 1997, it’s been an honor as well as a tremendous experience to be a part of the development of the PC-12 and PC-24. I look forward to the opportunity to be out in the field again working directly with the owners and operators of these amazing machines!

  • 12 years as Chief Pilot for Pilatus, 12 years of Sales/Demo flying
  • Domestic / International demo / ferry flights – Europe and S. America
  • Production and Experimental Flight Test for OEM
  • Formation Qualified with 23 years of air-air photo experience
  • CRM / Safety Culture in challenging and unique cockpit crewing
  • Interface with world wide network of factory personnel, dealers,pilots, and maintenance providers as aircraft / systems subject matter expert, providing operational and technical guidance
  • B.S. International Business, Leeds School of Business University of Colorado, Boulder – 1990   
  • Evaluation, testing and development of simulators and training
  • Coordination of Airworthiness / RVSM / Aircraft Documentation
  • PDR / CDR level review for viability of future programs/systems
  • Familiarization / Mentor flying for customers and dealer network
  • Fluent in Honeywell, Garmin, Collins and Universal Avionics
  • Sim Ops SIPO/SIT FS1000 Initial – FlightSafety International
  • Current International Procedures Course – FlightSafety International


If you are looking for a pilot to help with an entry into service aircraft, look no further then Jed Johnson. If you want to know how to extract all the performance capability of your PC24, call Jed. If you are wondering what the PC24 is like in icing, call Jed; he was part of the ice certification team for the PC24. For a new airframe such as the PC24, Jed is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge and an invaluable resource. If you heard some “tribal knowledge” from one instructors at school about a particular nuance of the aircraft certification, you can bet it came from Jed. And the best part is, Jed is someone you would want to hang out with after the training is done.
Scott Armstrong
Jed is a lifesaver.
We were in desperate need for an additional instructor pilot to assist with line training one of our pilots.
Jed dropped all of his scheduled moving day “high stress” events to accommodate our request. During that week he saved the day when our second PC24 was grounded due to a window malfunction, Jed was on the phone arranging shipment before I was aware of the problem. Awesome team member.
Thank you
Steve Cirino, Rocky Mountain Sport Jets/UHaul Intl