Congratulations to our esteemed board member John Johnston, who was presented with NBAA's Silk Scarf Award at the 2016 HPN regional forum. The silk scarf award honors outstanding business aviation community members and was given to John for his long-standing contributions to the industry during his career.
John was director of flight operations for the McGraw-Hill Companies, and prior to that, he served as director of aviation for Verizon (GTE). He has been in aviation for more than 38 years, and has type ratings in 10 different aircraft. John also holds an ATP for both SEL and MEL aircraft; flight instructor ASEL, AMEL and instruments. John has been part of the local aviation community since 2001, and has been active with not only the WAA board, but the Career Fair planning.