John Pignatelli III

Director of Training and Safety

John has given over 3000 hours of flight instruction to students from around the world, and brings passion, superb instructional skill and uncompromising safety standards to his students. He brings 20 years of aviation experience to the ImagineAir Team, dating back to his service in the United States Air Force starting in 1996. As an Integrated Avionics Technician, John performed maintenance on the F-15 Eagle while serving in Germany, Alaska, and Florida. He deployed to the Middle East for Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After fulfilling his contract with the Air Force, John earned his Commercial Pilot Certificate and Certified Flight Instructor rating at Aviation Atlanta using the Montgomery G.I. bill. He went on to become the Chief Flight Instructor there. John’s experience and initiative have played a large role in ImagineAir’s reputation as having one of the top training programs in the industry.