About Me

John Bennett:

I am an American aviator, photographer, and ideator. I have backgrounds in civil aviation; Web design and front-end development; Digital & analog photography; Content or campaign ideation and marketing; Human resources recruitment; And, English language acquisition. I have interests in æsthetics, utility design, 普通话, geopolitics, and philosophy.



  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 2016 – 2018
    • Associate of Science (A.S.), Aviation Management; High Honors
    • Associate of Science (A.S.), Career Pilot Technology; High Honors
      • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
      • The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement
      • President’s Honors List

Certificates & Ratings

  • United States Federal Aviation Administration
    • Commercial Pilot, Instrument Airplane, Airplane Single Engine Land (CAX 92%, IRA 83%)
      • High Performance Aircraft 
      • Complex Aircraft

(Anticipate Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine add-on rating & FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Permit by April 2019.)

Flight Hours

  • Aircraft:
    • CE-172-H/K/M/P/R/S
    • BE-36-A36
  • Total Time: 400.3 (2019 Mar. 15)
    • PIC: 254.6
    • SEL: 400.3
    • XC: 221.9
    • Solo: 67.3
    • Night: 24.6
    • IMC: 20.8
      • Sim. IMC: 55.0

Recent Experience

  • 上海取炬 Education & Technology Co., Ltd. — Shànghǎi, Direct-Administered Municipality, PRC
    • UI Designer & Content Manager, May 2017 – Present
      • I coordinate with clients and work with front-end developers as part of small international team of internet technology professionals to deliver web solutions for an array of clients globally. I moderate content for a plethora of websites and ensure all front-end systems are kept updated and functioning properly.
  • 艾美瑞英文学校 American Classroom & Global Village — Fǔshùn, Liáoníng, PRC
    • Human Resources Recruiter, Sep. 2015 – Feb. 2017
      • I scouted and recruited foreign English-speaking education professionals into positions serving both local area public schools and private academies. I assisted in the visa procurement process and travel coordination.
    • English Teacher, Apr. 2015 – May 2016
      • I educated people ages 6-40 on English vocabulary and grammar while teaching general knowledge in history and science. I empowered and developed the capacity and capabilities of my students. This experience allowed me to learn the Chinese language and culture—and, working as part of an international team, developed my cross-cultural communication, training, and teaching skills. I also provided web-development solutions for the school and its subsidiaries.
  • Crack The Marketing Code — Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    • Executive Assistant, May 2016 – Sept. 2016
      • I handled day-to-day internal company operations. I extensively supported web-hosting, front-end web development, brand strategy, market research, creating and managing databases, troubleshooting, and problem-solving. I also handled shipping and receiving, as well as document archival.


  • United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol
    • Second Lieutenant, Mission Aircrew
      • Mission Scanner/Observer
      • Mission Photographer
      • Information Technology Assistant
  • Experimental Aircraft Association
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • South Carolina Aviation Association


  • United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol
    • Aerospace Education Program, Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award
  • Global Education Committee
    • 2016 Global Travel Photography Contest, First Place


  • Industry Knowledge:
    • Pilotage, Photography, English Teaching, Recruitment, Design, Front-end Development, Content Management, Social Media Marketing, Research, Technical Writing, Copyrighting, Asset Management, Customer Relations
  • Tools & Technologies:
    • Microsoft Office, AppleWorks, Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress CMS
  • Languages:
    • Native English, Beginner Mandarin Chinese 


  • Cody Downey, PSA Airlines
    • (+1) 864–529–2084
  • Fred Cassel, Asheville Aviation Consultants
    • (+1) 903–814–9361
  • Timothy P. Anderson, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
    • (+1) 828–545–1613
  • Richard A. Molnar, 上海取炬 Education & Technology Co., Ltd.
    • (+86) 133–7364–8721
  • Jeremy Pope, Crack The Marketing Code
    • (+1) 206–651–4368

Contact Me

All initial contact should be made via e-mail.

Copies & services available via request.