About Me

John Bennett:

I am an American aviator, photographer, and ideator. I have diverse 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 aerospace & aeronautics, æsthetics, utility design, 普通话, geopolitics, and philosophy.

Curriculum vitae


  • Thomas Edison State University, 2019 – Present
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Aviation Flight Technology
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 2016 – 2018
    • Associate of Science (A.S.), Aviation Management; High Honors
      • President’s Honors List
    • Associate of Science (A.S.), Career Pilot Technology; High Honors; First Graduate
      • President’s Honors List

Certificates & Ratings

  • United States Federal Aviation Administration
    • Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single & Multiengine Engine Land; Instrument Airplane
      • High Performance Aircraft 
      • Complex Aircraft
    • Remote Pilot, Small Unmanned Aircraft System

Flight Experience

  • Aircraft:
    • CE-172-H/K/M/P/R/S
    • CE-310-L
    • BE-36-A36
  • Total Time: 449.2 (2019 May 05)
    • PIC: 298.3
    • SEL: 416.4
    • MEL: 6.5
    • XC: 261.0
    • Solo: 83.7
    • Night: 34.3
    • IMC: 25.1
      • Sim. IMC: 56.2
  • Operational Experience:
    • Garmin GNS 430/530, Garmin G500/600, Garmin GMX 345, Garmin GNC 300, Garmin GMA 350, JPI EDM 700/800, Bendix/King KFC 150, Genesys System 20/30, WAAS, TAWS, auto-flight system management, operations in mountainous terrain, international work, Jeppessen aeronautical navigation charts, EFB proficiency (ForeFlight & iFly GPS), complex airports & airspaces, extensive operations with complex & high performance piston aircraft.

Work History

  • 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
  • South Carolina Breakfast Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement


  • 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 

Contact Me

All initial contact should be made via e-mail.

Copies & services available via request. Professional references provided upon request.