About Jason Blair

Jason Blair is an active single and multiengine instructor and an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner with over 6,000 hours total time, over 3,500 hours of instruction given, and more than 3500 hours in aircraft as a DPE. In his role as Examiner, over 2,500 pilot certificates have been issued. He has worked for and continues to work with multiple aviation associations with the work focusing on pilot training and testing. His experience as a pilot goes back over 30 years, as an instructor spans over 20 years, and includes over 100 makes and models of aircraft flown. Jason Blair has and continues to write for multiple aviation publications with a focus on training and safety.

Jason was honored as the 2023 Michigan FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year.

He got an early start in aviation. He started his flying experience at the age of 15, soloed at 16, and received his private pilot’s certificate at 17.

While pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University in non-aviation fields, he continued his aviation passion through flight training at local FBOs, obtaining his instrument, commercial, and instructor certificates. He is an active multi- and single-engine CFI, is a NAFI Master Flight Instructor, and also an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for both part 61 and part 141 training providers.


He flies general aviation aircraft for much of his personal and business travel. He has both undergraduate degrees in Human Resource Management and International and Comparative Politics and a Master’s Degree in Development Administration from Western Michigan University.

Jason Blair CFI of Year

Jason was awarded the 2016 Michigan CFI of the Year by the Michigan FAA Flight Standards District Offices

He has served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, and represented the flight training community on a variety of committees including but not limited to the FAA’s Runway Safety Council, the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, the TSA Aviation Safety Advisory Council, NATA’s Flight Training Committee, and others. Currently, he continues to work for a variety of companies focusing on flight training regulations, procedures, and safety as a writer and consultant.


Jason grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and remains an active outdoorsman, enjoying scuba diving, downhill and X-C skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing (both fly-fishing and big lake fishing on Lake Michigan), mountain biking, and golfing.


The blog portion of this website and the content of the articles and seminars is the personal content of Jason Blair. It does not necessarily represent the opinions or positions of any of the companies for whom Jason has worked, served as a consultant, or written content. No representations of accuracy, completeness, currentness, or validity of any information on this page is given and Jason Blair shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from the use of the content of this site.