CFII - Flight School Mom
Affectionately known as the flight school mom, but like the cool mom that all your friends want to hang out your house, mom. Britt keeps us all in check, reducing awkwardness and calling us out on the daily! We remind ourselves to respect her adoration for snacks and quiet Tuesdays.
She also happens to be an incredible pilot and instructor who has immersed herself in aviation. She cares deeply about student success an has been known to provide mild coddling when needed. Our students are fortunate to learn from her diverse piloting background.
Brittany comes from a world of competitive horseback riding. She has a degree in marine biology and excellent hair.
Dustin "DJ" Johns
CFII - CSIP - Chief Steez Officer
DJ is an excellent pilot and an engaging Instructor. He truly cares about maximizing student progress and efficiency and has no problem having fun in the process.
Nobody knows where DJ came from or how he got here. He’s a mysterious angel pilot. We do know that he likes Sunday Football and sleeping in late on Mondays.
Should all the airlines go out of business one day, DJ plans to pursue his second calling in 1970’s, local, mid-size market, TV anchor work.
CFII - Co-Founder - Chief Papa
Seth uses his varied experience from flying light twins to Caribbean islands, piloting jets for a charter company, and instructing in dozens of aircraft types to guide our CFIs and Curriculum. Although Seth is not teaching fulltime at JBA he is often interrupting lessons with sometimes helpful but always distracting stories.
Before flying, Seth built a successful career in Biotech/aquaculture sales dabbling in real estate along the way. Seth comes from a family with a deep history of competitive sailboat racing. He studied Biology in college and maintains that he is a lifelong science nerd.
Pilot - Co-Founder
Dustin is a self-made, ‘still striving for success’ story. Legend has it that the first big word he ever learned to spell was ‘entrepreneur.’
He started his first business at the at the tender age of 7 and, over several years, evolved into a vertically integrated multi-model candy sales company with operators across the middle school bus routes. After several other ventures, amassing name badges from too many W2 opportunities, and miraculously avoiding trouble and emergency rooms, he slipped through the Admission office gates at the University of Florida and emerged several years later with mild body trauma and a Finance degree.
Through all of this, he learned that hard work, understanding people, never making excuses, and fostering an ever-evolving pragmatic view of challenges…that getting lucky gets easier.
Dustin’s interests include Buggys, real estate, medicine, and the sharing economy. By day, he works full-time in the medical device world for Medtronic’s Enabling Technologies division. By evening and weekends, you’ll typically find him flying, or, when weather or fortitude doesn’t permit, endlessly scouring YouTube for accident analysis videos.
Dustin’s business acumen, combined with his never-ending quest to learn and dream big is a driving force behind JBA Imagineering.
Student Success Wizard
Jordan is an integral member of the Jax Beach Aviation team, known for her vibrant charisma and warm friendliness. She greets students and guests with a smile that shines brightly, bringing a ray of sunshine on even the cloudiest IFR days.
Her role at JBA is crucial in ensuring that operations run smoothly and efficiently. She keeps an eye on the dynamics of the daily schedule, maintenance squawks, Nav database updates, and scheduled inspections. She is also our intermediary to the critical people that make it all happen. If you’re looking for Seth or Dustin, she will tell you that they are in a meeting and can relay a message. Don’t dig too deep; she won’t crack.
You may also hear from her if you are missing your passport, credit card on file, or have an account balance. Self-reporting these shortcomings (NASA style) will earn you coveted bonus points with her.
We know it can be a lot of fun and somewhat addictive to talk with Jordan and tell her random stories, but please remember that her pro bono services are reserved for guests and new potential customers. For current students, friends, co-workers, and employees of adjacent offices, conversations longer than 35 seconds will be billed to your FlightCircle account. We appreciate your understanding. It goes back to the old adage: you can’t let one monkey bring down the circus.
Beyond all of these talents, Jordan is also passionately pursuing her own aviation dreams. She is currently working towards obtaining her Private Pilot Certificate. With ATP ambitions, she aspires to earn her stripes with a major US carrier and shock everyone on the flight bridge as she walks past them and straight into the cockpit.
Pilot - Social Sorceress
Here Ye! Here Ye! Introducing the mighty , Alex Garcia, first of her name, admiral of the afternoon shift, sorceress of social media, overlord of organization, and friend to all.
Alex has guided lost travelers!
(Explained where the restrooms are to visitors)
Alex has mystified the minds of the youth! (Directs content for our social media)
Alex has tamed the Great Grey Dragon of The East!
(Got her Private Pilot License in 76Q)
“Alex Garcia is the best of us, and that is why we must follow her with steadfast loyalty..”
– Abraham Lincoln
(we think he said that…not confirmed)
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