John Frankhouser - board of directors at VelocityR Aviation
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John Frankhouser is a life-long aviation enthusiast who is excited to share that passion and drive with the next generation of aviation professionals.  John graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990, and immediately went to Naval Flight School.  After attaining his “Wings of Gold,” John excelled as a P-3C maritime patrol pilot in multiple tours. 

He did 3 deployments to the far East and Arabian Gulf.  He was an instructor pilot, and senior evaluator.  After 10 years of active duty, John accepted a position as a pilot with American Airlines, and transitioned to being a drilling reservist in the Navy Reserve.  John’s career at American has seen him as a Flight Engineer and First Officer on the B-727, First Officer on the B-737, B-757, B-767, B-777, A-330, and Captain on the A-320. 

During his 22 years at American, John did multiple recalls to active duty- first with the Navy, and later, with the Air National Guard as a MQ-9 Reaper (Drone) pilot.  He retired from the Air National Guard in 2018. 

John is an active mentor for several pilots pursuing both military and civilian careers.  He can help design a custom plan to help individual perspective pilots achieve their goals.

John has been married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer, for 31 years and they are the proud parents of 3 children.