Our Instructors

Colonel George London, Jr. USAF (ret.)President / Chief Flight Instructor / CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI and MEI

Wilmington, NC Video Interview with George London

Colonel London is a former test pilot instructor at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (TPS) at Edwards Air Force Base in California. During his career he flew over 51 different aircraft, was instructor on five and was the Chief Air Force test pilot on the C-17 program. Several of his students went on the fly the Space Shuttle!

George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).

Our team of flight instructors is unmatched in experience and dedication. Many have military training backgrounds. Not only are they highly qualified and experienced pilots, they are dedicated to teaching you to become the best pilot you can be!


  • Dedicated Career Instructors
  • Certified Flight Instructors CFI
  • Certified Instrument Instructors CFII
  • Certified Multi-engine Instructors MEI
  • Certified Basic Ground School Instructors BGI
  • Certified Advanced Ground School Instructors AGI
  • Certified Instrument Ground School Instructors IGI

"I looked at several flight schools in the area before deciding on HJ Aviation. Not only did I think they were the best value for the money but I was impressed by their backgrounds and experience and how willing they were to accommodate my busy schedule."

Linda Banes, Student Pilot

"I used to take lessons at one of the other area flights schools and there was a constant turnover of instructors. At HJ Aviation there were career instructors who's primary focus was ME and not just building hours on their way to an airline job. This gave me the consistency I needed to learn. Thanks HJ!"

Bob Garagos, Private Pilot

Our Instructors

Jake Collins CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI, MEI

Mississippi & Seattle, WA

Michael Schoen CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI, MEI, ATP

Charlotte. NC

Eric Woods AGI, IGI

Washington, DC