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Jonathan is a self-proclaimed “geeky pilot” and three time startup co-founder. He was a professional pilot for 18 years and has over 3,000 hours of flight time. Beginning his career as a UH60 Blackhawk pilot, Jonathan served as an Aircraft and Air Mission Commander for the 236th Medical company; one of the Army’s fabled “Dustoff” units. Jonathan was selected to fly for the Army’s 12th Aviation Battalion, an aviation unit charged with protecting the Washington DC area and flying presidential cabinet members, congressmen and top Pentagon officials. In both units, he served as the company network administrator, where he built and managed secure computer networks and databases during a period when the Army’s digital systems were rapidly evolving.
Jonathan flew medical crews to trauma scenes and hospitals for air ambulance companies in New Mexico, Alaska, and Oregon. He joins the aerial robotics industry with a deep love of aviation history cultivated since boyhood, and an unbridled optimism for what’s possible as the skies become digital. As CEO of Skyward, Jonathan and his team are powering the global aerial robotics network and ushering in the next era of aviation.