Speaking last month on the Kojo Nnamdi Show John McGraw, Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), talks about new regulations from the Obama administration concerning unmanned aircraft systems and U.S. airspace.
John Mc Graws previous assignments in the FAA Aircraft Certification Service include Acting Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, AIR-100; Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate Standards Staff; and, Manager, Airplane and Flightcrew Interface Branch in the Transport Airplane Directorate. John has also been assigned duties as Senior Systems Engineer, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office. Prior to entering the FAA, John served as a Test Director/Test Pilot for the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center and as a Flight Test Engineer for the U.S. Navy Rotary Wing Test Directorate at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River.
Mr. McGraw has over 29 years of aviation experience, including 13 years flight test experience. He holds a Commercial Rotorcraft w/Instrument Pilot License and has over 4000 Hours of flight time. John is a U.S. Army Master Aviator. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree (with High Honors) and from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics degree (Cum Laude).