James R. Cannon
1411 West Gantry Court, Leland, NC 28451
Tel:+1 (770) 235-0098 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Over 25 years of senior management experience in business aviation.
- National Business Aviation Association, Board of Directors.
- President of Jet Professionals, Inc.
- Co-author of “Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management”
- IS-BAO Program Director; IS-BAO/IS-BAH Auditor;
- Accumulated a total of 14,200 flight hours.
- FAA Type Rated on 7 business aviation aircraft.
- Leadership, Team Building, Organization and Personnel Development
- Aircraft acquisition, interior design and completion expertise
- Excellent communication skills, Public speaking
- Startup, turnaround and expansion of flight operations
- Safety Management System, Policy and Procedures specialist
Sundog Aviation, LLC – July 2014 to Present
- Safety Auditor, Consultant Author
IBAC (International Business Aviation Council) – May 2011 to July 2014
- Director, IS-BAO Program
Sundog Aviation, LLC. – August 2008 to May 2011
- Safety Auditor, Consultant, Author
AMB Group, LLC, Atlanta, GA – July 2001 to August 2008
- Chief Pilot – Gulfstream IV
- Family flight operation for Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot.
The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA – March 1997 to July 2001
- Director of Flight Operations – Global Express, 2 Falcon 900 B’s and 2 Citation II’s
- Recruitment and staff development; process and procedures.
- Created an effective team that grew from 8 associates and 2 aircraft to 46 associates and 5 aircraft.
- Managed construction of a new hangar, acquired 6 aircraft, and demonstrated success in support of the rapidly growing corporation.
Dresser Aviation Transport, Dallas, TX – April 1996 to March 1997
- Chief Pilot – Gulfstream IV and 2 Challenger 601-1A.
Haemonetics Services, Inc., Londonderry, NH – May 1993 to April 1996
- Chief Pilot – Challenger 601-3A.
Jet Professionals, Inc., Fairfield, CT – January 1985 to May 1993
- Developed personnel agency specializing in permanent and temporary placement within the business aviation community.
- Entrepreneurial start up as a sole proprietor.
- Conceived and grew the organization to 13 associates in 4 regional offices.
- Focused concentration in marketing and sales as well as overall financial coordination.
- Orchestrated sale of JPI to Kimberly Clark, September 1992.
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – PhD in Aviation; 1st Cohort; 6 courses.
- University of Connecticut – Post M.B.A Certificate, Organizational Development
- University of Connecticut – M.B.A
- U.S. Navy Flight School – Designated Naval Aviator
- University of Tennessee – B.S. Industrial Management
Boards and Committees
- ICAO Safety Management Panel Member – 2011 – 2014
- Chairman of the Local Atlanta Committee for the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention – 1999, 2007 & 2010
- Co-Founded the Georgia Business Aviation Association – 1998
- Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association – 1995 to 2001
- Corporate Advisory Committee of the Flight Safety Foundation – 1992-1998
- Fatigue Studies Committee of the Flight Safety Foundation – September 1994 to January 1996
- National Business Aviation Association;
- Georgia Business Aviation Association;
- Atlanta Aero Club;
- American Society for Quality.
Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management, Cannon & Richey, 2012, Government Institutes, Lanham, MD.
Business & Commercial Aviation Magazine:
- Auditing a Career – March 2019
- Cabin Safeguards – July 2016
- Sticking with SOP’s – March 2016
- Global Rules of the Road – November 2015
- Understanding Upsets – September 2015
- Jimmy Doolittle: 100% Essential – January 2011
- Command Decision – December 2009
- Enhancing Flight Department Relevance – July 2009
- EFBs Looking A-OK – February 2009
- Disability and the Corporate Pilot – November 2008
- Finding Balance – October 2008
- Pilot Retirement: When and How? – April 2006
- The New Candid Cameras – February 2006
- Headsets for the Jet Set – November 2005
- Distractions from the Back – November 2005
- Six Feet Under; 36,000 Feet Above – May 2005
- Off Duty but On Call: The Quandary – October 2004
- Road Tripping – April 2004
- Flight Attendants – February 2004
- Certified Aviation Managers – September 2003
- Developing Management Skills, By the Book – August 2003
- Let’s Get Together to Discuss It – July 2003
- Taking Full Measure – March 2003
- Flying Through Corporate Turbulence – October 2002
- Managing Your Aircraft’s Completion – June 2002
- Making a Difference – April 2002
- Disaster/Emergency Response – July 2002
- Old or Good-as-Gold Pilots? – February 2002
- The Flying Manager – December 2001
- When Bad Things Happen – November 2001
- A Matter of Character – September 2001
- The Outsider – July 2001
- Management Development – A Two-Way Commitment. March 1986
Business Aviation Advisor Magazine:
- Better Audit, Better Odds – March 2016
- Flying Skills and the Automated Cockpit – March 2015
National Business Aviation Association: Corporate Aviation Safety Digest:
- 1995 NBAA Convention, Las Vegas: “Points of Focus”
- 1995 NBAA Convention, Las Vegas: “Forming the Core”
- 1994 NBAA Convention, New Orleans: “Managing the Single Aircraft Operation”
National Business Aviation Association:
- NBAA Flight Attendant/Flight Technician Conference 2016, Del Ray Beach
- “Hazard Identification and the Flight Attendant/Techician”
- NBAA Corporate Aviation Mangers Conference 1997, San Diego.
- Panel Participant – Subject, “Adding Value”
- NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference 1996, Nashville.
- “Operational Considerations for Long Haul Flights”
- NBAA Management Committee Presentation 1993 NBAA Convention, Atlanta.
- “Importance of SOP’s to the Single Aircraft Operation”
- NBAA Flight Department Survival Seminar, Atlanta, June 1992
- “Cutting Costs: Right Sizing our Fleet & Work Force”
- NBAA Maintenance Managers Conference, Philadelphia, Spring 1986
- “Motivating Maintenance Technicians”
- NBAA Training Seminar, Orlando, November 1985
- “Career Development – How to Keep Good Employees”
Flight Safety Foundation/CASS:
- FSF Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar: April 2012, San Antonio.
- “Foundations of Safety and SMS Implementation”
- FSF Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar: April 1995, Vancouver.
- “The Effects of Extended Duty Periods. What Departments Can Do to Cope”
- FSF Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar: April 1991, White Plains.
- “Retention and Development of Aviation Department Personnel”
- FSF Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar: April 1988, Williamsburg.
- “The Pilot Shortage & Safety of Flight”
From May of 2011 until November of 2014, I conducted an average of 10 workshop pairs (Fundamentals of IS-BAO and IS-BAO Auditing) for the IS-BAO program per year as well as conducting the first two IS-BAH workshop pairs, Paris and Atlanta.
Sundog Aviation IS-BAO/IS-BAH Audits Conducted
- Aflac Aviation Services, IS-BAO Stage 3 Audit
- Modern Aviation, Denver APA, IS-BAH Stage 2 Audit
- Meridian, Teterboro & Hayward, IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Modern Aviation, Wilmington, NC, IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Marathon Petroleum – IS-BAO Stage 3 Audit (June 2019)
- Image Air Charter LLC, IS-BAO GAP & Stage 2 Audit
- Signature Flight Support, Van Nuys – IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Signature Flight Support, Teterboro – IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Jet Aviation Dubai & Singapore – IS-BAH Stage 2 Audits
- Management Services, Inc. – IS-BAO Gap & Stage 2 Audit
- Anadarko Petroleum – IS-BAO Stage 3 Audit
- Signature Flight Support, Panama City, Panama – IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Valero Energy – IS-BAO Stage 3 Audit
- Southern Company Services, Inc. – IS-BAO Stage 2 Audit
- Signature Flight Support, Orlando Headquarters – IS-BAH Gap Audit
- The Williams Companies – IS-BAO Stage 3 Audit
- Curacao Air Terminal Services, Curacao & Bonaire – IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia – IS-BAH Stage 1 Audit
- Starbucks Coffee – IS-BAO Stage 3 Audit
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Flight Training Department – IS-BAO Stage 1 Audit
- Southern Company Services, Inc. – IS-BAO Stage 1 Audit