John Talmadge graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in Aviation Science. He holds FAA ratings as a Commercial Single/Multi-engine Pilot, CFII, Advanced Instrument Ground Instructor and Aircraft Dispatcher. John was a Crew Chief on UH-1Hs and Heavy Airlift Maintenance Specialist on C-141Bs in the Army and Air National Guard. He has extensive experience in Part 121 and 135 Flight Operations and Operations Control Centers. John has been an active part of the General Aviation community his entire life, even serving as an Accident Prevention Counselor for the Baton Rouge FSDO. He joined Avidyne in October of 2016 as the Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast Region.