Justin began his aviation career back in 2013 when he joined the United States Air Force as a meteorologist. He supported Air Force and Army operations eventually finding himself at Ft. Riley here in Kansas. In 2018, as he was transitioning off of active duty to the Air National Guard, he decided to attend Kansas State University, and received his private pilot license. Following that, he went to ATP Flight school to complete his certificates all the way up through his CFI, CFII, and MEI. He found himself back at Kansas State University as an Assistant Chief, and check airman before joining Ortega Aviation. When he is not flying he enjoys spending time with his wife Maggie and son Rhodes. Justin’s favorite part of flying is teaching students and seeing their hard work result in a checkride pass!