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11_20_2012-059Jeanne MacPherson is a retired Chief of Safety and Education Bureau, Aeronautics Division, and Montana Department of Transportation.
She coordinated air search operations, promoted aviation education, and taught mountain flying for more than 15 years.
Prior to working for the State of Montana, Jeanne was a freight pilot and flight instructor. She is a commercial pilot and CFII with SEL, MEL, and SES ratings.

Jeanne is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) as well as the FAA FAASTeam, and has been trained in the Emergency Maneuver Training Program developed by Master CFI-Aerobatic Rich Stowell.

  • 11_20_2012-059
    Jeanne MacPherson is a retired Chief of Safety and Education Bureau, Aeronautics Division, and Montana Department of Transportation.
    She coordinated air search operations, promoted aviation education, and taught mountain flying for more than 15 years.
    Prior to working for the State of Montana, Jeanne was a freight pilot and flight instructor. She is a commercial pilot and CFII with SEL, MEL, and SES ratings.

    Jeanne is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) as well as the FAA FAASTeam, and has been trained in the Emergency Maneuver Training Program developed by Master CFI-Aerobatic Rich Stowell.

    • Positive relationships with aviation leaders locally, regionally and nationally
    • Well-established record of advocacy for aviation safety and education
    • Active pilot and Master Flight Instructor
  • Specializing in Mountain flying, Emergency Maneuver Train ing, spin and basic aerobatic training; offering Aviation Safety Seminars.

    Developed, promoted and administered annual aviation safety and education programs including FAA approved flight instructor refresher clinics, college accredited teacher workshops to develop aviation curricula, pilot-centered winter survival clinics, mountain search pilot clinics, and Aviation Career Academy courses

    Represented Montana Aeronautics Division with many international, national and regional aviation organizations such as NASAR, CASARA, NASAO, WISARAC, the National Congress of Aviation Educators, National Airspace Regional meetings, Women in Aviation International

    Organized the statewide aerial search and rescue program – training, supervising and equipping Montana pilots for air search and rescue; coordinated aerial search and rescue

    Administered the Montana pilot and aircraft registration program

    • 2011 Montana Pilot of the Year Award, Montana Pilots Association
    • 2003 The EAA Freedom of Flight Award (the Experimental Aircraft Association’s highest achievement award) for having flown more than 3,400 Young Eagles.
    • 2002 Pilot of the Year Award, Montana Pilots Association
    • 2002 Educator of the Year Award, Women in Aviation International
    • 2002 Women in Aviation Management Scholarship, Women in Aviation Int’l
    • 2000 Aviation Educator of the year, Federal Aviation Administration, NW Region
    • Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Master Flight Instructor
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
    FAASTeam Representative
    SAFE-Society of Aviation and Flight Educators
    EAA
    International Aerobatic Club
    Vintage Aircraft Association
    Women in Aviation, International
    Ninety-Nines
    Montana Pilots Association

    FLYING QUALIFICATIONS
    FAA Second Class Medical
    Pilot in command total time: 6,500 hours
    Commercial Pilot: SEL, SES, MEL
    Instrument Rated
    CFI, CFI-I
    Tailwheel Airplane
    Mountain Flight Instructor
    Emergency Maneuver Flight Training
    Recreational Aerobatics
    Recreational Aviation Foundation