Jason Herman, CAM
Jason Herman first took the controls of an airplane when he was only 7 years old. Under the instruction of his father and grandfather, he accomplished his first solo flight on his 16th birthday and completed his primary flight training in White Plains, New York where he earned his private pilot certificate the following year.
Jason’s keen interest in aviation led him to pursue a summer internship, which ultimately transitioned into a full time position as an aircraft dispatcher for a fast paced on-demand and scheduled Part 135 operator in the Northeast, while still in high school. Working weekends during the school year and full time during the summer months, Jason dedicated his time toward streamlining aircraft and crew scheduling, dispatch, flight following, mission planning, client services, international operations, and charter sales processes, which later led him to pursue an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate.
Driven by a true passion for the aviation profession, Jason attended Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology and graduated with highest distinction. During his time at Purdue, he worked as a flight instructor for the University where he taught private, instrument, and commercial candidates, administered FAR Part 61 phase checks and evaluation flights, and worked closely with faculty and staff on the development of their proprietary Phenom 100 flight-training program.
Jason’s experience in corporate and business aviation led him to secure a position flying a fleet of Cessna Citation aircraft in Southern California under FAR Part 135. Jason quickly advanced to Assistant Chief Pilot where he managed pilot training, supervised pilot hiring, ensured regulatory compliance, conducted Initial Operating Experience (IOE) with new-hire pilots, served as an FAA liaison, and facilitated industry leading safety audits. Currently, he serves as the Lead Captain of a Citation CJ4 account under FAR Parts 91 and 135 and also volunteers his time as Chairman of the NBAA Part 135 Subcommittee. Additionally, Jason is an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) and maintains active membership on the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee, NBAA Young Professional’s Council, and the Southern California Aviation Association (SCAA) Safety Committee. He holds an ATP certificate with type ratings in Cessna Citation 500 series, Mustang, 525 series, Excel, and X aircraft and is also rated in single engine seaplanes, multiengine seaplanes, and helicopters.
In addition to his role as an active pilot, Jason currently works as an advisor with Raven Career Development to help guide clients in their quest to confidently and professionally communicate their background and experience for future employment consideration with top flight organizations throughout the world. He specializes in application reviews, networking strategies, and the development of technical media including resumes and cover letters.