Drones
Feb 27, 2018
Mike Johnson
Drones

Mike is a 2000 graduate of Edina High school and is the son of Edina Rotary member, Doug Johnson.  After Edina, he attended the United States Air Force Academy and became an Air Force C-17 pilot after training on multiple aircraft.   Eventually becoming an instructor pilot, Mike led missions and deployed across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Rim, and the Middle East in support of the President of the United States, Department of Defense, and humanitarian assistance missions.  Following two operational tours in the C-17, he transitioned to the RQ-4, Global Hawk, unmanned aircraft in Grand Forks, ND.  There he served as the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Chief Evaluator Pilot and Flight Standards Director for five RQ-4 locations around the globe.  Mike separated from the Air Force in 2016 and joined the SkySkopes team and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations where he leads a team of professional pilots who focus on providing innovative solutions to the energy industry.  

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