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Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

President | Unmanned Aircraft Systems | Class of 2009

We say Illinois, Chris Johnson (MS ’09, aviation human factors) says ... Willard Airport.

“Before the U of I Board if Trustees voted to dissolve the Institute of Aviation, Willard Airport is where I earned all of my flight ratings; competed on the flight team; met my long-time adviser — and now good friend and colleague; conducted my preliminary graduate research and developed advanced simulation that saves lives,” says the Madison, Wis.-based president of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advocacy Network.

“All of these experiences helped me build my company, an FAA Center of Excellence for Aviation Research, and a growing flight program at the University of Wisconsin.”