Captain, MI ANG Flight Officer, United Airlines
Brandon Jones was introduced to aviation by Dr. Brian Smith and the Tuskegee Airmen at the ACE Academy in 2000. After graduating from Western Michigan University in 2009, he continued to work as a flight instructor, amassing over 1,000 hours of instruction time in glass cockpit aircraft. Brandon went on to fly Shorts 360 turboprop aircraft for UPS and DHL and CRJ-200 jets for US Airways Express, before joining the Michigan Air National Guard. He is an Airbus 320 pilot for United Airlines, and serves part time as a KC-135T aircraft commander at Selfridge ANGB. Brandon was inspired and mentored by the original Tuskegee Airmen, and the great people who carried on their legacy. Brandon is enthusiastic about mentoring and guiding the next generation of aviators, and helping young adults realize their full potential.