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FALL 2017

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After graduating high school, Jon was accepted to the naval academy where he built the foundation of his future as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Marine Corps, Jon served as an F-18 Hornet pilot in several combat missions. He then transitioned into flight testing for the F-18 and F-35 programs. Since joining GE, Jon has captained test campaigns for LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B and GEnx-1B engine programs. Despite having flown more than 3,500 flight hours in 34 different aircraft, it's flying the world's largest engine later this year that has Jon most excited. "It's an aviation first. It's going to be flying people all over the world for generations to come. To be part of such a talented team of professionals putting that engine into the air for the very first time is beyond rewarding as a pilot." A blend of evolutionary and revolutionary designs, GE9X will be the most fuel-efficient jet engine GE has ever produced on a per-pounds-of-thrust basis. It will also be the largest. That is why Jon and the team pre- pares with the same diligence that he used in his Marine Corps combat training. AviationPros.com 7 Jon Ohman GE AVIATION

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