Engineer/Technical, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
Cliff Johnson is a research engineer and technical expert for the Aviation Research Division at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ. He leads several R&D activities for both Rotorcraft and Unmanned Aircraft Systems that seek to improve aviation safety within the FAA. Cliff is qualified on the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems platform and has supported several unmanned aircraft and rotorcraft simulations and live flight tests involving the FAA, US Coast Guard, Department of Defense, and industry partners. He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) from Rowan University. In his spare time, Cliff is a diehard racing fan who enjoys attending NASCAR and INDYCAR races. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, where he still resides, he is also a Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers fan, and an accomplished guitarist.