Aviation – it’s quite an interesting industry, isn’t it? It has a huge impact worldwide, but not everyone really understands or appreciates its educational aspects. Well, that’s where Jeff Jorgenson comes in. He’s a visionary aviator and the founder of the Open Air Flight Club (OAFC).
Over the years in aviation, Jeff noticed a gap in aviation education and decided to bridge it. What started as a personal mission soon turned into a leading organization that guides aspiring aviators.
Back in 2013, Jeff faced some challenges of his own when he was trying to navigate the aviation world. He realized that he lacked the personal connections and proper guidance required to excel in his aviation career.
His struggles made him ponder over the difficulties others faced in this industry and how lack of guidance ended the dreams of many. He wanted to do something to make it easier for young aviators to join the industry. Thus, the idea for Open Air Flight Club was born.
One of the main things Jeff noticed was that parents and teachers didn’t know much about aviation. So, to tackle this issue, Open Air Flight Club provides educators with all the tools and resources they need to seamlessly integrate aviation into their existing curriculum.
They even have a specialized course just for teachers, based on Jeff’s popular book “Open Air Flight Club.” This course helps enhance STEM classes by bringing in aviation-related content. But it doesn’t stop there!
The book also encourages exploring aviation in other subjects like English and History, giving educators valuable insights and strategies to inspire their students and promote careers in aviation.
What really makes Open Air Flight Club stand out is its focus on the youth. Jeff gets a lot of inspiration from his own kids, as well as his flight students and colleagues who share his passion. Unlike other aviation advocacy organizations that were founded by older generations, OAFC brings a fresh perspective. They’re leading a revolution in aviation education and breathing new life into the field.
Open Air Flight Club is expanding its reach every day, revolutionizing aviation education and inspiring young aviators all over the world. If you want to join OAFC and contribute to shaping the next generation of aviation professionals, reach out to the organization here.