Open Air: How People Like Yourself Are Changing the Aviation Industry
Aviation touches nearly everyone, few understand how and why it works. Armed with experience as an aircraft owner and flight instructor, retired Navy Veteran and stay-at-home dad, Jeff Jorgenson, set out on a journey to inspire his kids and others with a holistic vision of how accessible aviation can be in our rapidly changing world.
While aviation is accessible to the middle class, it is only accessible in theory. Traditionally, aviation has been the privilege of the 1% or of those who have invested considerable time and money in aviation. But that model is changing.
Democracy has made it so that more middle-class, more minorities, and more women are getting involved in aviation like never before.
Open Air is an overview of the basic building blocks of aviation. Jeff demonstrates how democracy has influenced the industry, providing an ideal platform for S.T.E.M. education. Jeff homes to equip everyday people with the tools that allow them to understand how the imbalances of the industry require a real shift to help close the gap on the looming, nationwide, pilot shortage. A must-read for anyone with an unaided interest in aviation.