Jeff’s introduction to flying came in 1966 when he first flew in a Cessna 172 at sunrise over Phoenix Arizona. He then discovered an Aviation Explorer Post at Deer Valley Airport, where he learned more about flying and pursued his Private Pilot license. He received his Private Pilot license in 1972 at Scottsdale Airport, and then shortly after graduating from college, went to Air Force Pilot training. He spent 21 years as a copilot, first pilot, instructor pilot and evaluator pilot in the B-52. He then became a high school physics teacher for 23 years, flying Civil Air Patrol aircraft in his spare time. After retiring from teaching, he became a civilian flight instructor. He loves inspiring the same passion for aviation that he got in that first flight at sunrise over Phoenix. His son followed him into the Air Force and is currently a KC-135 Instructor Pilot at Fairchild AFB in Spokane WA.