The Book

There are now about 600,000 pilots, down from over 800,000 in the late 1970s. I'm working to help the industry ‘Make a Million Pilots.’ This infusion of pilots will spark the economy in countless ways. This is the new American Dream!

Aviation touches nearly everyone’s lives, but few know much about what it takes or how they can be involved. From soloing a glider at age 14 or a career at age 40, if you have entertained the idea of learning to fly one day, or just want to level up your understanding of aviation from 0-160 mph (or kph), to make a real difference in an industry that needs your help, then Open Air is your guide to all things aviation! Jeff Jorgenson, an American Veteran, stay-at-home-dad, civilian flight instructor and your virtual aviation ambassador, shares his story and takes you on an entertaining and informative “walk-around” an airplane.

You’ll learn what it really takes to be a pilot with money-saving tips and pilot hacks from drones to jets! More than that, Jeff inspires you to pursue any number of new careers and activities related to a bright future in aviation. Coupled with a touch of aviation history and some inspiring young aviators, this is the ideal guide for anyone with an unaided interest in aviation!