Jay Shears

by Jay Shears on January 8, 2020

Jay Shears

Jay Shears

SAFE #: S0003802

Website: https://2takeflight4u.com/

Hometown: Durango CO, United States

Home Airport: KDRO

Occupation: Founder

Pilot Certificates: COMM/ME/INSTR/CFII/CFI/GI & Part 107 REMOTE PILOT

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: First flight was in my uncles PA-23-150 when I was 13 years old; took-off from there and never looked back…

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since 1976

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Teach students about overcoming obstacles

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: NA

Why did you join SAFE?: To continue learning from the community

What would you like to see change in aviation?: More outreaches to create awareness for the youth (i.e. next generation aviators)

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: www.2takeflight4u.com

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor; FAA Safety Team Representative; FAA Certified Commercial Pilot; FAA Part 107 remote pilot; Athens Olympic Torch Bearer; FAA Equip 2020 NextGen Committee Representative; NASA Color Imaging Subsystem Launch and Development Team for the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle (launched on STS-95).

Who are your role models in aviation?: My Uncle who had me flying his Piper Apache before my feet could reach the rudder pedals

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