Jerome Hoffmann

by Jerome Hoffmann (Lifetime Member) on August 5, 2019

SAFE #: S0004485

Hometown: Loxahatchee FL, United States

Home Airport: F45

Occupation: Pilot

Education: College, U.S. Army 82d Airborne Division

Pilot Certificates: ATP

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Falcon 2000, Lear 60, Lear 55, Lear 35, Beach Kin Air 350, Beach King Air 300, Beach King Air, 200, Beach King Air 100, Beach King Air 90, Cessna CJ3, Challenger, 414, 320, 310, 210, 180, 182, 170, 172, 152, 150, Cub, OH58, Huey, PA23-250, Saratoga, Cherokee6, Mooney, PA140,

Educational Specialty: Jet pilot traing

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: The lifestyle. Loved being in new places meeting new people and trying new things.

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

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Training new hire pilots. They are usually very eager and excited to learn. So shaping and forming these young people is a real treat

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Having to retrain. I feel I have let them down in some way

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: One time I was flying a DC3 from Denver to Grand Junction. It was snowing and cold out. A flight attendant came up front as we were waiting to takeoff and said she her bag in the stews lounge. I that’s a shame what can I do. She said “I don’t know but all my overnight things are in it and I really need it”. I said “ok I have an idea. I’ll call the agent and see if he can put it on the bus. It should be there about the same time we get in “. She said” how can that be. We are flying nonstop to Junction”. I said ”Right but honestly we are not very fast in fact the bus usually beats us their. Please don’t tell anybody though or we’re all out of a job”. We get to Grand Junction and I already had her bag because or fantastic personnel threw it up to me as we were getting ready to push in Denver. I toss it to the agent in Juction and ask him to bring it onboard after everyone is out and tell her it just came up on the buss. Holy cow that’ girl was floored. She ran up front screaming about how this bag just came up on the bus. Gotta love the funny things.

Why did you join SAFE?: I believe in passing it on. Want to do my part.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: No really anything comes t

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: Not really

Who are your role models in aviation?: My father and grandfather.

Anything else you'd like to add?: Not now

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