Jim Emory

by Jim Emory on September 1, 2021

SAFE #: S0007356

Hometown: Norman OK, United States

Home Airport: KOUN

Occupation: Aviation Safety

Education: Bachelor of Science

Pilot Certificates: MEATP/SECOM/CFII

Airplanes Flying/Flown: G550/G650/C750/C172T/C182T

Educational Specialty: Aviation & Computer Science

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: Loved to watch airplanes while growing up. Always wanted to fly.

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Approximately 45 years, coming from the Air Force as a Air Traffic Controller, specializing in Terminal Instrument Procedures. Was a Safety Officer for the aero clubs while in the AF, and now OK Wing Safety Director . I'm also one of the Wing Check Pilots

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Flying with our cadets at our National Flight Academy each year and providing Orientation Rides throughout the year.

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: There are none.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: No

Why did you join SAFE?: I believe it's important to be involved with aviation organizations and the tools available is something I can use with our local pilots.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: We need more pilots. There is a severe shortage and it's not going to get better very soon.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: We're training our cadets and the Air Force is providing scholarships toward obtaining a Private Certificate. Local universities are connected with commercial airlines providing a pipeline for new pilots.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: No

Who are your role models in aviation?: Wilber and Orville, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindberg. Bob Hoover,

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