FLYING

Jeff currently flys Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft as a pilot for American Airlines. He is based in Chicago and his work takes him to eastbound to Europe or westward to the Japan and China on scheduled passenger flights.

Jeff is very involved in the general aviation community and owns and flys a Cessna 185. He is active in backcountry flying taking his aircraft to high mountain airstrips.

Jeff also flies for the Commemorative Air Force as a volunteer pilot of FiFi, one of only two flying B-29s in existence. The CAF flies World War II aircraft to cities around the country honoring those who sacrificed so much for our nation  in a conflict that spanned the globe.

Together with Sully Sullenberger, Jeff served as the Chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program that, through there nationwide network of chapters and volunteers has introduced over 2 million young people to the wonders of flight.

Jeff has flown aircraft of all types for over 40 years. In that time he has logged over 23,000 hours in the air. Jeff holds an Airline Transport Pilots certificate, the highest license available from the FAA and also possesses a Basic, Instrument, and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor certificate.  His flight experience ranges from small 2 seat single-engine aircraft to the cockpit of the Airbus A380, the largest aircraft in the world.