Jamie Beckett

You Can Fly Ambassador | Eastern U.S.

Jamie caught the aviation bug at a young age but didn’t earn a pilot certificate until he was 30-years old. Going all in on aviation as a career change, he’s committed himself to General Aviation as a CFI and an A&P. He is also a flight school owner as well as a prolific writer and public speaker specializing in aviation-related topics.

Flying landplanes, seaplanes, taildraggers, and doing restoration work on classics, Jamie has a solid grasp on the benefits and challenges that are inherent to flying either recreationally or professionally. Over the years he’s owned several aircraft, but most often commutes to aviation events in the AOPA Foundation Cessna 152 he cheerfully refers to as his, “company car.”

His close involvement with a wide variety of flying clubs, including multiple high school flying clubs, allows Jamie to share real-world experiences and valuable insight with those who wish to keep their costs low while maximizing the fun-factor of their aeronautical adventures.