Welcome to the home page for Jeremy Jankowski, a pilot and flight instructor living in Hartford, Connecticut.
Jeremy grew up in Milford, Michigan, developing a love for aviation as a child and began learning to fly at the tender age of 12 years old. After becoming a Private Pilot in 1997 at the age of 17, Jeremy began formal flight training in the Professional Flight Technology program at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
While at Purdue, Jeremy spent years learning complex aircraft systems, human factors in aviation, advanced aerodynamics, and fundamentals of professional flight instruction, and after graduation served as a full-time flight instructor for Purdue, helping dozens of pilots to earn Private and Commercial PilotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Certificates, the Instrument Rating, and the Flight Instructor Certificate while serving as a part-time First Officer for PurdueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Turbine Flight Operation flying a King Air 200 and a Beechjet 400A. Jeremy also worked with students at the University of Michigan Flying Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the summers of 1998 and 1999.
In 2001, Jeremy left Purdue to pursue an internship at a world-class international corporate flight department in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was exposed to the inner workings of an award-winning flight operation throughout the maintenance, dispatch, scheduling, and flight operations departments. While in Connecticut, Jeremy worked with students at the now-defunct SkyLark Flight Academy in Warehouse Point, Connecticut, just east of Bradley International Airport.
After the downturn in the aviation industry, Jeremy continued to grow as an aviator as a pilot for Raleigh, North Carolina based Ram Air Freight, a Part 135 cargo company specializing in time-critical bank work flying a Piper Lance, Piper Seneca, and Beechcraft Baron. During this time, he spent hundreds of hours flying into both low and high-density airports in seemingly unending adverse weather.
In May of 2002, Jeremy was named by the National Association of Flight Instructors as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Master CFIÃ¢â‚¬Â due to his dedication to continuing education as a pilot and his commitment to continue to be an active contributor to the aviation community.
In October of 2002, Jeremy was hired at Chautauqua Airlines (now a part of the Republic Airways family) and domiciled in Columbus, Ohio, flying the Embraer 145, a 50-passenger regional jet used in numerous contracts with major airlines to provide passenger feed to major hubs throughout the eastern part of the United States and Canada. Jeremy earned the rank of Captain in July 2004 and served on numerous pilot committees with regard to pilot training, scheduling, and new hire orientation. He also created and managed the pilot groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s internet portal, RepublicPilots.org, utilized to disseminate training information and facilitate greater communication among a geographically diverse group of aviators throughout the Republic Airways pilot group. He received company-wide commendation for his continuing service to his passengers in June of 2006.
In February 2008, Jeremy began working as a corporate pilot. Jeremy holds type ratings in the Beechjet 400A, Embraer 145, Falcon 2000EX-EASy, and the Hawker 800 and 4000 series aircraft and continues to build experience in piston helicopters and gliders and expand his knowledge as a professional aviator and flight instructor in the hopes of continuing to spread his passion for the sky with the next generation of aviators. Jeremy holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) and as of November 2010, Jeremy has logged nearly 7,000 accident-free hours of experience in numerous aircraft, nearly 5,000 of which as Pilot-In-Command. He remains a flight instructor in single and multi-engine piston aircraft and holds an instrument instructor rating, and has written numerous aviation-related articles for AvWeb, Aviation Safety, and NAFIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mentor Magazine.