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Aviator Credentials

Jacob Odgaard (left) enjoys teaching new pilots how to fly.

Jacob Odgaard (left) enjoys teaching new pilots how to fly.


  • U.S. Commercial Pilot, FAA Certificate No. 2836719; Airplane Single & Multiengine Land; Instrument Airplane
  • U.S. Flight Instructor, FAA Certificate No. 2836719 CFII; Airplane Single Engine; Instrument Airplane
  • Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary) Pilot / Instructor Pilot / Check Pilot (CAP No. 414898); Civil Air Patrol Scanner, Observer, and Mission Pilot

PIC Flight Time:

  • 2,100+ hours total time, all aircraft
  • 300+ hours, high-performance (single and multiengine)

Instructor Credentials:

  • Jet Air Inc., Iowa City, Iowa, and Galesburg, Ill., 2005–09
  • Iowa Flight Training (IFT), LCC, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, 2009–present
  • Hours of Flight Instruction Given: 800+
  • Kirkwood Community College, Iowa:
    • Private Pilot Ground School (2005)
    • Instrument Pilot Ground School (2006)
  • Civil Air Patrol Eastern Iowa Cadet Squadron:
    • Private Pilot Ground School (2008)
    • Aerospace Education (2008)
  • Civil Air Patrol Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron:
    • Standards and Evaluations Officer (2008–)
  • University of Iowa (as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering):
    • Fluid Mechanics (and Aerodynamics), 1984– (every spring semester)
Last modified on September 5th, 2013
Posted on August 5th, 2013