The Yellow Jacket Flying Club is the premier aviation community at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, GA. The YJFC was founded in 1946 by several GT students who wanted to pursue their passions for flying. Over its more than 70 years of operation, the YFC has had a rich history of promoting aviation interest and education within the Georgia Tech family, and its members have helped shape the face of aviation in the Atlanta area. The Club exists to provide opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, and staff to develop their interest in aviation. Whether it is simply hanging out with other aviation enthusiasts, or actually learning how to fly, the YJFC has something for everyone!
As a non-profit, the YJFC keeps the costs of learning to fly down, making it easier to earn a pilot’s license. We own and operate a fleet of four Cessna 172 aircraft that are open to all club members to fly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! We’re currently based at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) in Chamblee, GA, a short drive up I-85 or MARTA ride from campus.
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Learn about the YJFC's all-volunteer leadership teams and how they serve you
The YJFC was founded in 1946. That makes us the nation's oldest collegiate flying club. Click to learn about the YJFC's rich history.
The YJFC prides itself with its numerous events for pilots, student pilots, and non-pilots alike. In any given semester, we host over 20 events for our members.
The YJFC owns, operates, and maintains a fleet of Cessna 172s. Not only do we offer them for rent to our members, but we'll also teach you how to take care of them.
Do you wish to learn how to fly? Do you aspire to reach new aviation heights? Click to learn about how the YJFC can help you achieve your aviation dreams!
Awards and Achievements
Not only does the YJFC award outstanding and deserving members, but we recognize each and every member's aviation achievements.
We're actively involved in the Greater Atlanta's aviation education by hosting and volunteering in various community events.
Costs, Finances, & Financial Aid
Learn more about the costs to obtain a Pilot's license and the financial aid resources the YJFC offers.
Joining the YJFC is simple. Click to learn how to join the nation's oldest collegiate flying club!