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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Leadership Teams

Learn about the YJFC's all-volunteer leadership teams and how they serve you


The YJFC was founded in 1945. That makes us the nation's oldest collegiate flying club!


We pride ourselves with our numerous events for pilots, student pilots, and non-pilots alike. Every semester, we host over 20 events for our members!


We own, operate, and maintain 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.

Flight Training

Do you wish to learn how to fly? Do you aspire to reach new aviation heights?

Awards and Achievements

Not only do we award outstanding and deserving members, but we recognize each and every member's aviation achievements.

Community Outreach

We're actively involved in the Greater Atlanta's aviation education by hosting and volunteering in various community events

Costs and Financial Aid

Learn more about the costs to obtain a Pilot's license and the financial aid resources we offer.


Joining the YJFC is simple. Click to learn about the application process to join the nation's oldest collegiate flying club!