We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for AViCON 2018! Jill Rutan Hoffman is a twice-published author and a serial entrepreneur. She is the daughter of world-famous Voyager pilot, Dick Rutan, and niece of legendary aircraft and spacecraft designer, Burt Rutan.
Jill has dedicated her life to encouraging others to break the law of gravity by creating unique opportunities for people to fly. As the founder of the non-profit, Looking Skyward, Jill sent deserving young adults to many space and aviation camps across the country. Jill also generously donates her time as a mentor to young adults pursuing careers in aviation.
Seeing a growing pilot shortage and lack of innovation in the aviation industry, Jill Founded Path 2 Flight, LLC in 2018, with her husband and Co-founder, Lars Hoffman. Path 2 Flight introduces a whole new community to flight by making it easy for people to find, book and buy exciting flight experiences and flight training opportunities. The company is also passionate about supporting the future of flight by promoting the industry's latest technologies and trends, like virtual reality flight training, electric airplanes and space flights.