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Background Information

Employment History

Marine Corps


Chairman of General Aviation Technology

Purdue University


Affiliations

Flight Instructors Hall of Fame

Member


NAFI's Hall of Fame

Member


Sporty

Co-Founder


Education

degree

Engineering

Cornell University


Web References(15 Total References)


Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

1998 Inductee Joe Vorbeck: Joe Vorbeck, known as Mr. Instrument Flying to his friends, was highly respected among his students and peers for his dedication and voracious appetite for aviation knowledge.
A native of Rochester, NY, Joe joined the Marines at 17 and returned home after four years to obtain an engineering degree at Cornell University. He then joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served for five years as a paratrooper and expert at troop insertion and supply. Too tall at 6' 7 to fly in the military service, he learned to fly on his own and obtained a flight instructor rating. After teaching aviation at the University of Illinois, Joe accepted a position as Chairman of General Aviation Technology at Purdue University in 1964. While at Purdue, he implemented the weekend seminars program. These important courses provided private, instrument and commercial pilots with three days of the latest aviation instruction and training. Joe co-founded the National Association of Flight Instructors and was NAFI's first president. In 1987 he moved to Ohio where he co-founded Sporty's Academy, produced educational aviation videos and helped establish the


http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2011/04/14/sportys-celebrates-its-50th/

With help from Purdue University's Joe Vorbeck, the course was reworked, complemented with slides in a carousel that were advanced using a garage door opener, making the 1960s classroom wireless.


SPORTY'S PILOT SHOP and SPORTY'S ACADEMY Biography

Shevers partnered with Joe Vorbeck, a professor of aviation at Purdue University, to write a more complete ground school course. (Vorbeck later became a long-time Sporty's employee.) Together they created Traveling Aviation Seminars to travel the country teaching the new and improved course.


http://www.airportjournals.com/display.cfm/Centennial/0501024

Shevers partnered with Joe Vorbeck, a professor of aviation at Purdue University, to write a more complete ground school course. (Vorbeck later became a long-time Sporty's employee.) Together they created Traveling Aviation Seminars to travel the country teaching the new and improved course.


http://www.cessnaowner.org/viewnews.asp?ID=18447

At the same time, I partnered with Joe Vorbeck, the chairman of general aviation technology at Purdue (and also a member of NAFI's Hall of Fame) to write a more complete ground school course.


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